Tourism Event Funding

The Tourism Events Funding Program supports the growth of events in the region that attract intrastate, interstate and international visitors.

Events supported under this program have a strong tourism focus that demonstrate the potential to the region as a destination for tourists.

This program is valid for events taking place from July 1 – Dec 31, 2021. Applications for events that fall outside this period will not be assessed. 

Key Dates

  • Applications open: Monday, March 22
  • Applications close: Friday, April 16 at 5pm
  • Announcement at Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 25
  • Financial Acquittal Due: 3 months after event date

Read the Program Guidelines(PDF, 174KB)

Application Form(DOCX, 58KB)

The Program provides funding up to:

  • $5000 for Marquee and Major events
  • $2000 for Minor events 

Event categories are:

  • Marquee events – attracts greater than 3000 visitors and provides a significant economic benefit
  • Major events – attracts between 500 to 2999 visitors
  • Minor events – attracts less than 500 visitors

Applicants are required to outline how the funding will assist the event to contribute to one or more of the following objectives: 

  • Increase visitation to the region
  • Enhance Wangaratta as a holiday destination
  • Attract key target markets 
  • Provide an economic benefit
  • Enhance the culture of the community
  • Support and enhance the local tourism strengths
  • Grow the event to become financially viable and sustainable