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Auckland Council

About the Regional Events Fund Grants Programme

Te Hōtaka tukunga pūtea kaupapa ā-Takiwā

Benefits that regional events provide

  • Build a sense of connection among Auckland's diverse and regionally dispersed communities and special interest groups.
  • Develop pride in and enjoyment of Auckland.
  • Regional economic multiplier effects, i.e. audiences attracted to regional events will normally spend money on transport, food and sometimes tickets and products associated with the event.
  • Add to the vibrancy of life in Auckland with the diverse range of opportunities in a region-wide annual event calendar.

Check your eligibility for a Regional Events Fund Grant

To meet the criteria for a 'regional event' set out in the Events policy, an event:

  • delivers regional objectives that the governing body sets
  • helps to deliver on Auckland-wide strategies, such as strategies for sport and recreation, and arts and culture
  • offers a distinctive event proposition for our region
  • demonstrates that it draws from a regionally-distributed audience (for example, that the event appeals to a specific demographic or interest group throughout the Auckland region)
  • demonstrates a size and scale that is regionally significant
  • has a region-wide and possibly national profile (as demonstrated through media and wide public awareness)
  • demonstrates that there will be clear benefits from coordinating decisions at a region-wide level (e.g. holding an event at many sites across our region to ensure regional distribution, attract sponsors, and market and promote the whole region).

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To be categorised as an Auckland regional event, besides eligibility for regional grants, the event should also help deliver on Auckland-wide strategies such as for sport and recreation, arts and culture.

​Regional Events Fund application guidelines

For information on eligibility, illegibility and completing a funding application, see the:

How grants are allocated

Event grants awarded through the regional funds will normally be made on an annual basis.

A limited number of events may be considered for multi-year funding.