Events Sponsorship Scheme

Round 1 will open 24 July 2019

Round 1 of the 2019/20 year will open 24 July, with the consideration meeting to be held on 26 September 2019

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. 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 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 November 2018 round can be accessed here:

R1 Event Sponsorship Scheme Project Report Form November 2018 19

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