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

Applications for 2022 Funding Rounds have now closed. Another round of applications will open in 2023. Contact us on if you would like to be notified when applications open.


To apply for the next round of funding, download and complete the Application Form and return the completed form 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.

Download the Application Form

Download the Event Development Guidelines


Workshop for Potential Applicants Wednesday 21 September 2022
Fund opens for application Monday 03 October 2022
Last day for applications Friday 04 November 2022
Deliberation and decision by Panel Monday 07 - Friday 25 November 2022
Funds are contracted Monday 28 November 2022
Funding issued and event activity commences Friday 02 December 2022


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Applicant's Workshop

To aid prospective applicants in their preparation, a workshop will be held on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 to provide detail on the application criteria, process and answer any questions. The workshop is open to all prospective applicants, with interested parties invited to join us for this .

This workshop will be available as an in-person and online event.

Register for the Applicant Workshop 

For more information:

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