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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 wellbeing
strive for continuous improvement and innovation.
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 and 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 does not 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
the applicant is 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.
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.
Up to $3000.
2021/22 financial year, until funds are expended.
Before completing your event grant application you must:
Community events grant application >>
Applicants are required to provide an event funding acquittal report within three months from completion of the event.
Community events grant acquittal >>
For Community Events contact
Phone: 03 5358 8700
For Tourism Events contact
Phone: 03 5358 8700