Kāpiti Major Events Fund
The Kāpiti Coast Major Events Fund was established to support major events in Kāpiti that will help deliver a thriving, vibrant and diverse economy. Each year the fund supports a portfolio of events that help deliver long-term economic benefits for Kāpiti.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has reviewed the criteria for this year and will allow organisers of large events to apply for funding ahead of time by accepting applications for events in both the July 2020–June 2021 and also the July 2021–June 2022 financial years.
Applications for funding are now open. To submit your application:
- read the Major Events Fund Policy to find out if your event meets the Fund's requirements
- complete and return the 2020/21 application form:
- email your completed form to [email protected].
Applications for funding close at 5pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020.
Applicants may be asked to meet the Major Events Fund Panel on Thursday 20 August to discuss their application.
Final decisions will be made by Council on 3 September 2020.
About the fund
The contestable Major Events Fund of $200,000 per annum supports the delivery of high quality major events that bring economic benefits to Kāpiti Coast by attracting visitors and supporting the long term local economy. Up to $25,000 of the fund is available for feasibility assessments, which can include business case development and economic impact studies for event opportunities.
To be eligible, the event must:
- take place in the Kāpiti Coast District
- have already secured at least 30% of total costs (not applicable to feasibility applications)
- show potential for self-sustaining funding
- not coincide with another major event in the Wellington region (unless it is compatible)
- not have already occurred in the district in the applicable financial year.
Consideration will be given to major events or feasibility studies for major events, that:
- have a distinct Kāpiti flavour
- showcase the Kāpiti Coast, and build the profile of Kāpiti and its communities
- highlight the Kāpiti Coast as a destination for visitors, business and residents
- have long-term economic development benefits
- are likely to generate at least a 5:1 return on the Council’s investment
- meet tāngata whenua and community aspirations.
Major Events Fund panellists
There is a 5-member panel:
Councillor Rob McCann, Kāpiti Coast District Council
Darryn Grant, Economic Development Manager, Kāpiti Coast District Council
Kahu Ropata, Iwi Partnerships Manager, Kāpiti Coast District Council
Tiana Rakete, Major Events Attraction Manager, WellingtonNZ
Bevan Tydda, New Zealand Events Association Board Member.