Sponsorship and support for events that enhance regional and local Christchurch as a place to live and visit and to strengthen the distinctive lifestyle, qualities and identity of Christchurch.
Applications will open in early 2023, for events between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024.
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The Events and Festivals Sponsorship Fund is a community events fund that aligns with the Events Policy Framework, Community Events Implementation Plan and the Central City Activation Plan.
Organisations can request to be considered for multi-year funding from the Events and Festivals Fund.
The minimum amount granted through this fund is $5,000. There is no maximum amount an event organiser can apply for, however, it is the Council's preference to provide sponsorship support in conjunction with other funding providers.
We recommend you read the Events and Festivals Sponsorship Fund application guidelines [PDF, 658 KB] before you apply.
Before you apply for Events and Festivals Sponsorship Funding(external link) from the Christchurch City Council, please make sure you read the guidelines to ensure you are eligible.
All applications received will be reviewed after the submission period has ended. They are then submitted to the Council Committee meeting and Council for consideration and decision-making.
All applicants must disclose if a Christchurch City Councillor or local board member or a Council employee, or their immediate family, has any interest or involvement in the event in any way.
Any Councillor or local board member involved can be present at any meeting where event sponsorship or funding is considered. However, they may not partake in the decision process.
Please make sure your application form is supported by the following documents:
All successful applicants will receive a funding agreement. This is a formal contract which outlines what is expected of event organisers and the amount of funding the Council is granting.
The funding agreement will also outline the post-event reporting requirements for event organisers.
A meeting with the appropriate staff member will be required to initiate the process and ongoing meetings throughout the time frame of receiving the funding.
The event and/or event organisers must meet the following criteria:
All events securing funding through the Events and Festivals Sponsorship Fund will be required to hold up-to-date public liability insurance, which covers the proposed activity in the proposed location.
Eligible applications are prioritised for support from the contestable Events and Festivals Fund based on criteria. The support provided by the Council is based upon the assessed benefits of the event on the city as a whole.
In addition to the above criteria, the following will be considered:
After the event, all successful applicants will be required to formally report to the Council on the following: