A central location, unique venues and a welcoming culture make Whanganui an exceptional destination for events and conferences.
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What events are likely to be funded?
Event funding from this budget is seed funding – initial money to get an event underway and through the early stages of development.
It is expected that as an event grows it should develop a sustainable business plan and secure sponsorship and/or other funding and revenue so that Whanganui & Partners event funding can lessen and end.
We want to support events that align with our strategic goals. We will prioritise funding for events that:
What won’t be funded?
What's the process?
Is funding still available?
Funding for July 2020 - June 2021 has now been allocated. Applications for funding beyond June 2021 are invited.
Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Once the total events fund has been fully allocated, applications will no longer be sought and information on this page will be changed.
Ok, let's get started!
Contact us to learn more about our criteria and how to apply for the Event Funding.
Where else is there possible funding for your event?
If your event is not likely to fit with the requirements for this funding there are other options. Visit the Whanganui District Council website “Funding Opportunities” page.
Jonathan Sykes is our Strategic Lead - Brand, Events & i-SITE and can answer any questions you might have about our events funding and support. Please email him your completed applications.
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