LeedyPalooza, Building a Better Beaufort Street and Mt Hawthorn Street and Lanes Festival the big winners in City of Vincent event funding allocation

Unfair Day as part of LeedyPalooza. Picture: Anthony Tran
Unfair Day as part of LeedyPalooza. Picture: Anthony Tran

THE next 12 months are set to be fun-filled with the City of Vincent council approving almost $300,000 for 13 events and festivals throughout the 2018-19 financial year.

City staff assessed 16 applications before making their recommendations to council.

Fringe World event LeedyPalooza will receive the greatest contribution with $50,000 cash and more than $13,000 in-kind support such as waste, ranger and health services, after this year’s event attracted about 330,000 people.

Building a Better Beaufort Street and Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes Festival will each receive $45,000.

However, the figure is a significant reduction from the $107,000 the Beaufort Street Network applied for to run its event.

Staff had concerns regarding the Network’s capacity to deliver all of the events included within the sponsorship request, which was a leap from the previous year’s $35,000.

Three events missed out, but two of them – PVI Collective Limited’s Waster and West End Arts Precinct‘s Old Aberdeen Block Party – were deemed more appropriate for funding through the City’s Community Grants round.

WestCycle’s Leederville Super Crit missed out on $10,000 after staff deemed the event that turns Oxford Street into a cycling circuit had limited benefits to the community and the funding application did not clearly articulate benefits to businesses.

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