Events Support

Overview

Events Support Grants provide financial support to businesses and community groups/organisations to develop sustainable events that grow tourism within Murrindindi Shire and grow employment in the tourism sector.

 There are two levels of Events Support Grants:

  • Small or New Tourism Events
  • Events of State Significance

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (Word)(DOCX, 8MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)

Information sessions

Are you interested in applying for a grant through Council's Grants and Contributions Program? If the answer is yes, you can book into an information session where you will:

  • learn more about Council's Grants and Contributions Program
  • learn tips and techniques on how to write a competitive grant application
  • talk to Council officers about your grant ideas and next steps

 Click here for more information or to register.

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.

Applications close at 4pm, on the last Wednesday of every month.

Applications are assessed the following month.

Typical projects

Events that attract local and regional visitors and that:

  • showcase local arts or producers
  • strengthen community
  • fundraise for not-for-profits or charities
  • engage with the Shire's nature based assets eg cycling, water based events
  • attract repeat visitation eg annual events
  • span two or more days
  • occur in the 'quiet' event periods in the event calendar

Expected outcomes

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

  • have projected attendance of no less than 100 visitors
  • able to generate repeat visitation
  • will attract local and regional visitors

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (Word)(DOCX, 8MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)

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 provide businesses and community groups/organisations with support for events that will attract large numbers of visitors from within Victoria..

Applications close at 4pm, on the last Wednesday of every month.

Applications are assessed the following month.

Typical projects

Funding will be allocated to marketing and other associated event costs that attract a large number of statewide visitors, such as:

  • events that are part of a recognised event series eg A Day on the Green
  • marquee events that have a major sponsor/promoter associated with them
  • nationally recognised competitive events
  • significant State or National trade shows/expos
  • multi-day events 

Expected outcomes

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

  • have projected attendance of 1000 or more
  • will generate additional overnight stays and maximise repeat visitation
  • align with Council's key product/experience or marketing strengths

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

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (Word)(DOCX, 8MB)

Murrindindi Shire Council Grants and Contributions Program Guidelines 2020-2021 (PDF)(PDF, 2MB)

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)