The Regional Events Innovation Fund (REIF) provides funding for activities that support innovation in securing, hosting and marketing new events and implementing innovative projects to increase regional event visitation.
To be considered for support, those that can apply are Regional Tourism Boards (RTBs) or recognised Victorian tourism organisations. All proposals from Victorian tourism organisations must include an endorsement from the RTB and/or local council.
A formal application is required and the level of detail required will vary on the level of funding requested. Strategic consideration is given to those that clearly target a current or emerging need in regional Victoria.
Applicants will need to demonstrate how their proposal meets the following criteria:
Innovation is the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) at the earliest taking into consideration the timelines. All applications are to be made via the online 'SmartyGrants' portal. Any applications received outside of the timeframes will be at the discretion of Visit Victoria to review on a case by case basis.
EOI applications will only proceed to the official REIF Application process if the initial criteria has been met. Visit Victoria will provide feedback within five business days from date of receipt of the EOI for the applicants consideration.
|EOI Opens||Info Sessions||EOI Closes||Application Closes||Announced||Projects Commenced/Delivered|
|Round 1 - 21 May 2018||30 May - 30 June 2018||16 July 2018||31 July 2018||3 - 28 September 2018||September 2018 - June 2019|
|Round 2 - 1 October 2018||N/A||29 October 2018||19 November 2018||December 2018 - January 2019||February 2019 - June 2019|
|Regional Tourism Board||Phone|
|Daylesford and Macedon||+61 (03) 5309 2770|
|Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges||+61 (03) 8739 8000|
|Mornington Peninsula||+61 (03) 5950 1052|
|Phillip Island||+ 61 (03) 5952 2729|
|Geelong and The Bellarine||+61 (03) 5223 2588|
|Great Ocean Road||+61 (03) 5562 1316|
|+61 (03) 5337 4320|
1800 813 153
|Grampians||+61 (03) 5356 4865|
|High Country - Tourism North East||+61 (03) 5728 2773|
|Gippsland||+61 (03) 5668 2141|
|The Murray||+61 (03) 5480 7110|