Money allocated for event support

​​25 August 2017

Nearly $100,000 has been earmarked to support Waipa-based events over the coming year.

On Wednesday, Waipa District Council's District Promotion Fund committee sifted through 51 applications to allocate $94,500 for events. Successful applications range from the Waka Ama Sprint Nationals to the New Zealand Dog Agility Championships.  

More than $230,000 in support was requested from the $100,000 available from the District Promotion Fund on an annual basis. The fund aims to promote Waipa as an attractive place to visit, live, work and invest in. It also supports events that promote and benefit the wellbeing of the district and its people.

The committee held over $5,500 for a small number of funding requests that may come in during the year.

​Funding was allocated to the following events:

Waka Ama Sprint Nationals$10,000.00
New Zealand Polo International Day​$5,000.00
Family Fireworks​​$5,000.00
New Zealand Canoe Sprint National Champs​$2,250.00
Harness Jewels ​$5,000.00
Stragglers Car Show$3,000.00 
Armistice in Cambridge ​​​$5,000.00 
Kihikihi International Horse Trial $6,000.00 
Oceania Track Cycling Champs $5,000.00 
Festival One $5,000.00 
New Zealand National Rowing Championships$2,000.00 
New Zealand Open Dance Champs$3,000.00 
Cambridge Autumn Festival$3,000.00 
Pooch Racing $1,500.00 
Cambridge Town Cup/NI Club Champ Rowing​$ 2,750.00 
North Island Premier Showing Champs $1,800.00 
New Zealand Polo National Club Championships Savile Cup$1,000.00 
North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships$1,500.00 
New Zealand Dog Agility Champs$2,000.00 
Beach Volleyball Commonwealth qualifier $1,000.00 
Waikato River Festival$5,000.00 
North Island Pony Club Show Jumping$3,000.00 
Ulysses & Child Cancer Foundation Ride$1,000.00
Cambridge BMX Twilight Meet$1,200.00 
Cambridge Twilight Cycling Festival$2,000.00 
Cambridge Polo$1,000.00 
Remax Waipa Fun Run $2,000.00 
New Zealand Wakeboard National Champs$1,000.00 
Qualitat VW Nationals $1,000.00 
Te Awamutu Rowing Club Regatta$1,000.00 
Country Cup Basketball Tournament$2,000.00 
Cambridge Half Marathon $1,000.00 
New Zealand Polo Skene Cup $500.00 
GIB Te Awamutu Junior Tour$1,500.00 
Te Awamutu Rotary Carnival $500.00

 The next funding round will open in April 2018.

For more information, contact: Amber Diprose 027 404 0836

Page reviewed: 25 Aug 2017 11:11am