Funding Submission Form

Auckland Pride is committed to increasing support for our communities to participate in our Festivals and each year we are proud to expand that support. 

Below you can apply for the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative to make your event a reality, or apply to the Access Pride Fund to make your event more accessible.

To register your event instead? Head to our Registration Hub.
To submit to Proud Centres instead? Head to the Proud Centres form.

Contact Information
Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative

In 2022 the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative supported 22 events across the Auckland Pride Festival and ensured that our diverse communities were resourced to participate in Pride - and were supported through the cancellation of the Festival.

In 2023, the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative has returned to support even more community events in Pride thanks to our wonderful partners at Spark NZ.

Please ensure you've read the eligibility criteria in the Festival Registration Information Document before applying.

Event Information
Organising an event in a previous Auckland Pride Festival isn't a requirement, but if you have - tell us about it!
Benefit to Takatāpui & Rainbow Communities

Tip: Be sure to take the time to consider your response here, this is the most important aspect of the application.

Please describe how your event helps Auckland Pride to achieve its strategic vision:

An equitable Aotearoa where Takatāpui and Rainbow Communities are liberated, thriving, and connected.

Funding
You can apply for a maximum of $2,000
Please also give us a break down of your costs and income, or attach a budget below.
Do you have any sponsors or funders of the event already? If so, name them and their contribution
Supporting Documents
Funding Terms & Conditions

Funding Terms and Conditions

  1. No event or activity may contravene the laws or by-laws of Auckland or New Zealand.
  2. Event organisers will be responsible for securing all necessary performance rights or permissions related to their event from authors or copyright holders.
  3. Event organisers will be responsible for all employment and service contracts, taxes, ticketing charges and payments related to their event.
  4. All event marketing has to feature both the Auckland Pride and Spark logos (which will be provided upon successful application).
  5. That there is a mention in every event description with "This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative"
  6. If successful, you will need to submit a post event report demonstrating the funding we provided was essential to the event. If this is not completed, the funding will need to be returned.
  7. If your event does not go ahead (due to reasons other than a force majeure event), the funds received will need to be returned.
  8. I agree to comply with the Health & Safety policies of any venue I use, and/or develop a safety plan for my event.
  9. I understand that Auckland Pride's decisions on allocation of funding are final, and that no discussion will be entered into about the success or otherwise of applications, or amount of funding awarded.
  10. I understand that upon notification of a successful application, I will agree to the above in writing in contract form before funds are deposited.


For more information, or to discuss your event, please contact:

Max Tweedie
Executive Director
E: [email protected]

Access Pride Fund

The Access Pride Fund is made possible thanks to support from our core funder, Foundation North. The Access Pride Fund is aimed at increasing accessibility for independent events in the Auckland Pride Festival, enabling more disabled people to participate.

Event Information
(Leave blank if you've already filled out the Festival Registration form)
(Leave blank if you've already filled out the Festival Registration form)
Accessibility Information
eg. venue isn't wheelchair accessible
Eg. hiring an NZSL interpreter for the event. Provide a cost breakdown for each action.
Additional Information
To demonstrate the funding is required. Or attach your event budget below.
Supporting Documents
Access Pride Fund Terms & Conditions

Funding Terms and Conditions

  1. No event or activity may contravene the laws or by-laws of Auckland or New Zealand.
  2. Event organisers will be responsible for securing all necessary performance rights or permissions related to their event from authors or copyright holders.
  3. Event organisers will be responsible for all employment and service contracts, taxes, ticketing charges and payments related to their event.
  4. All event marketing has to feature the Auckland Pride logo
  5. That there is a mention in every event description with "This event was made possible through the Access Pride Fund"
  6. If successful, you will need to submit a post event report demonstrating the funding we provided increased the accessibility of your event, and that it was effective in supporting disabled people to participate in Pride
  7. If your event does not go ahead (due to reasons other than a force majeure event), the funds received will need to be returned.
  8. I agree to comply with the Health & Safety policies of any venue I use, and/or develop a safety plan for my event.
  9. I understand that Auckland Pride's decisions on allocation of funding are final, and that no discussion will be entered into about the success or otherwise of applications, or amount of funding awarded.
  10. I understand that upon notification of a successful application, I will agree to the above in writing in contract form before funds are deposited.


For more information, or to discuss your event, please contact:

Max Tweedie
Executive Director
E: [email protected]

  • Festival Information Document

    Before submitting this form have a read of our Festival Information Document. This contains everything you need to know about the 2023 Festival and applying for funding. It also includes the terms and conditions for registering an event in the 2023 Auckland Pride Festival.

  • Key Dates

    • 22 November - Auckland Pride Launch and First Release Programme Launched
    • 11 December - Funding Applications Close
    • 11 December - Festival Registrations Close
  • Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative

    Auckland Pride has renewed its partnership with Spark for the return of the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative! Aimed at directly resourcing our diverse communities, the Empowerment Initiative provides vital funding to allow community event organisers to create the events of their dreams as part of the Auckland Pride Festival programme. 

    Auckland Pride will be prioritising events that wouldn’t otherwise be able to go ahead if they didn’t receive funding, and those that enable diverse communities participating in Pride. Priority will also be given to community events rather than commercial events. 

  • Access Pride Fund

    The Access Pride Fund is our initiative aimed at increasing the accessibility of the events in our Festival, removing financial barriers for our event organisers and increasing participation of disabled people in Pride.

    Thanks to our Core Funding Partner, Foundation North, the Access Pride Fund will distribute small amounts of funding for event organisers to pay for changes to their event that will make them more accessible.