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. 

Questions? Call Nicole Pietruschka on (03) 5421 952 or email

2022/23 applications

Second round applications were open from 17 May until 30 May 2022.

All applications are currently being assessed. 

2021/2022 recipients

The assessment panel’s recommendations for the Events & Festivals Grant Program 2021/2022 were presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 28 July 2021 for Council endorsement.

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

12 applicants were recommended for funding, which combined with the two triennial agreements of the 2019/20 program, were awarded a total of $75,300 in grant funding, and $11,268 equivalent value of in-kind support.