Round 1 applications are now closed for the Major Events Fund. Round 2 kicks-off 1 April 2018.

If you’ve got a great idea for an event, or you’re working on an existing event, and you need some support, CEDA is a good place to start.  We work with local councils and organisations to support Manawatu’s event scene. Round 2 applications for the Major Events Fund will open 1 April 2018.

So who does what?

CEDA supports major regional events, including business events and conferences. You can find out more about conference support here.


Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council work with community based events, such as Christmas Parades.

Sport Manawatu takes the lead on sporting events, bringing secondary sports competitions and more into our region as well as working with our sporting communities.

You can make a start by answering a few quick questions on our Events Enquiry Form so we can better understand what type of support you need, and provide you with the best next steps for you to take.

Events Enquiry Form