Funding secured for second Bite Nite event

Baring Square East may soon be alight with food and festivities later this year, after the Ashburton District Council today approved $13,000 of funding to go towards the district’s second Bite Nite event.

Bite Nite, a family friendly event organised by the Ashburton Youth Council in June last year, brought the community together to enjoy food, entertainment, activities and to raise money for youth-based charity 24/7 Youth Work.

Following the success of the event, the Youth Council is looking to host another Bite Nite event this year, requiring funding to help get it off the ground. The District Council today approved those funds from its Community Events budget.

Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel says, “It was wonderful to see our community come together and enjoy such a fantastic evening at last year’s Bite Nite event. It was a great initiative by the Youth Council, and we are thrilled to put our support behind the event this year.”

The 2017 Bite Nite event was funded through a Ministry of Youth Development grant from Central Government, however those funds are not available to the Ashburton Youth Council this year.

Through its Long Term Plan, the District Council has allocated $70,000 of funds to go towards Council-run community events, of which $13,000 will be used for Bite Nite.

It is expected that Bite Nite will be held in late September. The Youth Council will provide further details of the event in coming weeks.​

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