Minor and Major Event Grant

Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to offer funding for minor and major events which support and contribute economically, socially and culturally through participation and visitation to our community and improve the attractiveness and liveability of Greater Shepparton.

How to apply

This grant will close at midnight on Sunday 17 March 2024. 

Please download and read the grant guidelines below before applying. To apply: Visit Council's SmartyGrants portal

For any questions about this grant, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.

About this grant

The intention of the funding is to facilitate events which will increase and enhance community spirit, participation, inclusion and wellbeing. This can be achieved via the following categories:

  • Sporting events.
  • Arts and cultural events which celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of the region such as:
    • indigenous events;
    • art and music events; and
    • multicultural and food-based events.
  • Business events and conferences.
  • Community events and festivals.

Funded events must be able to demonstrate that they are inclusive, have wide community support, attract visitation to the region and where appropriate are sustainable past Council’s funding.

There are two funding streams available:

  • Minor Funding Stream: from $500 up to $2,000
  • Major Funding Stream: from $2,000 up to $5,000

These grants aim to support and engage the community by embracing cultural harmony and diversity. There are two rounds available each financial year.

For more information on this program please contact the Major Events Team on (03) 5832 9700 or email events@shepparton.vic.gov.au.

Grant Guidelines

Revised 24 January 2024

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