Creative Communities Scheme - Applying for Funding
Council administers the Creative Communities Scheme that provides funding for arts and cultural projects in our district. The funding comes from Creative New Zealand.
To be eligible for funding your project must support at least one of the following:
- Access and participation: Create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in local arts activities
- Diversity: Support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
- Young people: Enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts
For more information on applying for this scheme - Guide for Applicants (pdf, 301kb)
Our latest funding round closed on 16 March 2022.
There are two funding rounds annually, they open on the second Wednesday of February and the first Wednesday of August each year and are open for applications for a period of five weeks.
To provide an online application please click the link below to register for online applications or you can download a hard copy of the application form to complete and post or drop back off to us.
Application form (pdf, 662kb)
Project Report Form
All recipients of funds from the Creative Communities Scheme must complete and return the form below within two months of completing their project. If you do not complete and return this form you will not be eligible for future funding through the Creative Communities Scheme.
Project Report Form (pdf, 722kb)