Country events funding of $74,500 for 24 regional organisations that deliver sports, music, visual arts, food and wine and multicultural festival events across Victoria has recently been announced by Tourism and Major Events Minister Louise Asher.
The following CVEP supported events are being well received:
Held over the Queens’s Birthday weekend June 11-13, this festival celebrates an Italian heritage of over 60 years in NE Victoria’s King Valley, Australia’s Little Italy.
A European wine and food weekend with local wines and European inspired dishes and a village square atmosphere at the Avoca Turf Club- Melbourne Cup weekend in November..’all the best that Europe has to offer… just up the road from Ballarat!’
This program is for event organisers, local government and other relevant groups to increase visitor numbers, length of stay and visitor yield at events.
Event organisers can apply to Tourism Victoria for funding at any time. Contact Brendan Downey, Group Manager Events, on (03) 96539883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an application.
The Country Victoria Events Program (CVEP) provides up to $10,000 per event to assist with event development.
Closing dates for applications for the CVEP are April 1 and October 1 annually.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application at least 6 months prior to the event.
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