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Events Sponsorship Scheme

Event Sponsorship Scheme 2021

Round 3 of the 2021/22 year opened 04 April 2022

Round 3 of the 2021/22 year opened 04 April through to 30 May 2022, with the consideration meeting to be held on 30 June 2022.

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 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 normally two funding rounds per year*. There is a maximum cap of 50% of eligible costs that can be funded. Funding for the Events Sponsorship Scheme has been increased from $25,000 to $50,000, with the new funding limit to apply from 2021/22 onwards.

*A third round of funding is being held for 2021/22, to assist eligible event organisers with funding as the country eases out of COVID-19 restrictions.

Application Guidelines: Events Sponsorship Applicant Guidelines

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
  • phoning the Council on 0800 422 522 or emailing

Results for 2021/22

Round 1

  • Taihape Riders Fundraising Committee - Taihape Riders: River to River 2021
  • Taihape Area Dressage Group - Taihape Xmas Championships
  • Taihape Community Development Trust - Combined Events A&P and Gumboot Day
  • Turakina Caledonian Society Inc. - 15th Turakina Highland Games
  • Taihape Horse Society - Taihape 65th Annual Show Jumping Championships
  • Lions Club of Hunterville Charitable Trust - Bike the Boulders
  • Huntley School Jubilee Committee - Huntley School 125th, Jubilee

Round 2

  • Hunterway Hunterville Festival - Shemozzle, Hunterville Huntaway Festival
  • Bulls and District Community Trust, 145th Bulls Rose and Flower Show