Cycling in Mid Canterbury

Event Assistance

All you need to know to run an event.

Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism is more than happy to provide assistance to any individual or group planning an event, function, or convention in Mid Canterbury.

Mid Canterbury Events

Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism is more than happy to provide assistance to any individual or group planning an event, function, or convention in Mid Canterbury. 

This assistance may include:

  • Supplying images for promotional material
  • Banners, posters, DVD & powerpoint presentations to promote Mid Canterbury prior to and during the event
  • Visitor Guides for delegate/welcome packs
  • Information and assistance with bidding documents
  • Accommodation contacts, booking service
  • Day trip itineraries
  • Contact details for services available in Mid Canterbury
  • Event Promotion 

Mid Canterbury Events Planning Guide

Are you planning an event, concert or conference in Mid Canterbury? How about having a look at the below documents to assist you with:

  • Developing the idea
  • Planning the event
  • Bringing it all together
  • Licenses, permits and other council requirements
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Funding and sponsorship
  • Event checklists
  • Mid Canterbury venues for hire
  • Templates for Health & Safety Plans, Risk Management and Emergancy procedures
  • Contact lists for local services and media
  • Budget example

If you are unable to download these documents and require a copy, please contact Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism at to retrieve a copy.

The Ashburton District Council believes it has a role to play in supporting community events to foster community identity, participation and to encourage the use of community facilities. Each year the Ashburton District Council sets aside a specific sum of money for the Community Events Funding Grants. 

The purpose of the Community Events Funding Grants is to support events that clearly demonstrate economic and community benefit to Mid Canterbury. These events should provide a national profile and/or attract significant numbers of visitors to Mid Canterbury and have wide public appeal.

To apply for funding via the Community Events Funding Grant scheme simply contact the Ashburton District Council for a event criteria and application:

Visit Ashburton District Councils website 

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