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Major Events Fund

ChristchurchNZ attracts, hosts and invests in Major Events on behalf of the city.

The Major Events Fund is currently closed for applications. 

If you wish to be added to our database and receive updates on this fund or to discuss your event, please send your details through to

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, music, cultural and sporting events.

The Major Events Fund allows event organisers to submit an application to secure partnership investment to host their event in Christchurch.

How and when to apply

The Major Events Fund will re-open in 2020. The dates for the funding round will be updated here and notified through our database.

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.

All applications require supporting documentation including:

  1. Event budget
  2. Event business plan
  3. Event marketing plan
  4. Event health & safety risk management plan

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at