Major Events Support Fund

The Major Events Support Fund provides funding for medium to large events taking place in Timaru District.

The July funding round has now closed.  The dates for the next funding round have yet to be confirmed.  

The annual portfolio of major events supported will be a diverse range of events across the calendar year and across the district. These include a mix of arts, music, cultural and sporting events. This funding is for grants of between $10,000-$50,000.

The Major Events Support Fund is sourced from the Timaru District Council.

Three primary event categories will be considered:

  1. Emerging events that are new and warrant a kick start grant investment as they are seen to have significant long-term growth potential for the Timaru District.
  2. Cornerstone long-standing events that have proven performance in delivering high profile for the Timaru District, add to the district's value proposition and where Venture Timaru’s ongoing support will drive incremental visitation and expansion opportunity.
  3. Significant one-off events that present an opportunity to deliver substantial benefits to the Timaru District by way of profile, increased visitation, and new business opportunities.

    All application assessments will be considered, by the board of Venture Timaru. Successful applicants will be advised in mid August 2022.

Key Application Documents

Major Events Support Fund Application Form

Major Events Support Fund Guidelines & Criteria

Major Events Support Fund Terms & Conditions

Other Reference Material

Major Events New Zealand - Event Sector Voluntary Code

Timaru District Council Smokefree Public Outdoor Areas Policy

If your event is not eligible for the Major Events Support Fund, you may be eligible for Timaru District Council Community Funding. Visit the TDC website for full details and eligibility requirements.


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