Major Events Support Fund


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

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 funding round for events taking place in the period to 31 July 2025.

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.

Email your application form along with all supporting documents to, applications must be received by 5pm on 22 July 2024.

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 by  Friday 9 August 2024.

Key Application Documents

Major Events Support Fund Application Form

Major Events Support Fund Guidelines & Criteria 

Major Events Support Fund Terms & Conditions


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