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Events Sponsorship Scheme

Event Sponsorship Scheme 2021

Round 2 of the 2020/21 year opens 16 January 2021

Round 2 of the 2020/21 year opens 16 January 2021 through to 11 February 2021, with the consideration meeting to be held on 18 March 2021.

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. For Round 2 there is remaining funding of $9,325 from the annual total of $25,000.

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 info@rangitikei.govt.nz

Results for 2020/2021

On 29 September 2020 the Community Grants Sub-Committee met to discuss and allocate funding of Round One of the Events Sponsorship Scheme for 2020/21. 11 applications were received for Round 1, 10 applicants were successful. Both the Committee and the Rangitīkei District Council would like to congratulate the following groups on their successful applications to the Fund:

Funding Round One

  • Hunterville Huntaway Festival - Hunterville Huntaway Festival
  • Bulls and District Community Trust – Bulls Christmas Parade/Market Day/Whanau Day
  • River Valley Lodge – A Taste of the Rangitīkei Turakina
  • Caledonian Society Inc. – 157th Turakina Highland Games
  • Taihape and District Agricultural and Pastoral Association – Taihape A & P Show
  • Doors Open Marton – Merry Night In Marton
  • Marton Country Music Festival – Marton Country Music Festival
  • Taihape Community Development Trust – 2020 Taihape Christmas Parade
  • Rangitīkei Shearing Sports Inc – Marton Show - Rangitīkei Shearing Sports - Marton Show
  • Project Marton Incorporated – Marton Christmas Parade


On 15 March 2021 the Community Grants Sub-Committee met to discuss and allocate funding of Round Two of the Events Sponsorship Scheme for 2020/21. 4 applications were received for Round 2, 3 applicants were successful. Both the Committee and the Rangitīkei District Council would like to congratulate the following groups on their successful applications to the Fund:

Funding Round Two

  • Marton Arts and Crafts Centre Incorporated - Exhibition and 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Bulls and District Community Trust - Annual Art 4 Arts Sake Exhibition (6th year running)
  • Bulls Junior Rugby - 10-a-side Rugby Tournament