Call for Expressions of Interest – Christmas Wonderland Charity Partner


Ipswich City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from local charity/charities to partner with in Christmas Wonderland.

The annual Christmas in Ipswich city-wide program of events will be held from mid-November to New Year’s Eve.

Christmas Wonderland at Nerima Gardens, now in its third year, will once again be the centrepiece of the council-coordinated celebrations.

Christmas Wonderland will be held nightly from 11 to 22 December and has been adapted this year to be presented in a COVID Safe event format.

This will include low cost ticketing to manage attendance numbers and facilitate contact tracing.

Charity partners will have the opportunity to share in the ticketing income from the event (after deduction of ticketing fees and charges) in exchange for the supply of volunteers to assist with the COVID Safe delivery of the event each night.

Final ticketing numbers and types will determine the donations to be made to the selected charities, however it is estimated up to a total of $40,000 could be raised from the event. This amount would then be distributed across selected local charities, commensurate with the level of volunteer support provided. 

To be eligible to submit an Expression of Interest to be a Christmas Wonderland charity partner, charities must be legally registered, hold relevant insurances and be able to deliver a volunteer workforce between 10 and 22 December inclusive.

Volunteers will be required to complete a five-hour shift and must be comfortable standing for the entire shift while interacting with the public to help deliver key principles of the COVID Safe event plan.


How to Apply:

Expressions of Interest have now closed.

For Further information contact the City Events Team:


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