Community events grant application

Purpose of Grant

Council recognises the importance of events which seek to boost economic growth and civic engagement by way of increasing visitor numbers and encouraging community participation in the Northern Grampians Shire.

The purpose of the Events Grants program is to support events that:

  • attract visitor numbers to positively impact the Northern Grampians Shire 

  • enhance the vibrancy and diversity of local communities

  • celebrate community or aim to establish new visitor experiences

  • actively promote the region 

  • are financially sustainable long-term 

  • contribute to Northern Grampians livability and well-being

  • strive for continuous improvement and innovation

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for events funding, applicants must:

  • demonstrate that the event aligns with the purpose of the program

  • demonstrate that the funding will:

  • support increased visitor numbers to the Northern Grampians Shire

  • contribute to community activity and civic participation

  • have public liability insurance (of at least $20 million) for the duration of the event

  • submit an online application form to the program via council’s website

  • demonstrate effective governance and management structures and a track record of successfully running events or demonstrate that the organisation has the capability to run a successful event

  • run the event in the Northern Grampians Shire, be a public event that is inclusive and accessible to everyone

  • be a registered Australian business, incorporated or private entity

Applicants will not be eligible if:

  • the event is being held outside of the Northern Grampians Shire

  • the event doesn’t meet statutory requirements of council and other relevant authorities

  • funding is the responsibility of other funding programs i.e. Visit Victoria, Creative Victoria, Festivals Australia

  • you are an individual applying for funds

  • council funds have been received in the same financial year 

  • the event duplicates an existing local event

  • the event has commenced prior to the date the funds were requested

  • previous funding received from council has not been acquitted satisfactorily.

Grant value 

Council acknowledges the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local events, programs and communities that have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. All event grant funding streams are open year round.

There are three streams under the Events Funding Program:

  • Community Event 

Council will consider applications for community event funding of up to $1,500.

Council provides a non competitive community events stream to support community events and encourage civic participation. 

  • Major Event 

Council will consider applications for major event funding up to $20,000.

Council provides a non competitive grant stream through major event grants. 

Major Events require submissions of a business case to council for consideration - applications are assessed on a case by case basis. 

The applicant enters into an agreement with council, this may be over several years.

Applications are open all year round until funds are exhausted. 

  • New Event

Council will consider applications for new event funding up to $20,000.

Council provides a non competitive grant stream to support new events that encourage economic growth, boost visitation to the shire and support community participation. 

New events are required to present a business case to council for consideration - applications are assessed on a case by case basis. 

Timing 

2020/21 financial year, until funds are expended.

Apply

Application Forms 

Before completing your Event grant application you must:

  1. Speak to a member of the council's Community Development team.
  2. Read the program guidelines.
  3. Meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

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Acquittal

Acquittal 

Applicant are required to provide an event funding acquittal report within three months from completion of the event.

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