Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Commercial Events Fund taking applications now

Marlborough District Council Media Statement

Commercial Events Fund taking applications now

The $75,000 Commercial Events Fund set up by the District Council to foster new events for the region is now open for applications.

The Fund has been set up to help attract new events and to offer some help to build on existing events which have the potential to expand. It is intended that the Fund be split 70%/30% between new and existing events that comply with the Fund’s criteria. More details of the criteria are available on the Council’s website or by contacting the Council.

The fund is open to any event manager or organiser running commercial events in New Zealand however, to be considered for this funding, the event must be held within the Marlborough District Council boundaries. Community events, conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions are not eligible.

Applications will be considered by the Council’s Events Fund subcommittee, Mayor Alistair Sowman,

Councillors Trevor Hook, Jenny Andrews and Jamie Arbuckle plus the chairman (or nominee) of Destination Marlborough.

Independent advice may also be sought by the panel from time to time.

Council’s Events Coordinator Susie Witehira will attend funding meetings and provide further information and feedback but the final funding decisions and recommendations will be at the discretion of the subcommittee which will have delegated authority to approval all funding requests, reporting its decisions to Council’s Regional Planning and Development Committee.

Funding will be granted on an annual basis but it does not mean that all funds must be distributed each year.

Applications are now open, closing on 30 September 2014 with decisions to be announced at the end of October. The application form, which explains criteria and offers guidelines to applicants, is available on the Council website: www.marlborough.govt.nz/Recreation/Events/Commercial-Events-Fund

The next funding round will open on 10 February 2015 to consider any applications for the balance of funding that is available after the first round.

Any event which receives funding must complete a post-event report within three months of their event being held.

A review of the Fund’s activities will be prepared in April 2015.

Applications may be sent to:

events@marlborough.govt.nz or addressed to Events Coordinator, PO Box 443, Blenheim 7240.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news