A clearer process has been introduced for administering the Community Event Funding Grant in the Ashburton district.
Ashburton District Council's Finance and Business Support Committee agreed today to adopt new, less complicated criteria for administering the grants.
The purpose of the Community Event Funding Grant is to support new events that are open to the public, attract visitors to the district and enhance the community.
Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante said the criteria had been revised to meet the needs of Experience Mid Canterbury, which administers the fund on behalf of the Council.
"Current criteria had been identified as problematic to administer and lacking in clarity for Experience Mid Canterbury," she said.
The new criteria will take effect immediately and can be found on Experience Mid Canterbury's website.