Events Sponsorship Scheme

Funding Round 1 is now closed

Round 1 closed on 29 June. Round 2 will open on 1 October 2018

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 Finance / Performance 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 Rangitikei, and that are not funded by the Rangitikei 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, the second round will be open in October. There is a maximum cap of 50% of eligible costs that can be funded.

To apply, fill in the form which is linked below:

R1 Events Sponsorship Scheme Application Form June 2018

This is a writable PDF which can be emailed to: , however you can also print it out and fill it in manually. You will also find copies at Council offices and libraries in Marton, Bulls, Hunterville, and Taihape.

Further information for the fund and the scheme are available by:

-visiting the Council’s offices
-46 High Street, Marton
-92 Hautapu Street, Taihape
-phoning the Council on 0800 422 522

or emailing

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