In September 2020, the New Zealand Government announced a $50m Regional Events Fund to support the tourism and event sectors in response to Covid-19's impact on international tourism. The fund is intended to stimulate domestic tourism and travel between regions through the hosting of events with the aim of replacing some of the expenditure usually generated by international visitors.
$1.5m of the funding has been allocated to the Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman regions for the creation of the Te Tauihu Regional Events Fund to facilitate and fund events over the next 4.5 years. This Fund aims to stimulate the Te Tauihu economy by driving visitation through events that support and leverage local industry strengths. It will also focus on celebrating our community, building excellence in event management and minimising event waste.
Marlborough's funding for the Te Tauihu Regional Events Fund is currently fully allocated and new Expressions of Interest are not being accepted at this time. Please contact Samantha Young (see below) if you wish to be contacted should funding become available in the future.
For more information on the Fund and its criteria please refer to our FAQ section.