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Events Sponsorship Scheme

Round 2 of the 2019/20 year is closed.

Round 2 of the 2019/20 year opened 15 February through to 6 March, with the consideration meeting to be held on 7 April 2020.

Please note the consideration meeting has been extended to 15 April 2020.

This is a Council fund intended to support events in the district that help to develop community cohesion and reinforce economic growth. The fund is awarded by the Community Grant Assessors Committee.

There are three main categories of events: high profile, community, or high profile community events. Applications are open to groups (not individuals) whose events take place within the Rangitīkei, and that are not funded by the Rangitīkei District Council ratepayers through other means. The impact of high profile events on the local economy will be measured and reported upon.

There are two funding rounds per year. There is a maximum cap of 50% of eligible costs that can be funded.

Eligibility criteria: Ess Applicant Eligibility Criteria

You can access the application form here:

Rangitikei Grants Application

This is now an online application process. If you need assistance in completing your form, please contact us by:

  • visiting the Council’s offices at 46 High Street, Marton or 92 Hautapu Street, Taihape

Project report forms for the 2019/20 round can be accessed here:

Results for 2019-2020

Funding Round One

  • Hunterville Huntaway Festival - Hunterville Huntaway Festival
  • Turakina Caledonian Society Inc - 156th Turakina Highland Games
  • Marton Country Music Festival - Marton Country Music Festival
  • Marton & District Historical Society - 150th Anniversary of the naming of Marton
  • Rotary Club of Marton Charitable Trust - Peadal4Pleasure
  • Taihape Community Development Trust (TCDT) - 2019 Taihape Christmas Parade
  • Rangitikei Area Distance Riders Inc (RADRs) - Rangitikei Area Distance Riders Fundraiser Event (for Marton Volunteer Fire Brigade)
  • Hunterville Consolidated School - Hunterville School 2020 Musical Production
  • Taihape Older and Bolder - What Matters To You Day
  • Rangitikei Shearing Sports - Marton Show
  • Taihape Area Dressage Group - Taihape Xmas Dressage Championships
  • Taihape and District Agricultural and Pastoral Association Incorporated - Taihape A and P Show

Results for 2018-2019

Funding Round Two

  • Marton Golf Club
  • Sport Whanganui
  • South Makirikiri School
  • Bulls Junior Rugby Club
  • Taihape Community Development Trust
  • Marton Music Society
  • St Andrews Presbyterian Church Marton
  • Project Marton Inc

Results for 2017-2018

Funding Round One

On 27 July 2017 the Finance/Performance Committee met to discuss and allocate funding for the Events Sponsorship Scheme. Eight applications were received for this funding round. This is the first funding round for the 2017-2018 year. Both the Committee and the Rangitikei District Council would like to congratulate the following groups on their successful applications to the Fund:

  • Samoan Ministers’ Association – four events over 12 months
  • Turakina Caledonian Society – 154th Turakina Highland Games 2018
  • Hunterville Huntaway Festival – 2017 Hunterville Huntaway Festival (“Shemozzle”)
  • Rangitikei Shearing Sports – 2018 Shearing Sports event
  • Marton Rotary – Pedal 4 Pleasure
  • Marton Country Music Festival – 2018 Country Music Festival
  • Ratana Rugby - Rangataua - Jamie "Mantis" Berry Memorial Shield
  • Nga Iwi o Mokai Patea Services Trust - Whanau Sports Day

Funding Round Two

  • Taihape Area Dressage Group - Taihape Dressage Christmas Championships
  • Bulls District Community trust - Annual Bulls Christmas Parade
  • Taihape A & P Show
  • Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana Kapahaka Trust - Te Kahui Maunga Regional Kapahaka Competition
Event Sponsorship Scheme 2020