New fund to support regional events in Victoria to boost visitation
The $2 million fund, which was announced by the Victorian Government in their 2018/19 Victorian Budget, will be administered by Visit Victoria.
Visit Victoria CEO Peter Bingeman welcomed the announcement of funding which will support the implementation of projects to increase regional visitation.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Victorian Government in the development and execution of the new Regional Events and Innovation Fund (REIF),” he said.
“Regional events are vital to the health and growth of the visitor economy across the state, help local communities thrive, and encourage further investment in the regions. This is why Visit Victoria has proudly supported the delivery of more than 160 regional events since our inception in 2016 and delivered a dedicated regional marketing campaign to drive visitation.”
Applications for the REIF will open on May 21 and must be received for events to be delivered between September 2018 and June 30, 2019.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications at the earliest possible opportunity. Further information about the REIF can be found here.