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Events grants to open soon

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Community groups and organisations will once again have the opportunity to apply for funding through Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Events Grants, which will open on Monday 21 September.

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Community groups and organisations will once again have the opportunity to apply for funding through Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Events Grants, which will open on Monday 21 September.

The grants are a way for Council to support local groups, who work hard to organise and host events for the benefit of the community.

“Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made this year a difficult one. We are optimistic and hopeful that events will be able to be held in some capacity once restrictions eased,” said Lisa Knight, Council’s Director Corporate and Community Services.

“Events bring colour and fun to our shire – we’re looking forward to helping event organisers to bring their ideas to life, when they can safely go ahead.”

This round of funding is for events held in 2021 and beyond. Applications may be submitted between Monday 21 September and Monday 12 October.

“We have made some changes to the grants process based on feedback from event organisers,” said Ms Knight.

Changes include altering the amount available for the year-round quick response grants to $500 to support more events and running the program at a different time of year to the community grants.

The grants and application process will shift to a tier system based on the number of expected attendees to enable a simpler application process:

Tier one – more than 2,000 people – $3,000 grant
Tier two – between 1,000 and 2,000 people – $2,000 grant
Tier three – below 1,000 people – $1,000 grant.

“We realise there is still some uncertainty about COVID-19, but if you are planning to hold an event next year we encourage you to apply for a grant,” said Ms Knight.

“Our friendly Venues and Events Team members are more than happy to have a chat on the phone or via video to discuss your plans or answer any questions.”

Find out more about the events grants at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Grants or call the Venues and Events team on 5471 1700.



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