District Promotion Fund

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2018/19 District Promotion Fund ad hoc requests

A small amount of funding have been kept aside for ad hoc requests for 2018/19 events. Please contact our Events and Marketing Advisor to discuss your event by phoning 0800 WAIPADC (0800 324 723) or email us on events@waipadc.govt.nz​.

Please note, if you are eligible you will need to apply to the District Promotion Fund committee by completing an application form. We ask all event organisers to request funding at least three months before an event’s start date.

2018/19 District Promotion Fund recipients

Waipa District Council's 2018/19 District Promotion Fund allocation has been approved by the committee. After reviewing 48 applications the committee has agreed to approve $97,500 for Waipā-based events over the coming year. More than $230,000 was requested from the $100,000 available from the fund.

In addition to funding, these events also receive in-kind support through the use of Council’s Waipa Home of Champions event equipment.

The following events have been successful in promoting Waipā as an attractive place to visit, live, work and invest in. They have also shown to benefit the wellbeing of the district and its people.

Event nameFunding
UCI Track Cycling World Cup$10,000.00
Waka Ama Sprint Nationals$10,000.00
NZ Polo International Day$5,000.00
Fireworks Family Night$8,000.00
Maadi Cup$6,000.00
Annual Pirongia Craft Day$5,000.00
NZ & Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships$1,000.00
Oceania BMX Champs$4,000.00
Armistice in Cambridge$4,000.00
NZ Dragon Boat National Championships$4,000.00
Balloons visit Waipa$5,600.00
Kihikihi International Horse Trial$5,000.00
Festival One$4,000.00
Waikato/BoP Harness Centennial$3,500.00
North Island Club Championship/Cambridge Town Cup$3,400.00
North Island Secondary School Championships$3,0​00.00
NZ Wakeboard National Championship$2,000.00
TriMaori $2,000.00
Cambridge BMX Twilight Meet$1,500.00
Kihikihi Polo National Club Champs$1,000.00
Waipa BMX Festival$2,000.00
Waikato River Festival Karapiro Waka Invitational$1,000.00
North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Champs$1,500.00
North Island Premier Show$1,000.00
New Zealand Road Race Championships $1,000.00
Lions Convention$2,000.00
NZ National CrossFit Champs$1,000.00


Some events didn’t quite meet the criteria, but have met the requirements of Councils’ Community Event Fund, you can see these events over the page here​

To find out more about these events and when they are being held, make sure you keep an eye on whatsonwaipa.co.nz as the events begin their promotion over the next year.

Post-event report


Grant recipients are expected to complete a post-event report within three months of their event. This is a requirement before future funding will be considered. 

Holding an event in Waipā?

All event organisers intending to hold an event in the Waipā district also need to complete an event application form, whether or not they are successful in receiving a grant, or apply for a grant. This application form is included in the District Promotion Fund Application Pack and can be found here.

Free event promotion

Head along to Waipa's only district-wide events calendar whatsonwaipa.co.nz and promote your event for free! The site offers promotion, venue ideas, and tips and tricks for a successful event.

All you need to do is sign up, list your event details, add a photo and it's good to go! So, what's on Waipā?

For more information on the What's On Waipa website email events@waipadc.govt.nz.​



Page reviewed: 12 Sep 2018 3:55pm