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BUSINESS Events Geelong has launched a new $30,000 funding program to support events of up to 50 pax.

The organisati­on wants to spread the message that Geelong and The Bellarine is open for events and incentives, reinforced by a campaign tagline You Belong in Geelong.

Financial support is provided to the value of $50 per delegate, with event managers, PCOOs, EAs and PAs invited to request funds to cover actual event costs including, but not limited to, accommodat­ion, venue hire, transport and other event costs.

The funds will be accessible for events booked in Geelong, The Bellarine and Werribee by 30 Apr 2021, and events must take place before 30 Dec.

A minimum of 10 delegates applies and the offer is only available for new bookings.

“Following border closures and mass-scale lockdowns, face-to-face meetings are now more valuable than ever,” said Business Events Geelong Convention Bureau Manager, Mark Day.

“The You Belong in Geelong campaign hopes to reengage event planners with the plethora of world-class experience­s that we have available... from awardwinni­ng wineries to top-quality conference and event venues, a lively restaurant scene to vibrant cultural precincts - our region is ready and excited to welcome everyone back”.

Event organisers with more than 50 delegates interested in accessing funding can contact Business Events Geelong for a confidenti­al applicatio­n.

For events up to 50 pax, planners must complete the appropriat­e applicatio­n form at businessev­entsgeelon­

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