Event Grants and Sponsorship Program

Council’s Event Grants and Sponsorship Program provides support to events that foster economic, community and/or cultural development, and prioritise positive environmental outcomes.

The program is available to not-for-profit and commercial event organisers that hold an event in the Surf Coast Shire, and offers four event funding streams:

  • Community Events grants up to $3,000
  • Boutique Creative/Special Focus Event grants up to $7,500
  • Tourism Events grants up to $10,000
  • Event Sponsorship

Details on each funding stream, including eligibility criteria and application process, can be found on the Event Grants and Sponsorship Guidelines.

Council’s Events Policy should be read in conjunction with the guidelines.

2022/2023 Event Grants Program

Applications for the 2022/23 Event Grants round are now closed.  Successful applicants will be announced following the May 2022 Council Meeting.

More information:

Regional Events Fund

The $20 million Regional Events Fund supports events held in regional Victoria, showcasing our regional tourism strengths and building Victoria’s reputation as an events destination.

Regional Community Events Fund

The Regional Community Events Fund supports small events in rural and regional communities across Victoria.