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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

This fund supports events which are of primary benefit to Dunedin residents.

The Dunedin City Council is committed to supporting a vibrant events environment in Dunedin that will continue to build a sense of community, enhance the city’s unique identity and add to its cultural wealth. It also aims to optimise the contribution of festivals and events to the city’s economic development.

We are creating a positive and encouraging environment for events and it is important to ensure that our event funds are allocated fairly and transparently, based on clearly defined criteria.

Community Events Grants

Applications for $10,000 or less

This fund supports events which are of primary benefit to Dunedin residents.

Two funding rounds a year. Applications close last working Friday in March for events held after 1 June, and last working Friday in September for events held after 1 December

It is preferred that organisations are incorporated societies or trusts, but applications from individuals or commercial organisations will be considered.

Applications for more than $10,000

Applications for this fund should be completed in conjunction with referring to the Dunedin Festivals and Events Strategy 2009 - 2019 which enables the Dunedin City Council to support the growth, development and management of festival and events in our city over the next ten years.

This fund has specific criteria and outcomes for Premier and Major events in the city.

We invite funding applications for Premier and Major events. Application forms and information can be downloaded below.

For more information please contact Community Development and Events on phone 03 477 4000 or email

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