July 14, 2022

Indigo Shire Council’s Tourism Event Grant opens on Friday July 15, 2022 to event organisers looking to develop festivals and events in line with the Destination game Changer 2023 Tourism Strategy.

The strategy seeks to redefine the way tourism is delivered in Indigo Shire. Tourisms role is significant and the implementation of this strategy will deliver measurable growth to Indigo’s visitor economy.

The objective of this allocated Tourism Event Grant funding is to maximise economic outcomes for Indigo Shire through the attraction and support of new and innovative events. This will be achieved by supporting events that grow the visitor economy through any of the following:

  • Increasing overnight stays
  • Increasing midweek visitation
  • Increasing off-peak visitation

or, attract new audiences to Indigo Shire through any of the following:

  • Developing an event that shows significant innovation from events that have been delivered in Indigo Shire before
  • Developing a new experience within an existing event to attract a new audience
  • Adding an element of creative appeal that has the potential to build the Indigo Shire brand through social and traditional media take up

Successful applicants to the 2021/2022 fund:

  • The GOAT – $6,000
  • Shifty Fifty/G50 – $6,000
  • Drag’d Out – $6,000
  • Winterwords 2021 – $6,000
  • Mountain Grass Music Festival – $2,500
  • BMF Iso Breaker – $2,500
  • Winter Festival Chiltern – $1,000

Applications will close at 5pm, Monday 15 August 2022

Click here to read the full funding guidelines.

To find the application form, click here.