Events Support

Overview

Events Support is provided to foster growth in the tourism sector by supporting the development of sustainable events that increase visitor numbers, encourage repeat visitation and promote our rural towns and beautiful natural assets. There are two levels of Events Support Grants
  • Small or New Tourism Events which support the development of small or new events that attract local and regional visitors.
  • Events of State Significance which support events that attract state-wide visitors and encourage overnight stays.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call Council on (03) 5772 0333.

Small or New Tourism Events

Small or New Tourism Events Grants support the development of small or new events that attract local and regional visitors. It can be accessed to start new tourism events or grow niche tourism events looking to improve sustainability.

Typical projects

Events that attract local and regional visitors and that

  • generate visitation
  • are working to become more sustainable
  • align with Murrindindi Shire’s key products, experiences or marketing strengths

Expected outcomes

Events are expected to deliver one or more of the following outcomes

  • have projected attendance of no less than 100 visitors
  • increase visitor yield for Murrindindi businesses
  • increase opportunities for Council to distribute or gather information
  • raise awareness of activities that align with Council values and strategic objectives
  • increase awareness of our rural towns and the things Murrindindi Shire is known for

Timing

Applications are assessed and awarded three times a year. Applications received by 4.00 pm on the second Wednesday of February, June and October will be assessed and awarded by the end of the following month.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Click here to apply

Supporting Documents

The following templates are provided as examples you may use to prepare your application. You are not required to use them.

Project Plan Template - Example A(DOCX, 40KB)

Project Plan Template - Example B(DOCX, 29KB)

In Kind Template(XLSX, 13KB)

Agreement to Auspice Template(DOCX, 17KB)

 

Events of State Significance

Events of State Significance Grants support the delivery of large events that are significant in terms of visitation, length of stay and yield to local businesses and communities.

Typical projects

Events applying under this grant stream should fit at least one of the following categories

• an event that is part of a recognised event series (e.g. A Day on the Green)
• a marquee events that has a major sponsor/promoter associated with them
• a nationally recognised competitive event
• a significant State or National trade show/expo
• a multi-day event

Expected outcomes

Events are expected to deliver one or more of the following outcomes

• generate visitation from across the state
• project attendance of 1000 persons or more
• generate additional overnight stays and maximise repeat visitation
• align with Murrindindi Shire’s key products, experiences or marketing strengths

Timing

Applications are assessed and awarded three times a year. Applications received by 4.00 pm on the second Wednesday of February, June and October will be assessed and awarded by the end of the following month.

Read the Program Guidelines to check if you are eligible to apply

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (Word)(DOCX, 7MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2021-2022 (PDF)(PDF, 3MB)

Click here to apply

Supporting Documents

The following templates are provided as examples you may use to prepare your application. You are not required to use them.

Project Plan Template - Example A(DOCX, 40KB)

Project Plan Template - Example B(DOCX, 29KB)

In Kind Template(XLSX, 13KB)