We don’t generally fund events that
- don’t champion our event funding values or priorities
- are already funded through another Tauranga City Council fund
- are run by individuals. We will only grant funding to a legal entity/organisation
- are commercial ventures seeking significant profit
- take place prior to an event funding decision being made
- are primarily political, protests or for the purpose of religious persuasion
- are primarily for the purpose of fundraising or may transfer funding to another party
- are private functions, meetings, conventions etc. Private is defined as any event where the general public aren’t able to attend or purchase tickets
- are markets, expos, stand-alone installations or exhibitions, or for repayment of debt
- are for research, feasibility or evaluation of events outside of the event itself
- support business as usual operations, general salaries, rents or other overhead costs except as a proportion of the total event costs
- support repairs/maintenance and capex projects outside of an event
- request more than 50 percent of the event's total event expenses
- have outstanding debt with Tauranga City Council
- have breached previous funding agreements with Tauranga City Council, including post-event reporting requirements and where no commitment has been made to rectify this
- occur outside of Tauranga City boundaries with the exception of TECT All Terrain Park and McLaren Falls and applications. to the Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund.
Example of a successful community grant application
Please note, this example covers all event funds which have similar application forms.
What the grant supported
Indian Ink is one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies. Alongside a whanau of multi-talented artists, Indian Ink creates vibrant, fresh, culturally diverse theatre that combines artful storytelling, mischievous wit and theatrical magic in way that celebrates our differences but connects us through our shared humanity. This truly unique style promotes community and fosters empathy in audiences across cultures. They applied for funding to support their Indian play ‘Dirty Work: An Ode to Joy’ at the Baycourt Community and Art Centre.
View example application (165kb pdf)
Events we’ve supported
Since the inception of the event funding framework in July 2018, we have funded a broad range of events across the city.
Event Funding Framework Grants 2022-23 (157kb pdf)
Event Funding Framework Grants 2021-22 (27kb pdf) Event Funding Framework Grants 2020-21 (58kb pdf)
Event Funding Framework Grants 2019-20 (188kb pdf) Event Funding Framework Grants 2018-19 (166kb pdf)
We also have the Community Development Match Fund which is specifically designed to financially support community groups and initiatives.
Please carefully consider which fund you apply to as each event can only receive approval through one council fund.
Community Development Match Fund
There are a number of other funding providers in the Bay of Plenty region that you could potentially approach to support your event as well.
Alternate Funding Groups (115kb pdf)