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The Activate Warrnambool fund has now closed. Applicants will be notified of their submission outcome on Monday 26 April 202.
Should you require assistance in the meantime, please contact the events team on events

Council acknowledges that events, regardless of scale, play a critical role in community health and wellbeing, creating economic stimulus, encouraging community pride and participation, and generating legacy infrastructure and capacity for our region.

We recognise the significant challenges the events industry has faced due to Covid19. In response, Warrnambool City Council is delivering a bespoke event funding round to Activate Warrnambool and assist event organisers, community groups and businesses deliver exciting, new, covid safe events that support locals and attract visitors.

Program objectives:

The Activate Warrnambool Grants are available for 2021 only and are intended to support the safe return of event activations in Warrnambool.
Council will support safe, accessible, new events that create memorable experiences, drive visitation and have positive economic and community outcomes.

  • Increase visitation to Warrnambool
  • Support new event creation
  • Create memorable experiences that are unique to Warrnambool
  • Increase economic stimulus through increased spend
  • Develop a diverse, vibrant and inclusive annual calendar of events

In response to Covid-19, the requirement for applicants to meet the standard funding ratio of 1:1 for eligibility has been removed.
Priority will be given to applications that clearly align with above objectives and the Warrnambool Events & Promotions Strategy.

Information and Assistance

For grant information and to discuss your new event idea:
Events and Promotions Team
Events [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au 03 5559 4618

Grant Round Dates

Applications are accepted from Monday 29 March 2021 to Monday 19 April 2021.

  • Funding Round Open 9:00am Monday 29 March 2021
  • Funding Round Close 5.00pm Monday 19 April 2021
  • Applicants notified of funding outcome Monday 26 April 2021
  • Project completed 1 May 2021 – 30 November 2021
  • Project acquitted by 31 December 2021

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