Australia: Tourism Events Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The City of Ballarat is offering Tourism Events Grant Program (TEGP) to support a balanced events portfolio which provide compelling reasons to visit Ballarat; enhance the city’s perception; extend Ballarat’s competitive strengths and unique attributes; and increase the city and region’s vibrancy for visitors and residents.
The Tourism Event Grant Program (TEGP) addresses the Ballarat Events Strategy 2018 – 2028’s key priorities to support and attract events which advance increased tourism visitation and yield; supports Ballarat’s civic/liveability; and/or contributes to amplifying Ballarat’s tourism destination brand.
The TEGP addresses key priorities of the Ballarat Events Strategy 2018–2028 to support and attract events which:
increase tourism visitation;
support Ballarat’s liveability and build community pride;
contribute to building the city’s perception, improving Ballarat’s competitive strengths and unique qualities.
Applicants may apply for funding amounts between $500 and $20,000 (GST exclusive).
Grant payments over $10,000 will receive a maximum of 50 per cent of the grant up front. The funding’s remainder will be provided upon project completion and on receipt of a satisfactory acquittal.
For projects receiving under $10,000, recipients will receive a full upfront payment. All projects will be required to submit a satisfactory acquittal upon project completion.
For requests under $5,000, applicants can complete the Small Grant Application Form which requires fewer details.
Funds are required to be expended within 12 months of signing the funding agreement, unless otherwise provided for within that agreement.
The following will NOT be funded under the TEGP:
School and government agency submissions
Submissions from organisations with outstanding Council debt or previous unacquitted grants
Events or activities which have already started (no retrospective funding)
Events or activities already receiving Council funding
Political, religious or gaming activities
Operating or recurring costs (e.g. wages, insurances, utilities, rent, telephone, internet)
Prizes or gifts
For profit organisations and businesses with a commitment to work collaboratively where possible with other groups and businesses.
Not for profit organisations which:
Are incorporated associations or companies and have an ABN or can provide written advice from the ATO that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment
Are auspiced by an eligible organisation for the project’s duration
For more information, visit https://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/city/my-community/grants