June 10, 2021

Grants help events get moving

A total of 19 local events will share in $85,000 as part of Surf Coast Shire Council’s Events Grants Program 2021-22.

The annual grants program has been running for seven years now to help improve the sustainability, spread and positive impact of events held within the Surf Coast Shire.

Events to receive funding as part of the Events Grants Program 2021-22 are:

Tourism events category

Surf Coast Century – $7,500

Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo – $7,500

Love Winter in Aireys – $5,000

Trail Running Series 3 Anglesea – $5,000

Great Ocean Road Running Festival (Marathon) – $5,000

Afterglow Night Trail Run – $5,000

Surf Coast Trail Marathon – $5,000

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride – $5,000

The Shifty Fifty – $2,500

Boutique creative and special focus events category

The Sound Doctor Presents – $7,500

Meadow Music Festival – $7,500

Deans Marsh Festival – $5,000

Human Rights and Arts Festival – $5,000

Community events category

Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles – $3,000

Art of the Minds – $3,000

Angair and Anglesea Community Wildflower Weekend – $2,000

Surf Coast Kite Festival – $2,000

Winter Solstice Open Water Swim – $2,000

Christmastime in Torquay – $1,000

“It’s wonderful to see more and more in-person events returning, and going by some of the participation numbers we’re seeing, the community has really missed them,” Surf Coast Shire Councillor Mike Bodsworth said. 

“The benefits of events are wide ranging, from connecting people to boosting the local economy, so I’m pleased that through this program we can help deliver a diverse range of events right across the shire.”

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