Event Grants Program

The Event Grants Program recognises the important role events play in shaping the Shire's identity, prosperity and vitality. The program is available to not-for-profit and commercial event organisers that hold an event in the Surf Coast Shire, and enables events to apply under different streams depending on size and focus:

  • Community events that take place at any time of the year can seek funding up to $5,000.
  • Major events that are held in the off-peak season (post Easter to 15 December) can apply for funding up to $10,000.
  • Signature events that are held in the off-peak season (post Easter to 15 December) can apply for funding over $10,000 and are eligible for consideration of multiple year funding.

See the 2019-2020 recipients(PDF, 51KB)

How to Apply

Community and Major events grant applications are now closed.

To register your interest in the 2020/21 Event Grants Program, please email kpatterson@surfcoast.vic.gov.au.  

Signature Events may apply at any time by invitation but you must discuss your proposal with the Co-ordinator Events before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). If your EOI is successful, you will be invited to collaborate with Council officers to produce a business case to present to Council.

More information

Check out the following links or contact the Co-ordinator Events on 5261 0600 or kpatterson@surfcoast.vic.gov.au.