Event Support Fund

Event Support Fund

The Event Support Fund recognises the benefits of events to our community and municipality, including tourism and the local economy.

Through this program, Council provides assistance to new and existing events that provide significant social and economic benefits to our communities.  Support will be considered for events that meet one of the following:

  • New or emerging events
  • Existing events which provide significant economic and/or social benefit to the region
  • Existing events that have been funded for more than three years will have to show a new or innovative element to their event to continue to receive funding.
If the event is unable to proceed in the format and timeframe initially planned due to further restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a variation proposal. Applicants should make contact with Council‘s Economic Development and Events Support Officer to discuss their event prior to submitting a variation proposal.


Event support is available in the form of event sponsorship and/or logistical support.

  • Community events can apply for up to $1,000
  • Minor events can apply for up to $2,000
  • Large events can to apply for up to $5,000
Applications open Early May 2023
Applications close June 2023
Successful applicants notified
Late July 2022
Event must occur before
Sunday, 30 June 2024

User guides


Should you require more information contact should be made with Council ‘s Economic Development and Events Officer.

In person: Swan Hill Region Information Centre
Email: events@swanhill.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5032 3033

Covid 19

Please follow Victorian Government restrictions at all times.

Regardless of where the event is held, it is important to understand the obligations and information under the COVIDSafe Settings and the Guidance for business and community event organisers for events held in Victoria.

If you have any questions regarding your requirements with the Victorian Government please email the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions, Public Events Team at COVIDSafeEvents@ecodev.vic.gov.au or contact your local COVID Support Officer.

COVID Safe information may need to be provided to Council’s COVID Support Officer before the event if on Council owned and/or managed grounds.

The Victorian Guidelines for Planning Safe Public Events have been developed through the collaboration of multiple agencies to present best practice for organisers in planning and executing events across Victoria.

See also: Hosting an event

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