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 Event Grants
  • Boutique Creative/Special Focus Event Grants
  • Tourism Event Grants
  • 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.

2021/2022 Event Grants 

Applications to the 2021/22 Event Grants round are now closed. Successful applicants will be announced following the May 2021 Council Meeting.

Note: The next funding round will be held in February 2022.

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.