Events sponsorship

The latest Events Sponsorship funding round will open Monday 3 June and close midnight, Friday 28 June 2024.

Read more about the application process below.

Current events fundingFunding allocation Event workshops Event Sponsorship Policy 

The Tweed is a dynamic and diverse community with many exciting festivals and special events held each year. 

Council wants to support, develop and attract events that help build a vibrant Tweed community and support the Tweed to be a great place to live and visit. 

What’s On TweedDiscover our events calendar 

Current events sponsorship

The 2024-2025 Events Sponsorship funding round will open in June 2024.

Apply for events sponsorship

For further information please contact Kerrie McConnell on 02 6670 2735 or email [email protected].

Funding allocation

Council, at its meeting of 7 September 2023, resolved to allocate support to 16 events under the 2023-2024 Events Sponsorship funding round.

The Events Sponsorship funding offers financial assistance to event organisers with the aim to support, develop, attract, and grow events that showcase the Tweed’s unique characteristics, and build our community to be a great place to live and visit.

A total of $89,450 has been allocated, as follows:

Event nameDateLocationApplicantAmount sponsored
Bowls Queensland3-4 November 2023Club Tweed, Tweed HeadsBowls Queensland$2,000
Murwillumbah Show3-4 November 2023Murwillumbah ShowgroundTweed River Agricultural Society Ltd$7,700
Kids in Need Dragon Boat Festival5 November 2023Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed HeadsKids in Need Association Inc.$1,500
Annual Orchid Fair and Show3-5 November 2023Tweed Heads Civic CentreTweed District Orchid Society$3,000
Kingscliff Triathlon26 November 2023 & 24 March 2024KingscliffNX Sports Community Foundation$4,250 (across 2 events)
Carols by the Coast 202312 December 2023Rowan Robinson Park, KingscliffLions Club of Kingscliff$2,300
White Claw Christmas Race Day15 December 2023Murwillumbah RacecourseTweed River Jockey Club$2,500
Tweed Coast Pro9-15 February 2024Lions Park, Norries Cove, Cabarita HeadlandWorld Surf League$10,000
Tweed Coast Enduro24-25 February 2024PottsvilleNX Sports Community Foundation$4,700
Murwillumbah Arts Trail24-26 May 2024Murwillumbah and surrounding villagesCreative Caldera Inc.$10,000
The Kinship Festival25 May 2024Knox Park, MurwillumbahMurwillumbah Community Centre Inc.$15,000
Seas the Day Women’s Surf Festival25-26 May 2024Rowan Robinson Park and Kingscliff Beach, KingscliffSurfing Australia$10,000
HCCA 8th International Tour – Tweed Valley26 May – 1 June 2024Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads and Tweed ValleyHorseless Carriage Club of America – South Eastern Australia Region$2,500
World Environment DayJune 2024Knox Park, MurwillumbahCaldera Environment Centre$5,000
Head of the Tweed (HoTT)9 June 2024Chinderah, MurwillumbahMurwillumbah Rowing Club$1,500

Succeed in the Tweed – Event workshops

Council delivers free workshops to community event organisers to provide:

  • organisational and planning tips for your event
  • an opportunity hear from guest speakers
  • professional development and training
  • networking opportunities.

Next event workshop

The next workshop will be held Wednesday 26 June. The topic will focus on sustainability

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Events Strategy

The Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2021) aims to provide a framework to assist the community and Council to develop and support festivals and events in the Tweed. The strategy supports existing events, encourages development and sets the framework for attracting desirable events for strategic benefit.

With the event industry significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Council determined at its meeting 3 December 2020 to extend the Strategy for a period of one year until December 2021.

Council has recently contracted an organisation to set Council’s event direction (for the next four years) by aligning the destination’s position on events with the desires of the community, with an anticipated adoption date of a new Strategy in early 2022. 

Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016 to 2020 (2021)(PDF, 2MB)

Events Sponsorship Policy

The Events Sponsorship Policy(PDF, 181KB) provides a framework for Council to offer financial assistance to event organisers to develop, host and grow festivals and events in the Tweed Shire in accordance with the actions outlined in the Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020, adopted by Council on 18 February 2016, and extended for a period of one year until December 2021.


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