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 - CLOSED

The 2023 Spring round of funding applications are now closed. 


Fund opens for application Thursday 09 November
Workshop for Potential Applicants Friday 17 November
Last day for applications Thursday 21 December by 5pm
Processing of Applications Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January
Deliberation and decision by Panel Monday 15 January – Friday 19 January
Funds are contracted Monday 22 January
Funding issued and event activity commences Friday 26 January


For more information:

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