Community Event Fund

Applications for the Community Event Fund are open now

Hamilton City Council's Community Event Fund supports 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 organising and delivering high-profile community events. This fund is for projects and activities taking place from 30 September 2022 to 30 June 2023.

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 $100,000 and there is no limit to the amount of funding that you may request. The application period runs from 1 June 2022 to 4 July 2022, and applicants will be advised as to whether they've successful by early September 2022.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations that are legally constituted not‐for‐profit community organisations (charitable trust or incorporated society) or other legal entities such as limited liability companies, sole traders (proprietorship), or partnerships.

  • Organisations which meet the criteria as outlined above in "Who can apply" – Community Assistance Policy

What's the criteria?

  • Events must take place within the Hamilton city boundaries.

  • Organisations must have the capacity to deliver outcomes.

  • 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.

Who will be given priority?

  • Organisations which meet the criteria as outlined above in "Who can apply"

  • Host community events or cultural celebrations open to wide community participation with a target audience of 1000 people or more. If you are holding a series of events, audience numbers can be totaled across the series.

  • Events that activate community places and spaces within Hamilton eg parks, facilities, gathering places like the lake, Garden Place etc

How must applications be made?

  • All applications must be made through the Hamilton City Council online system.

  • No paper applications will be accepted.

Page reviewed: 01 Jun 2022 9:30am