Event Funding

Waimakariri Event Funding

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The Waimakariri Event Funding is a contestable fund that is provided by the Waimakariri District Council, and is managed by Enterprise North Canterbury and administered by Visit Waimakariri.

Funding is allocated to support events that clearly demonstrate economic and/or community benefit to the Waimakariri District.

Minimum - $500
Maximum - $5,000

The closing date for the funding rounds are March 31st and August 31st each year. 

Events previously funded

Event funding in action

The Waimakariri Event Fund supported the 2019 Rangiora Colour Festival. Check out the video below to see the event in action:



Event Planning Guide

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The Event Planning Guide will assist you with the planning and organisation of your event. (The forms referred to in the guide are available below.)

Also, we are happy to recommend Happy Hire should you need to hire marquees, bouncy castles, accessories, portaloos and just about anything you might need for an event. 

Event Planning Guide Forms

The forms below are all available in the above Event Planning Guide. Please contact us if you have any feedback about the Event Planning Guide and the Forms.

Event Resources

Visit Waimakariri is available to meet with event organisers and organisations initiating new events to provide assistance. Please feel free to contact:

Visit Waimakariri
P: (03) 327 5735
E: events@visitwaimakariri.co.nz