Community Event Fund

​Community Event Fund is open July 2021.

Hamilton City Council's Community Event Fund supports not-for-profit community organisations hosting inclusive, free or low-cost events with a high profile in our community.

The Community Event Fund will fund organisations for costs associated with organizing and delivering high-profile community events.

We give priority to small community led events or cultural celebrations open to wide community participation, and with a target audience of 1000 people or more.

The total fund is $50,000, and the maximum grant is $5000. The application period runs from 1 July to 31 July, and applicants will be advised as to whether they've successful in September.​


  • a. Applicant organisations must be a legally constituted not-for-profit community group (charitable trust or incorporated society). The applicant group must have a Trust Deed or Constitution with a minimum of four board or committee members. The applicant group must have been operating for a minimum of 12 months.

  • b. Events must take place within the Hamilton city boundaries.

  • c. Organisations must have the capacity to deliver outcomes.

  • d. All recipients of community event fund grants must provide accountability report documenting how their activities have contributed to the objectives for which the funding was allocated. This report is due in June of the following year.
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