Tourism Grants and funding opportunities

Mountain bike riders in bushland

Tourism Events Grant

Eight recipients will share in a total of $30,000 through our 2022-2023 Tourism Event Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to local event organisers to support the development of events that will increase visitation to the Shire. 

Tourism Event Grant Program Applicant Funding Allocated
Scout Studio - Let me be myself - Anne Frank Exhibition $2,300
Empire Hotel & Nicholas Hotel - Drag'd Out 2023 $6,000
Hotel Nicholas - Beechworth Celtic Festival $4,000
Winterwords Autonomous Collective - Winterwords 2023 $2,300
Destination Rutherglen - Australian National Busking Competition $5,000
BMF Productions - Spring Ditch 2023 $6,000
Old Stone Hall - Art Walks


 Chiltern Four Seasons Community Market $1,200


A small number of unsuccessful applications will be provided with alternative funding suggestions, where relevant, and support from Council's Community Development Team. 

Applications for our 2023/2024 Tourism Events Grant program will reopen in July 2023.

For more information, please contact the Tourism Development Team on 1300 365 003 or email

Other Funding Opportunities

Other organisations have various funding programs available, these vary on the type of event and exact project you need funding for.
Examples include:

Support in applying for funding

Council can support your efforts in applying for event funding by writing letters of support and guidance on the project.
Please consider our Sponsorship and Grants Guide(PDF, 515KB) and contact the Tourism Development team to discuss your project by completing the below form.