From music lovers and endurance athletes, to festivalgoers and antique finders – a wide range of people will benefit from Surf Coast Shire Council’s Event Grants Program 2020-21.
Council approved the recipients of the 2020-21 program at its January meeting, with 22 events – nine major events and 13 community events – to receive a total $78,000 in funding.
Anglesea Ward Councillor Tony Revell said the Event Grants Program recognises the important role that events play in shaping the Surf Coast Shire’s identity, prosperity and vitality.
“The Surf Coast Shire is an events destination,” he said. “We’re grateful to have a diverse range of events, and love seeing the positive economic and social impacts they have on our local communities. They’re also an important driver of visitors year-round.”
Fellow Anglesea Ward Councillor Margot Smith was pleased to see a great spread of events across the four wards. Ten of the 22 events will be held in the Anglesea Ward.
“This includes The Sound Doctor Presents which continues to bring exciting musical acts to the Surf Coast, the Love Winter in Aireys Festival which attracts visitors in the cooler months, and the popular Surf Coast Century endurance running event,” Cr Smith said.
“Council was pleased to see some first-time recipients in the program including the Winchelsea Antiques Road Fair and Christmastime in Torquay, which brings together the local community.”
Major Events 2020-21
The Sound Doctor Presents 2020-2021 Program (Anglesea Ward) $10,000
Great Ocean and Otway Classic Ride (Torquay) $10,000
Surf Coast Century (Anglesea) $10,000
Trail Running Series Race 3 Anglesea* (Anglesea) $6,500
Deans Marsh Festival (Lorne) $6,000
Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles (Torquay) $4,000
Winchelsea Antiques Road Fair* (Winchelsea) $5,000
The Shifty Fifty Series* (Anglesea) $3,000
Sprint Series Adventure Race (Anglesea) $3,000
Total supported Major Events funding: $57,500
Community Events 2020-21
Love Winter in Aireys (Anglesea Ward) $3,000
Mid Winter Fest* (Anglesea) $3,000
Lighthouse Literary Fest Sunday Lunch Series (Anglesea) $2,500
Surf Coast Kite Festival Torquay $2,500
Anglesea SLSC Adventure Race* (Anglesea) $2,500
Art of The Minds Festival (Torquay) $2,000
Christmastime in Torquay* (Torquay) $1,500
Carols by the Sea (Torquay) $1,000
Run The Marsh (Lorne) $500
Deans Marsh Winter Solstice (Lorne) $500
Anglesea Carols by Candlelight (Anglesea) $500
Festival of Colours (Torquay) $500
Carols on the Lorne (Lorne) $500
Total supported Community Events funding: $20,500
*new recipient of funding