Funding boost for events
$223,000 for Western Bay, Tauranga events
The latest round of the Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund has resulted in18 applications receiving a combined total of $223,000.
The fund aims to support community events in the region.
The fund has up to six funding rounds each year, and $223,000 of the $900,000 annual funding pool for 2023-24 was allocated during round one.
The 26 events granted funding are spread throughout 2023, with three early in 2024, and are all community-driven events that “aim to enrich the Tauranga and Western Bay communities through active participation and
BayTrust’s Alastair Rhodes says the funding boost of $200,000 for this year “means we can support more community-led activations that allow local groups to showcase their events and ensure we support events across all areas from sports to arts and culture”.
Previous recipient events in Western Bay of Plenty:
Matariki Star Lantern Workshop, Katikati
Matariki Dawn Service at Park Road Reserve, Katikati
Te Kete Matariki held at Jubilee Park, Te Puke
WBOP coming events:
Aaravam in August at Te Puna Hall
Te Puke Sustainability Expo and Spring Clean in September 17 at Te Puke War Memorial Hall and downtown
EPIC Te Puke Treat Trail in October in downtown Te Puke
Katikati Upcycle Christmas Tree Competition in November and December
Katikati Christmas Concert in December at Moore Park
Anzac Bay Summer Kick Off in December at Anzac Bay, Bowentown
Seeka Te Puke Christmas Float Parade in December
Katikati Christmas Grotto in December at The Arts Junction
EPIC Te Puke Easter Trail Event in March
New community event applications to be submitted before August 20 cut-off date.