Community Event Fund

The Community Event Fund applications are now closed.

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 mid-October 2021 - end-July 2022.

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 9 July 2021 to 10 August 2021, and applicants will be advised as to whether they've successful by the end of October.


  • a. Applicant organisations must be a legally constituted not-for-profit community group (charitable trust or incorporated society) or other legal entities such as limited liability companies, sole traders (proprietorship), or partnerships. 

  • 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 August 2022.

Page reviewed: 10 Nov 2021 5:56am