Tourism & Community Events Grants Now Open
Published on 19 November 2020
Indigo Shire Council is now accepting applications for its Tourism and Community Events Grants Program.
With a combined pool of $45,000, the program aims to support event organisers to host events within Indigo Shire.
Previous grant recipient, Rohin from the Vic Championship Series said, “The tourism event grant allowed us to expand the Vic Series to a two day Mountain Bike Event and grow our numbers by a third in its second year by supporting an increased marketing campaign”.
The Beechworth Vignerons also received funding and said, “The funding we received allowed us to increase our marketing capacity and grow overnight stays of our event attendees in Beechworth to now 60%”.
A total of $15,000 is available for community events, with successful grants ranging from $200 to $2,000. A total of $30,000 is available for tourism events with applicants able to apply for up to $6,000.
This year, in lieu of drop-in sessions, Indigo Shire will be hosting webinars for each of the funding programs to detail the funding criteria.
Guidelines and criteria, as well as the webinar details are available on the Council website www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au/grants and applications close 5pm Sunday 13 December.