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Selwyn District Council has received funding from Ministry of Business, Innovation & Enterprise (MBIE) as a result of the Regional Events Fund to increase visitor attraction through events.

The first two years of funding was allocated to the creation of a Strategic Events Plan and seeding new events in Selwyn. The final year of funding will be focused on capability building of event organisers through the Selwyn Event Development Programme. This has enabled Council to develop a programme focused on sponsorship, segmenting target markets and developing event experiences.

This programme is for community event organisers who are interested in attracting visitors outside of Selwyn to their event. The programme will take place over six weeks. All applicants will be invited to attend an introductory 2 ½ hour workshop in the week commencing 23 May 2023.  All successful applicants will then receive one on one support from an event development professional.

Expressions of interest will be open from Tuesday 28 March to Friday 21 April 2023.

Applicants will be notified if they have been successful in the first week of May. A date for the introductory workshop will be confirmed with applicants.

Apply online or download the form. [PDF, 68 KB]

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Community & Economic Development Team at