Community Events Grant

The Community Events Grant is to acknowledge grassroots 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.

Programmes Grant application

Applications close 30 June 2024