The Bushfire Recovery round of the Regional Events Fund in Victoria has opened for business from today.
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula made the announcement in Milawa.
“Events are a great way to get to know an area and we’re backing them with a dedicated fund to give communities a greater opportunity to attract new visitors in the months ahead,” said Pakula.
The Bushfire Recovery round is accepting applications from event organisers who could demonstrate how they would attract visitors from outside their region, to hasten recovery from the effects of the summer’s fires.
It is open to events in 15 local government areas: Ararat, Alpine, Ballarat, East Gippsland, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Indigo, Mansfield, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Towong, Wangaratta, Wellington and Wodonga.
The Bushfire Recovery round is open until March 27 with grants of up to $20,000 available for eligible events, and applications will be assessed as they are submitted. The general Regional Events Fund remains open to applications from across the state.