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DCC allocates funding for premier and major events

Dunedin (Tuesday, 10 July 2018) – The Dunedin City Council has allocated $508,700 in the annual funding round for premier and major events in Dunedin.

The DCC Grants Subcommittee late last month allocated funding from the 2018/19 Events Contestable Fund for premier and major events.

Committee Chair Cr Aaron Hawkins says, “Whether it’s the world's finest drivers tearing up the hinterland in the Otago Rally, or the next generation of fashion design superstars competing for glory at the iD Emerging Designer Awards, our major and premier events continue to bring the best in the business to Dunedin.

“These events help deliver on a range of the city's goals, not just economic but social, cultural and environmental. The relatively small amounts of money dished out by the DCC help enable an events calendar worthy of one of the world's great small cities.”

DCC Events Special Projects Co-ordinator Tammy Jackman says the aim of the fund is to develop Dunedin’s outstanding major and premier events, but also to encourage smaller events to become larger.

The successful recipients are:

OrganisationProject NameAmount
1Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival TrustDunedin Writers and Readers Festival $33,500
2Dunedin Wildlife TrustWild Dunedin – NZ Festival of Nature $39,700
3Caversham Harrier and Athletic Club IncDunedin Marathon$7,500
4Otago Early Childhood and Schools Maori and Pacific Island Festival Charitable TrustOtago Polyfest$27,000
5Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association – Otago CentreNew Zealand Pipe Band Championships$20,000
6Dunedin Midwinter CelebrationsDunedin Midwinter Carnival 2019$36,000
7ID Dunedin Fashion IncID Dunedin Fashion Week $100,000
8NZ International Festival of Environment, Science and TechnologyNZ International Science Festival 2018$75,000
9Otago Sports Car ClubThe Otago Rally $60,000
10Dunedin Fringe Arts TrustDunedin Fringe Festival $50,000
11The Otago Festival of the Arts TrustArts Festival Dunedin$60,000


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