Community Events Grant

The Community Events Grant is to acknowledge grass-roots community events and support the vibrancy of the district and to support the establishment of future annual events with the aim of becoming a major attraction of the district.

Specifically, the grant will help with the following:

  • Venue hire costs
  • Promotion
  • Hire of equipment such as sound, lighting, and toilet facilities
  • Entertainers fees
  • Road closure costs



This grant is only available to grass roots community events within the New Plymouth District.

It will not fund:

  • Events that are exclusive to particular groups/members (e.g. school reunions/anniversaries, prize-giving events, end of year dinners for clubs).
  • Events that have a focus on fundraising for a charity or not-for-profit.
  • Events that qualify for Major Events Funding through Venture Taranaki.
  • Event manager fees.
  • Costs to hire NPDC-owned/managed venues.

Events must be either free or low cost admission ($5 or less) to the public and focus on encouraging participation across New Plymouth’s diverse communities, as well as engaging local communities and neighbourhoods.


Applicants must provide:

  • An event plan, including health and safety plan
  • Any sponsorship agreements
  • Quotes for hire of venues or equipment

Applications close 24 August 2022.