Events and Festivals Grant Program

Events and festivals provide significant social and economic benefits for the shire. In recognition of the positive outcomes for the community and business, Council runs an annual Events and Festival Grant Program.

The program has three different tiers to enable all events and festivals to apply, depending on size, focus and complexity. 

If you have any questions, call Events and Filming Officer, Nicole Pietruschka on (03) 5421 9521 or email

2023/2024 applications

The 2023/2024 program will open for applications on Monday 1 May and close on Monday 5 June 2023.

2022/2023 recipients

The assessment panel’s recommendations for the Events & Festivals Grant Program 2022/2023 were presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 27 July 2022 for Council endorsement.

Applicants to the program will receive a letter with the outcome of their submission.

12 applicants were recommended for funding, which combined with the four triennial agreements of the 2020/2021 program and the 2021/2022 program, were awarded a total of $75,000 in grant funding, and $10,489 equivalent value of in-kind support.