Melbourne Dusk till Dawn (D2D) Activation Grants Program VIC

Funding is available to support businesses and organisations to deliver place specific activations that attract people and increase economic activity in an interactive and entertaining manner.

Closes in 11 days

Closing date: Friday 16 December 2022 Fri 16 Dec 2022

What do you get?

Funding will vary on activation attendance.

Who is this for?

Organisations within the City of Melbourne.


The key objectives of the program are to: 

  • deliver activation that will increase and drive visitation to the nominated area, primarily between the night-time hours of 6pm and 6am
  • increase economic activity and spend for city businesses
  • celebrate unique precinct offerings by bringing entertaining and vibrant activities to the area. 

For the purposes of this grant program, an activation is an activity that drives visitation and patron engagement, specifically within a City of Melbourne precinct area and encourages visitors to interact with the local business community.  

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be undertaking an activation within the City of Melbourne
  • have a valid Australian business number (ABN)
  • currently have or can obtain public liability and professional indemnity insurance policies
  • hold all relevant permits
  • have no outstanding debt to the City of Melbourne.

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Apply for the Melbourne Dusk till Dawn (D2D) Activation Grants Program VIC

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.