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Victorian Events Support Package

Victorian Events Support Package

What is the Victorian Events Support Package?

The $20 million dedicated Victorian Events Support Package is a scheme that will support event organisers, hosts and suppliers as they manage the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Background

The Victorian Events Support Package is part of more than $500 million in business support offered in response to restrictions announced on Thursday 27 May 2021 that includes the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and the Licensed Venue Hospitality Fund 2021, which are already open for applications.

 

Funding Streams

The Victorian Events Support Package delivers five streams of support:

Sustainable Event Business Program 

  • provides grants of up to $250,000 to major event organisers, hosts and suppliers who have had the ongoing viability of their event or business significantly affected as a result of the restrictions that began in late May.
  • successful applicants must have most of their operations in Victoria and be of strategic significance to the state’s events sector.
  • applicants must have experienced a minimum 50% or more decline in annual turnover in the three months prior to 27 May 2021 compared with the same period in 2019. They will also have had an annual payroll of more than $1.5 million in metropolitan Melbourne or $500,000 in regional Victoria in 2019/20.
  • applications close 23 July 2021.

Impacted Public Events Support Program

  • deliver grants of $25,000 to organisers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 events under the Public Events Framework, which have been postponed or cancelled following restrictions announced on Thursday 27 May 2021. Suppliers to Tier 1 and Tier 2 events may be eligible for a $10,000 grant under this program.
  • This is an invitation-only program for events registered under the Public Events Framework. Eligible businesses will be invited to apply.
  • applications close 23 July 2021.

Independent Cinema Support Program

  • supports independent cinemas unable to operate with a payment of up to $12,000 per cinema venue.
  • applications close 16 July 2021.

Live Performance Support Program (Presenters)

  • live performance event presenters are eligible for up to $7000 under the Live Performance Support Program. A presenter is a person or organisation with the right to hold, cancel or re-schedule an event, collect the proceeds from ticket sales and/or re-locate a given live performance event/s. This includes producers, promoters, venue owners or artists promoting their own show.
  • applications close 16 July 2021.

Live Performance Support Program (Suppliers)

  • suppliers of goods and services involved with live performance events, including musicians and performers, will be eligible for a grant of $500 per event where the events they were contracted to support could not proceed because of the restrictions. Contracted suppliers include performers, crew, merchandise sellers, technicians and engineers.
  • applications close 16 July 2021.
 

Timing

Application close date – varies per program. 

 

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