For over 20 years Gore District Council has supported and contributed to district events. In 2018 the Council developed an event strategy that identified the opportunity for the country music events held over Queen’s Birthday weekend to become part of a collaborative New Zealand Country Music Festival.
The Gore District Council is a major partner of Tussock Country – New Zealand’s Country Music Festival and continues to support the New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust with funding and support from its event co-ordinator. The Trust is very grateful for the ongoing support.
Community Trust South is a major contributor to Tussock Country Music Festival providing funding for a three-year period to assist with establishing the festival.
Community Trust South is the guardian of a community endowment of over $224 million and helps a wide range of groups and people in the south every year by distributing grants, scholarships and community loans.
The New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust has enjoyed working with Community Trust South. Their financial support has made the development of Tussock Country - New Zealand’s Country Music Festival possible.