Event grants

Event grants 

Round 1 Event Grants applications for events held in the first half of 2025 will open on Mid-August 2024.

The Event Grants program provides a transparent and equitable process for local groups and organisations to seek funding and in-kind support from council.

We allocate funds each year to support events in the local community that align with the community vision and the goals in our Council Plan 2021-2025(PDF, 4MB) and other strategic directions.  

Funding can be used for a wide variety of event-related cost.

And much more! Please refer to our guidelines below for more details.

The program aims to provide support to events that:

  • foster community, economic and/or cultural development in Mount Alexander Shire
  • consider impacts on the environment and surrounding community
  • are accessible, inclusive and welcoming of everyone
  • are safe and compliant.


Key documents

Quick response event grants

Quick response event grants opened 1 July 2024.  We offer year-round 'quick response' grants of $500 to support the immediate needs of events.

These grants run separately to our event grants; they can be used to cover immediate costs associated with event management.  

The quick response event grants round is open all year to events held from 1st July 2024 - 30th June 2025.

This stream will be closed when all of the funds have been exhausted. 

View the Program Guidelines(PDF, 396KB) for details before applying. Go to the SmartyGrants website to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact the Venues and Events team on 03 5471 1700 or email us at events@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Grant acquittal

Have you received a grant? After your event has been a roaring success, you must complete an online acquittal

  1. Go to the SmartyGrants Website, and log in with the username and password you used to submit the application
  2. Click on “My submissions” at the top of the page
  3. Here you will see your submission and the associated forms open and waiting for you to complete

Community Christmas celebration grants

For the third year, Mount Alexander Shire Council is offering Community Christmas Celebration Grants to help towns across the shire celebrate the festive season. The grants can be put towards outdoor decorations, community events, Santa visits and other celebrations.

Applications open 15th July 2024, go to the SmartyGrants page to apply.

Regional Events Fund and Regional Community Events Fund

Go to the Visit Victoria website for eligibility criteria and further information.