Northland Events Fund

Encouraging visitors to Northland through investment in innovative and sustainable event activity.

An exciting new opportunity for events in Northland

Welcome to the Northland Events Fund.

Northland Inc has been charged with delivering the Ministry for Business and Innovation (MBIE) Regional Events Fund into the Northland region in a way that drives visitation through investment in innovative and sustainable events. These events will have a positive impact on the local economic landscape and offer new and exciting experiences within the region. 

Northland Inc seeks to work collaboratively with the events industry to support the sustainable growth of events within Northland and enhance the quality of peoples’ lives via event participation and affiliated social initiatives.

The Northland Events Fund is a contestable events fund in which all applications are assessed by the Northland Events Fund Panel against the outlined criteria and guidelines.

  • Key dates

    Round One of the Northland Events Fund has closed and successful applicants have been advised.  Support for a number of key regional events, both new and existing, to a total investment of $548,000 has been confirmed.

    For information on which events received funding, please refer to the Media Release section at the bottom of this page.

    Round Two Funding Applications

    The next funding round will be open on 01 October and will be further focused on investment in high-impact, innovative and sustainable event activity that drives visitation. Applicants must show the positive impact on the local economic landscape by offering new and exciting experiences within the region, or additionality to existing events.

    Below are the key dates for Round Two of the Northland Events Fund. 

    Workshop for potential applicants 20 September, 2021
    Fund opens for application 1 October, 2021 
    Last day for applications 29 October, 2021
    Deliberation and decision by Panel 1 - 26 November, 2021
    Funds are contracted 3 December, 2021
    Funding issued and event activity commences From 6 December, 2021
  • Applicant's Workshop

    A workshop will be held on 20 September, 2021 for those wanting to apply to Round Two of the Northland Events Fund.

    The workshop will cover the application process, criteria for applications, and to answer any questions regarding the process.

    If you would like to register for the workshop, please email

  • Enquiries

    For all enquiries or further information about the fund please email

  • Media releases

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