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:
|1||Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival Trust||Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival||$33,500|
|2||Dunedin Wildlife Trust||Wild Dunedin – NZ Festival of Nature||$39,700|
|3||Caversham Harrier and Athletic Club Inc||Dunedin Marathon||$7,500|
|4||Otago Early Childhood and Schools Maori and Pacific Island Festival Charitable Trust||Otago Polyfest||$27,000|
|5||Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association – Otago Centre||New Zealand Pipe Band Championships||$20,000|
|6||Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations||Dunedin Midwinter Carnival 2019||$36,000|
|7||ID Dunedin Fashion Inc||ID Dunedin Fashion Week||$100,000|
|8||NZ International Festival of Environment, Science and Technology||NZ International Science Festival 2018||$75,000|
|9||Otago Sports Car Club||The Otago Rally||$60,000|
|10||Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust||Dunedin Fringe Festival||$50,000|
|11||The Otago Festival of the Arts Trust||Arts Festival Dunedin||$60,000|