Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund

The Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund is a collaboration between Acorn Foundation, Bay Trust, Tauranga City Council, TECT Community Trust and Western Bay of Plenty District Council to provide a streamlined approach to the support of community events taking place in the region. The fund provides financial support to events that are community-led, deliver positive social and economic outcomes, and enrich our communities. 

For information about funding for Tauranga based events, click here.

For information about funding for Western Bay of Plenty based events, click here

Applications can be made directly through the Tauranga City Council website (or Tauranga based events) or the Western Bay District Council (for Western Bay events). All applications will be considered bi-monthly.

Please note that this fund runs separately from Acorn’s annual funding round


Event Funding FAQs

The maximum grant is $50,000 +GST for events in Tauranga and $15,000 +GST for events in Western Bay of Plenty. The majority of grants issued are in the $10-$12,000 range.

The fund is open for applications from 1 July 2022 for events taking place from 1 September 2022 to 30 June 2023. We recommend applying at least four months prior to your event as the rounds will close when the funds are exhausted. Applications received will be considered on a bi-monthly basis (i.e. every two months). Please follow the funding round timeline below:

Applications received by: Decisions released by: 
31 July 2022  31 August 2022 
20 September 2022  20 October 2022 
20 November 2022  20 December 2022 
20 January 2023 20 February 2023