Event funding

​​We offer two types of event sponsorship:

  1. Community event fund- for funding up to $5,000; and
  2. Major Event sponsorship – for funding from $5,000.

Community event fund

The Council supports Community Events through the annual Community Event fund. V​​isit the page to find out more​ and contact funding@hcc.govt.nz if you have any enquiries.

Major Event Sponsorship – for funding from $5,000 

​​Update re: COVID-19​

At present, due to the current evolving COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty this brings to event organisers and event goers,  we have chosen to suspend our application round for the allocation of Council's 2020/21 event sponsorship fund. This means we won't actively seek applications to the fund at present. We will update this webpage with more information as we can. ​

Hamilton City Council has a goal to promote the city through the support of events in Hamilton and has a priority to focus on events and business tourism. The goal is best described as the promotion of Hamilton as a business and event visitor destination of note. Council has an annual fund that provides financial support to events that meet certain criteria. 

If you have any queries please contact

Jennie Lavis, 
Major Events Sponsorship
(07) 838 6443.​

Page reviewed: 02 Apr 2020 1:29pm