The event partnership program (EPP) is focused on ensuring Melbourne is recognised as Australia’s events capital. Its aim is to help stage events throughout the city, improve public perception and enjoyment and enhance the quality and variety of events hosted here.

?????????????????The program is conducted on an annual basis, has two sponsorship rounds a year and is available to events or festivals that will contribute to the city’s vibrancy.

Applicants can only apply for sponsorship once per event per year and sponsorship can be either cash or in-kind or both.

The EPP regularly receives more sponsorship applications than it can support. The success of an application is determined by its merits against the evaluation criteria and in competition with other submissions.

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/strategies-support/funding/pages/event-partnership-program.aspx