The Regional Events Fund was first introduced to Te Tai Tokerau in 2021 and is an exciting opportunity for events in Taitokerau Northland. 

Northland Inc has been charged with delivering the Ministry for Business and Innovation (MBIE) Regional Events Fund into the Taitokerau 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.

2023 Funding ROUND

We are currently experiencing a delay in receiving the next tranche payment of the Regional Events Fund from central government and we are working with our partners to resolve this. We are still aiming at the next round of Northland Events Fund to open in Spring 2023 and will update this page and those who have signed up to the database as this progresses. Many thanks for your patience at this time and we look forward to bringing you an update soon.

Contact us on if you would like to be notified when applications open.


When the funding round is open, applicants will be required to download and complete the Application Form and return the completed form, along with supporting documents to

Before completing the Northland Event Fund Application Form, please ensure you have read the Event Development Guidelines and agree to the Terms and Conditions contained within it.


2022 Application Information - For reference only

Below are the Application Form and the Event Development Guidelines used for the last funding application round in 2022. Northland Inc reserves the right to make changes to these prior to the opening of the 2023 round of applications.

However, we have left these available as a general guide (until the next ones become available) for anyone planning to apply for the next round. 

Download the Application Form (2022)

Download the Event Development Guidelines (2022)

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For all enquiries or further information about the fund, please email: