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Event Assistance

Event Funding

Rotorua Lakes Council supports events through both direct and indirect funding.

The criteria for evaluation include alignment with the Rotorua brand, inclusion of families and the local community, seasonality and visits to the region.
We review all Rotorua events on a case-by-case basis and encourage event organisers to contact the Events Manager regarding potential funding:

If you require further information visit the Contact Us page.


Have you ever wondered how you become a volunteer at events like the Rotorua Marathon, Bike the Lake or the World Mountain Bike Champs?

Or are you organising an event in Rotorua and need volunteers?

Events & Venues Rotorua manages a large database of volunteers who want to help make Rotorua events a success! There are individuals with skills and qualifications ranging from first aid to traffic management and there are also groups who want to raise money for their organisation.

Becoming a volunteer at events is a great way of learning new skills and meeting new people.

If you - or your group - want to become volunteers at events, visit the Contact Us page.