Major Events Fund

This contestable fund supports events that showcase Palmerston North as a destination, increase city visitation, and generate positive exposure that makes our residents #PalmyProud.

Events this fund has supported in the past include the UCI-accredited Gravel and Tar cycling event, the Ford Ranger New Zealand Rural Games and the National Young Performer Awards.

The minimum application amount of funding to the Major Events Fund is $10,000, with a maximum amount of $30,000. From time to time, special circumstances will be considered. Other financial support the event has secured will be taken into account.

How to apply

Applications to the Major Events Fund can be submitted online at any time, through our SmartyGrants community funding website. Applicants will find all the supporting information for the Major Events Fund here, including application criteria, event eligibility, funding exclusions and event benefits.

If you have questions about the fund, email

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