A total of 19 local events will share in $85,500 as part of Surf Coast Shire Council’s Events Grants Program 2022-23.
The annual grants program has been running for eight years and is designed to help improve the sustainability, diversity and positive impact of events held within the Surf Coast Shire.
Events to receive funding as part of the Events Grants Program 2022-23 are:
Tourism events category
Surf Coast Century – $10,000
Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo – $10,000
Afterglow Night Trail Run – $7,000
Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride – $6,000
Trail Running Series 3 Anglesea – $5,000
Brooks Surf Coast Trail Marathon – $5,000
Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships – $5,000
The Shifty Fifty – $2,500
Boutique creative and special focus events category
The Sound Doctor Presents – $7,500
Surf Coast Open Air Cinema – $6,000
2023 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles – $5,000
Aireys as a Dark Sky Location – $1,000
Community events category
Surf Coast Kite Festival – $2,500
Deans Marsh Festival – $2,000
Art of the Minds – $1,500
Soup, Sourdough and Stories – $1,500
Surf Coast Christmas Festival – $1,000
Anglesea Community Bowls Day – $500
“It’s fantastic to have a full schedule of events again. And we’re equally excited about the major tourism drawcards as we are about the smaller scale boutique and community events,” Surf Coast Shire Cr Mike Bodsworth said.
“Through our Events Grants Program, we’re rapt to help bring a great mix of events to the Surf Coast. These new and much-loved events bring people together, add to the vibrancy of our region and provide a boost for local businesses.”
A further $2,500 is also available for staging Christmas carols bringing total funding to $88,000.
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