Events Grant Program

Musicians on a stage

Our Event Grants Program provides financial assistance to event organisers to ensure all residents and visitors have access to a range of recreational, social and cultural activities. The funding program supports events held in Indigo Shire to be a celebration of place and foster town vibrancy and to be inclusive, accessible and open to local community members and visitors alike.

Previously run as two separate funding streams - the Community Events and Tourism Event Grant programs - Council endorsed the amalgamation of the two programs into one Event Grants stream at its July 2023 meeting.

Our Events Grant Panel assesses all applications before providing funding recommendations to Council.

At its 31 October 2023 meeting, Council approved funding to 21 local organisations, which will share in $60,000 under the 2023/24 funding round.

Organisation  Project  Funding amount 
Art Starts Here Creative workshops in Tangambalanga  $1000
 Rutherglen Agricultural Society  133 years of the Rutherglen Ag Show  $5000
 BMF Rock School Inc  Subsidise the cost of the Rock School  $2000
 Bridge Road Brewers  High Country Hop Festival  $2000
 Beechworth Football Netball Club  Easter Fun Run $2000 
 Off-Grid Living Festival  2-day sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle festival  $9000
 Rotary Club of Rutherglen  Rutherglen Country Fair $2500 
 Beechworth Food Co-op  Patch to Patch $500 
 Chiltern Neighbourhood House  Chiltern Skate Park family event  $1000
 Padded Cell Productions  Metal in the Mountains  $3000
 Beechworth Music Festival  Spring Ditch Festival $5000 

Australasian Bluegrass and Old

Time Music Association

 Mountaingrass Festival  $5000
 Beechworth Community Christmas Lunch Working Party  Community lunch on Christmas Day  $2500
 Winterwords Autonomous Collective Inc  Winterwords Festival  $3500
 Big Hill Events  Shifty Fifty mountain bike event  $3000
 Beechworth Biennale incorporated  new art event to be held in the town of Beechworth every two years.  $5000
 Yack Community Christmas  Community lunch on Christmas Day  $1000
 Kiewa Tangam Community Carols Annual carols event   $1500
 Wahgunyah Tennis Club Inc  Breast Cancer fundraising event  $500
 Wooragee Primary School  Wooragee Easter Market  $2500
 Paper Lantern Events  Seasonal market in Tangambalanga  $2500


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