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The Lakes Festival - Event Expression of Interest 2024

This is a preview of the The Lakes Festival Event Expression of Interest 2024 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

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PLEASE NOTE: This EOI should not be used for stallholder applications, only submissions to hold events and activations as part of The Lakes Festival program. Please direct all stallholder enquiries to 
IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.
Welcome to the Central Coast Council online innovation funding, powered by Smarty Grants. You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go. For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please email 
If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)     

On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to page you want. You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Applications’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off. You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a ‘Review’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it. Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel.  You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

  • Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

  • If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your submission has NOT been received. 

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a zip drive, or similar. You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time. If you are not able to upload a document, please contact us for support (see contact details above).


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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