Creative Communities Funding

Creative Communities Funding

The Creative Communities Scheme September round closed on Friday 29 September 2017. 
Successful applicants will be notified by early November.

We have a partnership with Creative New Zealand to promote, support and increase participation in community arts and cultural activities in the Waipa district. Each year Creative New Zealand provides Creative Communities Scheme funding to Council to distribute.

There are two funding rounds a year, closing the last working day of April and September. There is no maximum amount you can apply for, however grants usually range between $200 - $2,000.

Any group, organisation or individual that can meet the grant criteria can apply; however grants are not for individual gain.

The Creative Communities Scheme grants are allocated by an assessment committee made up of members of the community with interest and knowledge of the arts. Applications closed at 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.​​

Completed projects

If you have previously received a grant, please ensure your organisation has completed and submitted the Project Report form below. The form needs to be returned within two months after the project/event is completed. This is a requirement before future funding will be considered.

 Creative Communities Scheme - Project Completion Report 2017/18

​Promoting your creative event in Waipa

​If your creative organisation is hosting an event and you need some extra promotion that's affordable, then head along to Waipa's only district-wide events calendar and promote your event for free! The site offers promotion, venue ideas, and tips and tricks for a  successful event.

All you need to do is sign up, list your event details, add a great photo and it's good to go!

For more information on What's On Waipa contact

Previous grant recipients

​Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - September 2017

 Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - April 2017

 Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - September 2016  

 Creative Communities Scheme Recipients - April 2016


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