Wellington Regional Events Fund

In September 2020, the Regional Events Fund was developed as part of the New Zealand Government’s Tourism Recovery Package in response to COVID-19’s impact on international tourism.

$3.5 million was made available to the Wellington region to invest in events. The purpose of the Wellington Regional Events Fund is to support events that will drive domestic visitation and spend to the Wellington region; encouraging expenditure missed by international visitors.

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Wellington Regional Events Fund

This investment will be utilised to support the goals of the region by:

  • Strategically investing in events to drive out of region visitation.
  • Strengthening the annual calendar of events across the region that complements the existing events sector.
  • Exploring new ideas through event development and feasibility.

You can apply for two areas of the Fund; Strategic Investment, for events with the ability to drive/deliver significant regional visitation; or Development & Feasibility, for new event concepts that show strong potential in driving regional visitation.

More information on this investment and its criteria can be found within the document below including frequently asked questions:

Wellington Regional Events Fund [PDF 123KB]

Expression of Interest

The Wellington Regional Events Fund invests in events and event concepts that will drive significant regional visitation. If your event or event concept strongly aligns with the Wellington Regional Events Fund criteria, and you've read the Wellington Regional Events Fund document, then please fill in our Expression of Interest form below.