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The Waimakariri Event Fund is a contestable fund that is provided by the Waimakariri District Council, managed by Enterprise North Canterbury and administered by Visit Waimakariri.

Funding rounds open annually:
1st  – 31st March
1st  – 31st August

Funds available: Between $500 and $5,000

Purpose: Funding is allocated to support events that clearly demonstrate economic and/or community benefit to the Waimakariri District. The fund will provide up to 50% ONLY of the total expenditure for Event Coordination and/or Event Promotion.

Examples of events previously funded:

  • Rangiora Colour Festival
  • Pegasus Bay Art Show
  • Kaiapoi’s Fire & Ice Winter Market
  • House of Travel Triathlon Festival
  • MainPower Light Festival

To apply: 
Before you start your application, please read the Events Funding Guidelines and familiarise yourself with the Final Report template.

Rangiora Colour Festival
MainPower Light Festival Robyn Young
If you have further questions about the Waimakariri Event Fund, email events@visitwaimakariri.co.nz