Grant name

Major events grant - December 2021

AmountUp to $100,000 for organisers of cancelled or postponed major public events
Impacted period27 December 2021 to 31 March 2022 (inclusive)
Turnover declineEvent cancelled/postponed. Requires proof of non-recoverable financial loss.
Industry specificNo
Closing date30 April 2022
Further Details

A Major Events Support Grant of up to $25,000 is available for the operators of major one-off events impacted by the health related trading restrictions from 27 December 2021.

To be eligible for the grant a business must:

  • Have a valid and active ABN (Australian Business Number) and be registered for the GST.
  • Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $10 million in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 financial year.
  • Employ people in South Australia.
  • Be the organiser/operator of an event scheduled over the period from 27 December 2021 and 31 March 2022, which was required to be cancelled/postponed as a result of the announced health/trading restrictions.
  • The event was a one-off event with an approved COVID Management Plan or COVID Safe Plan catering for an event of over 1,000 combined capacity in one or across multiple locations.
    • Entities with an on-going COVID-19 Management/Safe Plan for regularly scheduled events are not eligible.
  • Have incurred a non-recoverable financial loss as a result of the cancellation or postponement of the event.

To receive the full $25,000 grant, organisers must have experienced a non-recoverable loss that was greater than $25,000.

Applications are now open.

Standard event application form

Applications will close on 30 April 2022.

An increased grant amount of up to $100,000 is available for cancelled or postponed events with greater than 10,000 attendees.

To be eligible for an increased grant amount an organiser must meet the following criteria, in addition to those for the $25,000 Major Events Support Grant:

  • Provide evidence that forecast attendance over the period of the event was over 10,000 attendees (eg ticket sales).
  • Provide evidence of a non-recoverable financial loss as a result of the cancellation or postponement of the event equivalent to the requested grant amount (e.g. up to $100,000).

Where non-recoverable costs are less than $100,000, the grant is capped at the level of non-recoverable costs.  Where an applicant has already received the $25,000 grant, the top up grant will be adjusted accordingly so total grants do not exceed $100,000.

Applications are now open.

Larger event application form

Applications will close on 30 April 2022.

The eligibility guidelines are available to assist in completing your application.

Major Events Grant – Adelaide Fringe 2022

A Major Events Support Grant – Adelaide Fringe of up to $100,000 is available for producers of major events being held as part of the Adelaide Fringe 2022, where an event is required to be cancelled in whole or in part due to COVID-19 related restrictions (e.g. isolation requirements for artists).

This grant is only available for official Adelaide Fringe 2022 events where total expected attendance at cancelled performances / sessions is more than 1,000. All applications must be endorsed by the Adelaide Fringe.

For full details on the eligibility criteria please refer to the guidelines and terms and conditions.

Applications closed on 13 April 2022

If you have any questions regarding the grants, please contact the COVID-19 Support Fund