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

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news