Events & Festivals Grant Program

Events and festivals grant program 

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

The program is for groups and organisations seeking funding and/or in-kind support for events and festivals within the shire. The program has three different tiers to enable all events and festivals to apply depending on size, focus and complexity. 

In addition to this grant program, Council can assist event and festival organisers with a range of services all year round such as assistance with permits and legislation, promotional opportunities, other grant funding, or general advice around event planning coordination.

The 2020-2021 program will be open for applications from 2 March to 6 April 2020.

For more information, call Nicole Pietruschka on (03) 5421 9521 or email

Grant writing workshop

Increase your chances of success by attending the free Grant Writing Workshop on 28 February 2020. Council Officers are on hand to answer questions and unpack the Events and Festivals Grants guidelines with you.

This workshop is customised suit both the Community Funding Scheme and Events and Festivals Grants Program, both of which are running at the same time this year.

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Running Events and Festivals in the Macedon Ranges - information session

Running an event has many complexities, sometimes requiring a range of permits and approvals from multiple parties. This session will cover Council’s process for gaining event approval in the Macedon Ranges, and how Council can support you to run a successful and safe event.

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