Community Event Fund


The Community Event Fund is open for applications

Community event organisers are being urged to apply for the $30,000 contestable fund to help create successful events in the Waipā district for 2019-2020.

The Community Event Fund supports grass-roots events which create opportunities to build and celebrate community pride and for our communities to connect and celebrate our diversity. Events contribute to Waipā being a great place to live and max​​imise our facilities and public spaces. The fund supports not-for-profit community organisations hosting inclusive, low-cost events in our community.

Applications open: Monday 15 April
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 24 May

Download:  Community Event Fund Application Pack 2019-2020

Questions about your app lication? Don't hesitate to contact Council's events and marketing advisor by emailing or calling 0800 924 723. If you're not sure if your event quite fits this fund, check out the District Promotion Fund, which is also open now for applications.

Please note, if you are a previously successful applicant to the District Promotion or Community Event Fund committee you will need to have completed a post event report for that event to be eligible for this new funding round.

Download:  Waipa's Event Funds Post Event Report.docx

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

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?

What's on Waipa has you covered! Head along to Waipā's only district-wide events calendar 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. You can also check out Waipā's organiser tool-kit for all the tips and tricks you need to know about holding an event in any of Waipā's towns.

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Page reviewed: 21 May 2019 4:07pm