Regional Community Events Fund to help rural events return | Bendigo Advertiser

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A FUNDING program to encourage the holding of small-scale regional events is open from Monday. The Regional Community Events Fund will allow local councils, community groups and small-scale event organizers to apply for grants of up to $25,000 from the $1 million fund. On Friday, Regional Development Minister and Macedonian MP Mary-Anne Thomas launched the program at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute. Read more: Kyneton is home to a diverse calendar of events, including the Daffodil and Art Festival, as well as regular markets and events. “Rural and regional Victoria is home to some of the most vibrant community events in our state and this funding will help get organizers back on their feet to plan more events for local communities as the state opens up,” said said Mrs. Thomas. The support will help events cover a range of costs related to hosting events such as community festivals, sports carnivals, and arts and cultural events. It will help establish COVIDSafe environments such as density limit management, record keeping, good hygiene practices and marketing. The Regional Community Events Fund complements the $20 million Regional Events Fund, which aims to deliver successful events across the Victoria region as part of Victoria’s Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan. $633 million. “We support events of all sizes in all parts of Victoria because we know how important they are to local communities, businesses and workers,” said the Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Sport, Martin Pakula. The Regional Community Events Fund comes after the announcement of the Play On regional series. The fund will close on November 30. For more details or to apply, visit www.rdv.vic.gov.au/rcef Our journalists work hard to bring local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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