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Application deadlines - 2018


The application dates for 2018 are being finalised and will be confirmed in December 2017. 

Application closing dates change from year to year, taking into account availability of the Ministers Group and the Investment Panel. In most cases, Major Events will publically notify application closing dates five months in advance of the first funding round.

If you are considering making an application for Major Events Development Fund investment, please contact the friendly team at New Zealand Major Events well in advance of investment round closing dates.


Application stages

Stage One

Applicants complete and submit a Stage One Application Form. If successful, they are invited to submit another, more detailed application for Stage Two.


Stage Two

Invited applicants are advised of the Stage Two application requirements which include the presentation of:

  • A comprehensive business plan

  • A detailed event budget

  • Market segmentation and sizing analysis

  • A marketing and promotional plan

  • Full details of the event’s governance and delivery models

  • Copies of any international hosting agreements

  • All financial statements (audited if possible)

  • A risk management plan

  • Event underwriter information

  • Endorsements from relevant national bodies, stakeholders, local authorities and associated organisations

  • A financial sustainability plan (for recurring events only)

  • Any other requirements as requested.


Last updated 22 November 2017