Surf Coast events encouraged to apply for funding

Event organisers are being encouraged to apply for funding for events across the Surf Coast Shire in Victoria.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for community events, $7,500 for boutique creative and special focus and up to $10,000 for tourism events held between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Twenty applicants received grants in last year’s program, including the Winter Solstice Open Water Swim in the community category, the Meadow Music Festival in the boutique creative and special focus category and the Great Ocean Road Running Festival in the tourism category.

“The pandemic has certainly magnified how much our wonderful events mean to us in terms of community connections, wellbeing and economic stimulus across our shire,” said Deputy mayor Liz Pattison.

“We look forward to their continued, careful return during 2022-23 and encourage organisations to consider applying to our Event Grants Program.

“Our grants across three categories might be able to provide groups with the really valuable boosts they need after challenging times of cancellation and separation.”

Applications close February 28.