Applications are now open for the Victorian Events Support Package. The $20 million package is dedicated to supporting event organisers, hosts, and suppliers as they manage the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.

The Victorian Events Support Package delivers five streams of support for the events industry:

Independent Cinema Support Program will support independent cinemas unable to operate with a payment of up to $12,000 per cinema value.

Live Performance Support Program (Presenters) will provide grants of up to $7000 for presenters who have incurred unrecoverable costs as a result of the restrictions.

Live Performance Support Program (Suppliers) will provide suppliers of goods and services involved with live performance events, who have incurred unrecoverable costs, a grant of up to $500 per event.

Expressions of interest are open for the Sustainable Event Business Program, which will provide grants of up to $250,000 to major event organisers, hosts and suppliers who were significantly affected by the restrictions that began in late May.

Additionally, the Impacted Public Events Support Program will provide grants of $25,000 to organisers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 events postponed or cancelled following restrictions announced on Thursday 27 May 2021. This is an invitation-only program.

Applications for grants will close on Friday 16th of July. For more information and to apply, visit the Business Victoria website.

Need help with grant writing? Check out the Australian Festival Association’s Grant Writing Guide.