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Event Support Fund

Hastings District Council's Event Support Fund is available to organisations and not-for-profit community groups hosting events across the Hastings District.
Applications for financial support can be made at any time of the year but applications must be made in full two months prior to the event date, and ideally 2 months before the event is publically advertised.

Apply NowWho do we support:

The Event Support Fund is available to organisations planning events in the Hastings District that are in line with Council’s Event Strategy and the Toi-Tū Arts and Culture Framework

All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal.

What are our funding priorities:

  • Large events that are of Regional and National Significance
  • Local events that are low cost or free to access
  • Community lead events ran by not-for-profit and charitable organisations
  • Events that are accessible to the wider community and encourage participation from across diverse communities
  • High profile community events that contribute of the economic development of the district
  • Event take place within the Hastings District Boundaries and benefit significant numbers of Hastings residents
  • Events that are in line with Council’s Event Strategy and the Toi-Tū Arts and Culture Framework

What we don’t fund:

  • Private functions
  • Events that promote religious, ministry or political purposes
  • Events run solely for commercial profit or individual gain
  • Events that denigrate, exclude or offend parts of the community
  • Events that present a hazard to the community or pose a significant risk to the public or council
  • Events that have already been held and retrospective costs
  • Events that have breached previous funding agreements with the council, including post-event reporting criteria.

Application dates:

  • Applications for funding can be made at any time of the year
  • Applicants must be made two months prior to the event date, and ideally 2 months before the event is publically advertised.
  • All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal.

Contact:

Hastings District Council supports a number of large scale events including, Horse of the Year, the HB Arts Festival, Art Deco, HB Marathon, Nest Fest, New Zealand Cider Festival, Outfield Music and Matariki to name a few.For more information on these large scale, regionally significant, events please contact Council's Event Manager.

Former recipients

In the 2021/22 financial year the following community events where supported through the Event Support Fund

Organisation Name Event Amount
Ainsworth Ltd GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race $2,000.00
Hawkes Bay Cricket Association (Incorporated) Hawke's Bay Cricket Camps $5,000.00
Bowls Kahungunu Incorporated 48th Aotearoa National Bowls Tournament 2022 $2,000.00
MSFT Productions MSFT Productions East Coast Skate Jam $2,000.00
Havelock North Business Association Holly Jolly Havelock North $2,000.00
Hawke's Bay Multisport Club Incorporated Hawkes Bay Primary and Intermediate Schools Triathlon $750.00
Hindu Council of Hawke's Bay Hastings Diwali Festival of Lights 2021 $1,500.00

In the 2020/21 financial year the following community events where supported through the Event Support Fund

Organisation Name Event Amount
Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park Trust Top Team Challenge $2,000.00
Bennelong Mountain Biking Club MCL Triple Peaks $3,000.00
Havelock North Presbyterian Church Carols on the Green $1,000.00
Pakistan and Friends HB Association Inc Food & Culture Festival $800.00
MSFT Productions MSFT Productions East Coast Skate Jam $2,000.00
SMC Events Ltd The Kiwi Walk & Run Series $5,000.00
NZ National Horse and Pony Show Incorporated NZ National Horse and Pony Show Incorporated $750.00
Basketball Hawkes Bay Incorporated NZ Basketball U23s & U13s $3,000.00
Hindu Council of Hawkes Bay Holi celebration $1,000.00
Super Sixes Charitable Trust Super Sixes Hawke's Bay $4,000.00
The Hawkes Bay Hundy / FENZ The Hawkes Bay Hundy $1,500.00
The Kids for Kids Charitable Trust National Young Leaders Day $1,500.00
Multicultural Association Hawkes Bay Incorporated Kiribate Indipendance Day $500.00
Basketball Hawkes Bay Basketball New Zealand Zone 3 Under 13 Championships $2,000.00
Kartsport Hawkes Bay 52nd Blossom Grand Prix $4,000.00
The Kids for Kids Charitable Trust National Young Leaders Day $2,000.00
Cancer Society Of New Zealand Hawke's Bay Centre Incorporated Relay For Life Cancer Society Hawke's Bay $1,000.00
Jamrac Events Ltd Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run $2,000.00
Hawke's Bay Hockey Association New Zealand Secondary Schools Federation Cup/Marie Fry Trophy Tournament $2,000.00
National Service Outdoor Bowls Mens Invitation Centenary Tournament $1,000.00
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