An eventful program

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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

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