Event grants up for grabs in this Australian city

The capital of Victoria state in Australia has upped its business events fund, with grants of up to AU$ 10,000 available.

City officials hope that business events will bolster Melbourne's economic recovery.
City officials hope that business events will bolster Melbourne's economic recovery. Photo Credit: Unsplash/Alexis

Melbourne's city council is allocating AU$200,000 for business events to be held in the city this year.

The move is designed to enable and encourage more conferences, workshops, seminars and other in-person events to be held in the city, as part of continuing efforts to revitalise its economy.

The incentive programme is aimed at innovation in life sciences, finance – including fintech and funds management – information and communications technology, energy and the environment.

"We are doubling our support for business events in Melbourne because we know that conferences and events are going to be doubly important as a driver of economic activity in the central city post-Covid," said acting lord mayor Nicholas Reece.

"Our tech industry in Victoria generates more than $38 billion to the economy and through this investment, we're helping the industry grow, bringing even more business events to Melbourne," Reece added.

Grants of up to AU$10,000 are now available for individuals and organisations delivering events that “encourage office workers into the city, support networking and collaboration and enhance business development”.

Applications for funding are open until 29 August 2022, with events to be held by the end of this financial year. Successful applicants will be notified in November.



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