News Article

Posted on 30 May 2024

Our chance to build on region's reputation

The Regional Events Fund is here to support events that not only draw significant visitation  but also leave a lasting impact on local economies, create employment opportunities, and foster the growth of homegrown businesses.

The fund backs festivals, culinary, sporting and cultural events that showcase the vibrancy of Victoria’s regions.

Whether it's a celebration of food and wine, a thrilling sports extravaganza, or an immersive cultural experience, this fund could help turn your event dreams into reality.

Regional events are more than just gatherings; they highlighting the rich tapestry of tourism offerings spread across the state. By supporting regional events, the regional events fund bolsters the reputation of Victoria as a premier events destination but also strengthens local communities and businesses.

This funding is open to private companies, Regional Tourism Boards/Visitor Economy Partnerships, and not-for-profit organisations

Discover the support available across three streams:

Stream 1 – Regional Event Acquisition:

For one-off or ongoing major events that capture the essence of regional Victoria and draw crowds from far and wide.

Stream 2 – Event Growth and Development:

Unlock funding of up to $500,000 to supercharge the economic impact of medium to large-scale events, propelling them to new heights of success.

Stream 3 – Event Industry Support:

Empower your event with funding of up to $50,000, designed to enhance capabilities, bolster marketing efforts, and streamline operations, attracting visitors from across state borders.

Apply now and let the Regional Events Fund be the catalyst for your next unforgettable event. Regional Events Fund 2024