Fireworks funding used to inspire new off-peak events
Money from Warrnambool’s cancelled New Year’s Eve fireworks display is being redirected to fund new community events and aid in the COVID-19 recovery of the local economy.
Applications for the Activate Warrnambool Grants are now open, with small to medium events able to apply for up to $5000 while large festivals and events can apply for up to $10,000.
Warrnambool Mayor Cr Vicki Jellie said that Council was committed to supporting a broad calendar of events, especially during the quieter months of the year.
“Spending data shows that last summer was even busier than the one before, which is just what our local businesses needed after a devastating 2020 for so many,” Cr Jellie said.