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 TBA
Applications close TBA
Successful Applicants
Event must occur

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, event organisers must understand their obligations under the How we work: Restrictions and the Public Events Framework.

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.

Additional COVID Safe information will need to be provided to Council’s COVID Support Officer well before the event if on Council owned and/or managed grounds, to ensure your event is okay to proceed in accordance with the current restrictions.

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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