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.

Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism 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 from our photo library 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, capacity figures, booking service
  • Day trip itineraries
  • Community Event Funding Grants
  • 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 Experience Mid Canterbury Board administers the Community Events Funding Grants scheme on behalf of the council with the recommendation that the fund be utilised for a specific cost for establishing new events, but at the Experience Mid Canterbury Board’s discretion may be applied to a specific cost for existing  and /or one-off events.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 download and complete the following forms:

Once you have completed the forms, please email them directly to