Recovery Event Sponsorship

Funding to support recovery through public events

Meander Valley Council has allocated $36,500 in sponsorship funding to support not-for-profit community groups and business consortia to support the recovery from the COVID-19 Disease Emergency by engaging the community in enjoyable public events that re-establish community relationships and rebuild community connection.

Applicants can apply for one of the following sponsorships:

  1. Small community events - maximum of $2,500 for events held between 1 October and 30 June 2021.
  2. Large community events - maximum of $5,000 for events to be held between 1 January and 30 June 2021.

Where can I get more information?

Click here for more information and eligibility requirements.

How do I apply?

Applications must be received a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the date of your event.
Before you apply, you will need to complete and upload an Event Notification Form. To download Council's Event Notification Form, Click here

Apply online
Use the form below to submit your application and electronically upload any supporting documents.
By email
Click here to download the Expression of Interest Application Form. Scan completed form and copies of any supporting documents and email to
By post
Click here to download the Expression of Interest Application Form. Mail the completed form and copies of any supporting documents to: Attn: Community & Lifestyle Officer, PO Box 102, Westbury Tasmania 7303.

Need help or have a question?

If you need help or have a question, please contact Nate Austen, Community & Lifestyle Officer on 6393 5366 or email

Recovery Event Sponsorship - Expression of Interest Application Form

Applications must be received a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to your event date.

To be eligible to apply for Event Recovery Sponsorship, applicants must:

•  Be legally incorporated or operating under the auspices of an incorporated body, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Registration Commission; OR be a legally incorporated business demonstrating collaboration with other businesses or community groups;

•  Be registered in Australia for taxation purposes with an active ABN;

•  Be located and operating in the Meander Valley local government area (LGA);

•  Be seeking funds to support an upcoming event and not retrospective funding;

•  Not be subject to any legal impediment or adverse circumstances;

•  Be able to obtain any required planning, health or traffic permits for the proposed event;

•  Be able to provide a COVID- safe event plan on request; and

• Demonstrate that the event will have appropriate insurance cover for the life of the event and will indemnify Council against any action which may be brought against the funded event.

Applicant Details

Please provide details of the other partners:

Auspice details (if applicable)

Please upload a signed certification letter by an Office Bearer of the Auspice Organisation - the letter must include name, position, statement confirming willingness to auspice, signature and date.

Event Details

Applicants can apply for:

• A maximum of $2,500 for small community events held between 1 October and 30 June 2021.

• A maximum of $5,000 for large community events held between 1 January and 30 June 2021. 

Event Assessment

Please note if you are successful in receiving a sponsorship, this will also form part of the evaluation for acquittal purposes.

Supporting Documents

To be considered, the following information is required as a minimum to be considered. You may also attach letters of support but these are optional. Council is not obliged to seek additional information before assessing your Expression of Interest.

In support of my/our application I/we have uploaded:

To upload multiple files, press the Choose File button once and select all the files (maximum of 10) at once. They will then be uploaded together.


• Our community organisation/group has met all applicable statutory payment and reporting requirements and;

• By submitting this form I/we declare that the information given is true and accurate to the best of my/our knowledge. I understand that if Meander Valley Council approves a Recovery Event Sponsorship, I/we will be required to accept the terms and conditions as outlined in the Sponsorship Agreement.This will include, in part, how the sponsorship will be acknowledged, agreement to provide a COVID safe event plan and the requirement to submit an acquittal and evaluation within 60 days of the event, including evidence of expenditure.

Confidentiality: The Council may use and disclose the information provided by applicants for assessing applications under the program guidelines and decisions on successful applicants. Council is also required to report the name and dollar value of successful grant applications.

Governance: As part of the Council’s governance process, the Council may publicise the level of financial assistance and the identity of the business recipient from the grant program.

Right to Information: Information provided to the Council may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the Right to Information Act (2009).

Personal Information Protection: Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act (2004) and the Council’s Personal Information Protection Policy. This information may be accessed by the individual to whom it relates, on request to the Council. 

Disclaimer: Although care has been taken in the preparation of this document, no warranty, express or implied, is given by the Council, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information it contains. Council accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from anything contained in or omitted from or that may arise from the use of this document. Any person relying on this document and the information it contains does so at their own risk. Council does not accept liability or responsibility for any loss incurred by an applicant that is in any way related to the program.