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

Funding is allocated to support events that clearly demonstrate economic and/or community benefit to the Waimakariri District.

Minimum – $500
Maximum – $5,000

The closing date for the funding rounds are March 31st and August 31st each year.

Events previously funded

2016 – 2021

Event funding in action

The Waimakariri Event Fund supported the 2019 Rangiora Colour Festival. Check out the video below to see the event in action:




Visit Waimakariri is also available to meet with event organisers and organisations initiating new events to provide assistance. Please feel free to contact:

Visit Waimakariri
P: (03) 327 5735
E: events@visitwaimakariri.co.nz