The City of Stirling supports not-for-profit organisations in running arts and cultural activities and events through the Cultural Development Fund.

Cultural Development FundAbout the Cultural Development Fund

Arts and events form an essential part of our community. The Cultural Development Fund aims to provide not-for-profit community organisations with access to funding and in-kind support to assist in the coordination of events and projects within the City of Stirling that contribute to community capacity building, community wellbeing, develop community spirit, enhance cultural diversity and nurture the arts.

Projects and events must directly benefit the City of Stirling community and take place in the City of Stirling.

There are three levels funding available:

Level 1: Flagship Events

Funding Range: $3,000 to $15,000

  • Events that attract significant attendance numbers and contribute long term social, cultural or economic value to the City of Stirling community.
  • All applications for Flagship Events must be submitted by 1 July for events taking place the following financial year.
  • Generally applicants are notified of the outcome of their application in August.

Level 2: Community Events

Funding Range: $1,000 to $3,000

  • Initiatives that contribute to community capacity building, promote community involvement, enhance cultural diversity or nurture the Arts.
  • Applications will be received on a year-round basis and must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the event taking place.

Level 3: Cultural Development Projects and Small Events

Funding Range: up to $1,000

  • One-off initiatives or projects with a strong arts/cultural development focus.
  • Participant numbers need not be substantial but applicants must demonstrate how their project will benefit the community and the proposed outcomes in terms of cultural development.
  • Applications will be received on a year-round basis and must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the activity taking place.

Who can apply?

  • Incorporated and not-for-profit organisations not including school P&C associations
  • Groups or individuals auspiced by an incoporated/not-for-profit organisation

How to apply for the Cultural Development Fund

To find out more details about the Fund and how to apply download the Cultural Development Fund Guidelines below. To obtain a copy of the Application Form please contact the Arts and Events Team on 9205 8555 or email
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Need more information?

Contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer on 9205 8555 or email