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Funding For New Events

Funding For New Events

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Grants awarded from former firework funds

Warrnambool City Council will provide $68,800 in funding to 12 brand new events to enliven the city during the off-peak season.

The funding comes as part of the Activate Warrnambool grants, which came about from money set aside for the cancelled New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Warrnambool Mayor Vicki Jellie said that the aim of the Activate Warrnambool grants was to diversify the city’s events calendar and provide more experiences outside of the summer months.

“I’d like to congratulate all of the grant recipients for putting their hands up and playing their part in creating a vibrant city,” she said.

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“Having exciting things to do for locals is important too, and an exciting events calendar plays a big role in the liveability of any city.”

The Moyjil to Merri Trail Run was one of the dozen events to secure Activate Warrnambool grant funding, with Race Director Dave McIntyre saying that without the grant, the event wouldn’t be possible.

“In this environment, a new event is a big risk, but with a bit of backing you can plan with some confidence,” he said.

“We’ll have 10km, 20km and 30km events. We might even have a 5km, we’re still finalising all of the planning.

“It will be good for casual runners looking for a race to build towards as well as more serious runners to test themselves.”

Funded Events

Warrnambool Storytelling Festival - June / July

Men' s Mateship Retreat by Grab Life By The Balls - August

Winter Concert Series by Raglan Presents - June / July

Warrnambool School of Art - Creative Weekend Escapes - Year long

4 Wide Unwired Music Festival - August

Warrnambool Show Grounds Committee (Warrnambool Rodeo) - December

Find Your Voice Choir presents From All Angles - August

Physipole State Competition - November

Moyjil to Merri Dirty 30 Trail Run - October

Brophy Family & Youth Services presents Warrnambool Youth Fest - June / July

Speakeasy Event Series - September / October

The F Project's Fabric of Life Festival - November

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