Application process Application period: 01 July 2018 to 4pm 31 July 2018. For all community event sponsorship applications (except Thames, the application period is 1 - 31 August) please apply here. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the application form and process. Events funding opportunities For events held in the Thames, Mercury Bay, Tairua/Pauanui, Coromandel/Colville and Whangamata Wards, please apply for event sponsorship through the relevant Community Board Community Grant programme. Events that meet the Major Events Sponsorship Criteria can also apply for funding under this scheme. Applications for all Community Board event funding will be assessed using the criteria below. Community grant - events criteria Assistance will only be available for locally run community events within the Thames-Coromandel District, whose principal functions and/or activities are of a community (not-for-profit) nature. Preference will be given to organisations that are registered, but not limited to, an Incorporated Society or a Charitable Trust to qualify for events funding. The Events fund is not for the payment of wages or honorariums. Only one grant per organisation, per event, will be available in any financial year. Consideration to be given to the viability of the event as a whole and fundraising efforts already shown (e.g. Business Plan, marketing strategy). All applications must be accompanied by a statement of financial position for the previous financial year and a budget projection for the event. Applications must be made on the form available (Community Events Application Form). All applications must declare any conflict of interest that may exist with the Council, if relevant (for example, if a Councillor, Community Board member or staff member is a Trustee of the Incorporated Society or Trust). All successful applicants must acknowledge the support of the Thames-Coromandel District Council on any correspondence, advertising or other publicity material. Any Community Event funds not spent on the project for which the funds were applied for by the close of the Council’s financial year must be returned to the Thames-Coromandel District Council unless written approval to retain the funds is obtained from the relevant Community Board. A report on the success of the event and evidence that the grant was spent appropriately to be provided to the Board within three months of the event.