This funding is targeted at events that attract visitors and enrich the district. In order to be considered organisations must provide a comprehensive business plan and financial accounts to support their application. Funding can cover most costs associated with running an event, such as catering and venue or equipment hire. Neither wages nor volunteer costs will be funded, although these costs will be considered as part of the overall value of the event.
Provide a simple outline of the event as a single paragraph (no more than 200 words) that explains what you plan to do and why. We expect you to go into more detail in your business plan. To allow us to assess all applications equally, fill in the requested information as accurately as possible. It is better to under-estimate the number of attendees.
You must attach a business plan to the application form. The Business Plan does not have to be a complicated document and can be as simple as a few pages. It must, however, include your event background and address how your event will meet the specific principles listed on the application form. In its simplest form, a business plan tells us how you started, where you are going to, and how you are planning on getting there.
Detailed information of what must be included can be found in the Events Investment Application Guidance(PDF, 335KB) document. If this information is not included, your application may be declined from consideration.
Far North District Council must ensure fiscal responsibility with ratepayers money. Before we can agree to any funding, we need to know your financial position and your proposed event budget.
Two signatories over the age of 18 are required to sign the application to confirm that all of the terms and conditions are clearly understood.
Each event must have an application form(PDF, 584KB) with a business plan and supporting information. The form is a pdf that can be completed online, and we do accept electronic signatures.
We recommend you read the application guidance(PDF, 335KB) before you fill out the form, as it provides detailed information of what is required to be provided, particularly in the Business Plan you must provide with your application. If this information is not provided, your application may not be considered for funding.
If you have any queries or concerns, you can contact the Funding Advisor on 0800 920 029 or email email@example.com
Funding for the 2021/22 financial year was allocated in August 2021.
Applications for the 2022/23 financial year (1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023) will open in the second quarter of 2022, with the date to be confirmed in early 2022.
Your complete application must be received in full by 5pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
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If you email your application and do not receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days, please call 09 401 5775 to confirm it has been received.
If you are awarded funding you will be notified by phone and email, and will then be sent a funding agreement to sign and return to the funding team at Council. When this agreement has been returned, the funding team will raise a purchase order. You will then send your invoice for the funding, ensuring the purchase order number is on the invoice, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not include the purchase order number on your invoice, or send it to any other email address than email@example.com, your payment will not be authorized and your funding may be delayed.
After your event has taken place, you are required to submit a post-event report(PDF, 255KB) to Council. This report must be received within two months of your event taking place.
If you fail to return this report, you will be ineligible to apply for funding from Council for three years.
Applications for the 2021/22 financial year have closed and all funding has been allocated. Applications for the 2022/23 financial year will open in the second quarter of 2022, with the dates to be confirmed in early 2022.