Event organisers are invited to apply for support for events to be held across the Alpine Shire between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024.
The annual Events Funding Program provides sponsorship support to a diverse range of local events which contribute to the adventure, culture, and economy of the region.
Mayor John Forsyth said Council is always looking at how we allocate Council resources and events funding is no different.
"In 2023/2024 funding will not include the cost of waste management and public amenity costs which will be passed on to event organisers," he said.
"This shift will encourage event organisers to take charge of their waste and work toward becoming more sustainable.
"Council teams will work closely with event organisers to help them ease into the waste management and public amenity changes."
Cr Forsyth said Council is working toward reducing waste and boosting environmental awareness across local events, with sustainability and waste management among the funding criteria.
"Applications will be assessed on the event’s social, environmental, and economic impact, in line with the Alpine Events Strategy," he said.
“We strongly encourage event organisers to read the Strategy and familiarise themselves with the criteria and conditions."
"Our event organisers are often dedicated and passionate volunteers, who create opportunities for locals and visitors alike to experience something new, connect with their community and enjoy themselves.
"We are fortunate to have a diverse calendar of events that celebrate our environment, culture and history, feature our magnificent food and produce, promote health and wellbeing and attract visitors.
“It’s terrific to be able to support our event organisers to deliver such an exciting and diverse events calendar each year."
The Events Funding application process will be hosted by the SmartyGrants online grant management system. The SmartyGrants system is user-friendly for applicants and allows efficient management of the grants process for Council.
Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday, 25 June 2023.
To learn more and apply, visit https://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/business/events/funding-and-support-programs