Events & Festivals Grant Program

Overview

The annual Events & Festivals Grant Program has now closed and will reopen in 2020.

Submissions are now being assessed and successful applications will be advised when this process is complete.

The program is dedicated to supporting events and festivals in the Macedon Ranges Shire. Funding and a range of in-kind support, including the recent addition of in-kind venue hire, is available to both not-for-profit and commercially-run events that deliver benefit to Macedon Ranges residents and businesses.

The program offers three distinct funding categories to cater for events of every scale.

TIER 1Funding up to $2,000

  • Support for small local events and festivals that are not for profit.

TIER 2 – Funding between $2,000–$6,000

  • Support for both commercial and not-for-profit events and festivals that provide economic and/or community benefit.

TIER 3 – Funding between $6,000–$10,000

  • Support for both commercial and not-for-profit events and festivals that provide strong economic and/or community benefit.

The Events & Festival Grant Program is reviewed annually. This year, in-kind venue hire was identified as an improvement to the program, and its inclusion was approved at the December 2018 Council meeting.

Details can be found in the 2019/20 Events & Festival Grant Program guidelines.