Council Funding Available for Events

Major events with a distinctive Kāpiti flavour

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is now inviting applications for the 2018 Kāpiti Major Events Fund.

The fund was established by the Council in 2016 to help develop and grow signature events on the Kāpiti Coast, with event development identified as a key driver in achieving long-term economic development here in the District. The goal is to build a diverse calendar of events that attract visitors, add vibrancy to our communities, and provide a return on investment for the local economy.

Economic Development Manager Sarah Todd says developing events that have a distinct Kāpiti flavour and attract visitors to the District is a priority for the Council.

We’re looking for events that will help grow our reputation as a vibrant, diverse and thriving District, and the strategy is really starting to deliver, with iconic events like Māoriland Film Festival and Coastella clearly hitting the mark with locals and visitors alike.

Applications for the 2018/19 Kāpiti Major Events Fund close at 5pm on 7 September 2018.

Final decisions about which events will receive funding will be made by the Council on 25 October 2018.

For more information visit the Council’s website.

Media contact for more information – Caleb Brown on 04 296 4518 or 027 555 6518 | caleb.brown@kapiticoast.govt.nz

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