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Tourism Grants

There are a range of grants offered to businesses and events each year by Local, State and Federal Government, with a few of the latest tourism grants listed below. However, the type and availability of grants varies periodically, so it is best for businesses and event promoters to consult with TNE’s Industry & Product Development team to help identify the grant funding options best suited to you.

Visit Victoria Regional Events Fund

The $20 million Regional Events Fund 2016-17 to 2019-20 is designed to support the attraction, development, marketing and growth of events in regional Victoria in order to:

  • increase economic benefits by driving visitation from outside of the region and the State and extending length of stay and yield;
  • showcase Victoria’s key regional tourism strengths and build Victoria’s reputation as an events destination; and
  • develop a sustainable calendar of regional events.

This new funding stream supports the securing of new events as well as the enhancement of existing events, so provides a range of great funding opportunities for regional events.

Download the event funding criteria here.

Local Grants

Many of the North East’s councils run their own grant programs. Please enquire directly with the council tourism manager in your area. Contact details for all tourism managers are located in our Contact Us section.