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Returning and brand new events benefit from City’s Grant Funding Program

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Published 22 August 2023

Looking across a seated crowd towards the Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell. Multicultural dancers are on the stage performing. The backdrop is a mural with the word 'belong' and the faces of four local women from Bunbury's multicultural community. It's later in the afternoon and the stage is lit up in lights.
Events such as the South West Multicultural Festival (pictured) will again benefit from the City of Bunbury's Grant Funding program.

Returning popular events such as the St. Patrick’s Festival, Bunbury Fringe, South West Japan Festival and Lost & Found are just a few of the successful applicants in the City’s latest grant funding.

The City will provide more than $270,000 in funding to local event organisers as part of the first round of the 2023-24 Grant Program.

An exciting 27 events and initiatives across the categories of Community Connect, Neighbourhood Connect, New Makers and Signature Events have been supported.

Other returning favourites include Tree Street Art Safari, South West Multicultural Festival, Bunbury Chinese Lantern Festival and Groovin’ the Moo.

The round sees a bunch of new events and initiatives such as BeachFlix at Koombana, Bunbury Sunset Markets, a Meet You @ Maidens World Music Event and Djiiba (spring) – a moment in time performance and community workshops. Event organisers will roll out details of each over Bunbury’s events season, or keep an eye on our events page below.

The City’s annual Grant Program is aimed at activating Bunbury as a premier destination of culture and creativity for people to connect, and includes the four categories aligning with key themes in the City’s Strategic Community Plan. Applications for round two will open in November this year. More details below.

Other events and initiatives successful in this round include:

  • Bunbury Show 2024
  • Bumpers & Beats 2024
  • GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint 2023
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • SWIG Bunbury Diwali 2023 – Festival of Lights
  • Smart2Ask Expo 2023
  • Seniors Have-a-Go Day
  • Relay for Life Bunbury 2023
  • Drive to Make a Difference
  • Bunbury Women’s Triathlon
  • Bunbury City Classic Triathlon 2024
  • Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival
  • Bricktopia
  • Art in the Garden
  • World Croquet Federation, Over 50 Golf Croquet, World Championships 2023