Funding for major events

The Council is seeking funding applications from organisations and businesses for major events in the district.  

Consideration will be given to major events that:

  • have a distinct Kāpiti Coast flavour
  • showcase Kāpiti Coast’s positive attributes, so media outside the district can include these in any articles about the events
  • have long-term economic development benefits and are likely to generate a 5:1 return, at least, on Council’s investment
  • meet tāngata whenua and community aspirations.

To be eligible, the event must:

  • take place in Kāpiti
  • have already secured at least 30% of its total cost
  • shows potential for self-sustaining funding
  • not coincide with another major event in the Wellington region, unless compatible
  • not have already occurred in the district.

Applications for funding close at 5pm on Friday 2 September 2016.
Final decisions will be made by the Environment & Community Development Committee on Thursday 22 September 2016.

See events plan criteria for more information and how to apply:

Events plan criteria