Tasman Underwriting Fund for Events

This underwriting fund (TUFFE) has been established to provide support for people organising events for young people in Tasman District.  It offers backup funding of up to $500 in case an event does not cover its costs.

How Often

There is no limit on how often you can apply to this fund.

Time of Year

This support is offered year-round. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks before the event.


To qualify for underwriting, events must:

  • Take place in the Tasman District
  • Be organised by young people
  • Be safe, alcohol and drug free
  • Be of benefit to young people in the region
  • Be expected to break even

To qualify for underwriting, the applicant must:

  • Live in the Tasman District
  • Be aged between 14-25 years old


An information brochure and application form  are available from Tasman District Council Offices, and Public Libraries. Completed forms can be returned to Paul McConachie, Community Recreation Officer, Private Bag 4, Richmond.   Event planning support and assistance with completing the application form is available upon request.

For more information contact Paul McConachie - Community Recreation Officer, Tasman District Council