Event Recovery Grant Program

Support for not-for-profit community groups in recovering losses for advertised events that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Disease Emergency.

The recovery from COVID-19 impacts and re-establishing community relationships in the Meander Valley local government area is a key priority for Council. As part of Council's $1.7m COVID-19 Community Care and Recovery Package, an amount of $20,000 has been allocated to support not-for-profit community groups in recovering losses for advertised events that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Disease Emergency.


To be eligible to apply for an Event Recovery Grant, applicants must:

• Be legally incorporated or operating under the auspices of an incorporated body registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Registration Commission;
• Be inclusive in its membership and support of the broader community;
• Be registered in Australia for taxation purposes with an active ABN;
• Be located and operating in the Meander Valley local government area;
• Not subject to any legal impediment or adverse circumstances;
• Have had in place a clearly stated purpose and event plan (dates, location, etc);
• Demonstrate that the event was to occur in the Meander Valley local government area and was open to the general community; and
• Provide documentation quantifying that a financial expense or loss has been incurred and is not otherwise recoverable e.g. via insurance.


When do applications close and where can I get more information?

Applications must be received by 9am, Monday 15 June 2020. There is no advantage in rushing your application as all applications will only be assessed after the closure date. More information about eligibility requirements and the assessment process can be found in the Event Recovery Grant Guidelines


How do I apply?

Apply online
Use the form below to submit your application and electronically upload any supporting documents

By email
Click here to download a printable form. Scan completed form and copies of any supporting documents and email to mail@mvc.tas.gov.au

By mail
Click here to download a printable form. Mail the completed form and copies of any supporting documents to:
Attn: Business Engagement Officer, PO Box 102, Westbury Tasmania 7303

Need help applying?
If you require assistance or have questions about your application, please contact Council by phone on 6393 5300.


Event Recovery Grant Online Application Form

To be eligible to apply for an Event Recovery Grant, applicants must:

  • Be legally incorporated or operating under the auspices of an incorporated body registered with the Australian
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit Registration Commission;
  • Be inclusive in its membership and support of the broader community;
  • Be registered in Australia for taxation purposes with an active ABN; 
  • Be located and operating in the Meander Valley local government area; 
  • Not subject to any legal impediment or adverse circumstances;
  • Have had in place a clearly stated purpose and event plan (dates, location, etc);
  • Demonstrate that the event was to occur in the Meander Valley local government area and was open to the general community; and
  • Provide documentation quantifying that a financial expense or loss has been incurred and is not otherwise recoverable e.g. via insurance.

Applicant Details

If there is more than one person, please list all applicants (first name then last name)

Event Details

Financial Impacts

Applicants must be able to demonstrate expense or loss that cannot be recovered by other means. 

Submit any documentation to support your application by using the choose file button below.

Council is not obliged to seek additional information before determining a grant application. You should provide as much detail and supporting documentation as you can reasonably present.

To upload multiple files, press the Choose File button once and select all the files (maximum of 10) at once. They will then be uploaded together.

Grant Amounts

Applicants may only apply for one grant up to a maximum amount of $2,500.

The amount awarded will be at the sole discretion of Council, having regard to the verified/demonstrated loss amount, the total number of grant applications and subject to sufficient funds being available.


Confidentiality: The Council may use and disclose the information provided by applicants for assessing applications under the program guidelines and decisions on successful applicants. Council is also required to report the name and dollar value of successful grant applications.

Governance: As part of the Council’s governance process, the Council may publicise the level of financial assistance and the identity of the business recipient from the grant program.

Right to Information: Information provided to the Council may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the Right to Information Act (2009).

Personal Information Protection: Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act (2004) and the Council’s Personal Information Protection Policy. This information may be accessed by the individual to whom it relates, on request to the Council. 

Disclaimer: Although care has been taken in the preparation of this document, no warranty, express or implied, is given by the Council, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information it contains. Council accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from anything contained in or omitted from or that may arise from the use of this document. Any person relying on this document and the information it contains does so at their own risk. Council does not accept liability or responsibility for any loss incurred by an applicant that is in any way related to the program.