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ChristchurchNZ Major Events Fund
Applications for the Major Events Fund will re-open on the 20 September 2019.
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Major Events Fund

**Applications for the Major Events Fund will re-open on the 20 September 2019**

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.

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 20 September 2019 and closes at midnight on 18 October 2019. Notification of application outcomes will be advised in December 2019.

Application forms will be available on this page as a downloadable Word document, from the opening date of the funding round. Applications need to be completed electronically and submitted by email to

All applications will require supporting documentation including event budget, event business plan including draft marketing plans, and any past event evaluations if the event has been held before.

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    Contact Us

    Have any questions about the Major Events Fund? Please be sure to get in touch.

    Phone: +64 3 379 5575 
    Address: PO Box 2692, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand