Live Nation Australia has launched The Palais Theatre Community Fund; a new community grants program helping to support the local community around the iconic Melbourne venue.
Palais Theatre is now taking Round One submissions for the new funding program which has been established to provide meaningful, long-term benefits to the St Kilda and City of Port Phillip community.
The fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to provide services and infrastructure which support a vibrant and creative community, including educational courses, creative arts, internships and events.
Live Nation will be donating 50 cents for every single ticket sold for events at Palais Theatre into the community fund.
Mark Graham, General Manager of Palais Theatre said: “As part of Live Nation’s 30 year lease we wanted to ensure that our custodianship would provide long-term benefits to the local community and we believe the Palais Theatre Community Fund is the best way to do this. We look forward to building meaningful and long-term relationships with local organisations and making a real difference within the community.”
Submissions for Round One applications close at 5pm on Friday 18 May, and an information session for interested applicants will be held at Palais Theatre at 6.30pm on Tuesday 17 April.
Winners of the first round of grants will be announced this June, with Round Two grant submissions open in October 2018.
For more details or to make an application for the first round of grants, please visit www.palaistheatre.com.au/thevenue/communitysupport.
The new agreement brings with it the bonus of zero ticketing fees for fans attending tennis events across the country, a first for major sports and entertainment events in Australia.