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Events Sponsorship Scheme

Event Sponsorship Scheme 2020

Round 1 of the 2020/21 year opens 1 August 2020

Round 1 of the 2020/21 year opens 1 August through to 21 August 2020, with the consideration meeting to be held on 22 September 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 Grants Sub-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: Events Sponsorship Applicant Eligibility Criteria

You can access the application form here:

Rangitikei Grants Application

This is now an online application and reporting process via Smartygrants.

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

Results for 2019-2020

On 15 April 2020 the Community Grants Sub-Committee met via Zoom to discuss and allocate funding for the Events Sponsorship Scheme. Six applications were received for round 2, five applicants were sucessful. Both the Committee and the Rangitikei District Council would like to congratulate the following groups on their successful applications to the Fund:

Funding Round Two

  • Sport Whanganui - Rangitikei Tough Kid
  • South Makirikiri School - Santoft Fotrest and Beach Half Marathon
  • Project Marton Incorporated - Crafts Alive 2020
  • The Taihape Squash Rackets Club Incorporated - Taihape Open Tournament
  • Bulls Junior Rugby - BJR 10-a-side Tournament

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