ChristchurchNZ attracts, hosts and invests in events on behalf of the city.
Our strategic investment into Major Events contributes to the vibrancy and life of the city, attracting visitors, stimulating economic activity and raising our city’s profile nationally and internationally - leaving a positive legacy for the wider community.
The annual portfolio of Major Events will support a diverse range of events across the calendar year and across the region. These include a mix of arts, cultural and sporting events.
Our Major Events Fund Programme allows event organisers to submit an application to secure partnership investment to host their event in Christchurch.
The Major Events Fund is open for applications for support. Eligibility criteria and application information are included in the guidelines below. All ChristchurchNZ’s investments in events are subject to adhering to our terms and conditions, availability of funds and agreed activity-related contracts.
How and when to apply
The Major Events Funding Round will open on the 12 March 2019 and closes at midnight on 7 April 2019. Notification of application outcomes will be advised in June 2019.
Please ensure you read the following documentation before making an application:
Applications need to be completed online, either by the form below or by downloading and emailing the PDF version. All applications will require supporting documentation including event budget, event business plan including draft marketing plans, and or past event evaluations.