Tourism Event Funding Program

 Posted: 23-06-2017

The Rural City of Wangaratta is calling for applications for its 2017/2018 Tourism Event Funding Program. The Event Funding Program focuses on events that are able to attract, or are likely to attract in the future, intrastate, interstate and international visitors.

The closing date for applications is 28 July 2017.

Two Tourism Event Funding opportunities are available:

Major Events – grants of up to $5,000 ex gst.

  • These events are selected, recognised events (including one-off events) which contribute to the economic and marketing objectives of the Rural City of Wangaratta. These Major Events are reflective of the Rural City of Wangarattta’s identified tourism product strengths and are significant in terms of branding and marketing opportunities for the region. Visitation of 1,000 patrons or more.
  • Council’s identified key brand strengths are:
    • Cycling
    • Food/Wine/Beer
    • Nature, Outdoor and Adventure
    • Culture & Heritage:

-       Ned Kelly (Specific brand strength)

-       Jazz (Specific brand strength)

Minor Events – grants of up to $2,000 ex gst

  • These events are generally annual events held throughout the Rural City of Wangaratta which provide significant economic impact, community and tourism significance for their region, but may not be recognised at a state level. They are complementary to the Rural City of Wangaratta’s strategic direction. Visitation less than 1,000 patrons.

Event organizers are urged to contact Council’s Tourism and Economic Development Officer Janine Rolles on (03) 5722 0773 or to discuss the eligibility of their event for funding support and to obtain the application forms.

PDFTourism Events Grant Information Sheet (245 KB)

PDFApplication Form - Tourism Event Funding 2017/18 (77 KB)

Last Updated: 23-06-2017

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