Grant opportunities

This page will be updated with current and upcoming grant programs of relevance to tourism operators or event organisers within our shire. 

If you would like assistance in grant writing, please email our Tourism Team at

Tourism Events Grant

Please note that we have made the decision to postpone the Tourism Events Grant this year to ensure we and applicants have the most up to date information on gathering restrictions and social distancing requirements. To register you interest in the funding program please visit the events section.

Opens in July each year pending adoption of the Council budget. With a total pool of $30,000 events can apply for up to $6,000 each. More information can be found in the events section.

Victoria's Regional Events Fund

 Provides funding for activities that support regional visitation. This is achieved by supporting events that: 
  • Increase economic benefits by driving visitation from outside of the region and the state and extending length of stay and yield
  • Showcase Victoria’s key regional tourism strengths and build Victoria’s reputation as an events destination
  • Develop a strong and sustainable calendar of regional events.

There are four rounds annually and applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) at least six months prior to the event. more information can be found on Visit Victoria's website.

Creative Victoria

Have a VicArts Grants program that invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.