Mount Alexander Shire to launch new grants program this month

Mount Alexander Shire Council in regional Victoria is opening a new grants program next week to support more community events.

The Events Grants Program will help mitigate the costs involved in establishing and running an event. Sitting alongside the Shire’s existing Community Grants Program the program will include two funding rounds each year.

“We see so many amazing events from fairs and festivals, markets and swap meets to fun runs and fundraisers that bring the community together and visitors to our towns,” the Shire’s venues and events coordinator Natalie Parsons told the Bendigo Advertiser.

“Council has traditionally supported local events by providing general advice, logistical support, and venue and fee waivers on a case-by-case basis.

“The new Events Grants Program will make it easier for organisers to plan and run their event, and can provide funding to help cover costs associated with producing and promoting an event.

“A formal application process will be a more fair and transparent way for event organisers to seek funding and in-kind support from council.”

The next round of community and event grants opens on July 22.