Creative Communities Funding

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

There are two funding rounds a year, in April and September. There is no maximum amount you can apply for, however grants usually range between $200 - $2,000.​ The September round of funding is now open so get your applications in and let's get creative!

Applications now open for creative funding

​​Applications for funding are now open. Download the application using the below link or head to one of our offices; 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge or 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu to pick one up.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 30 September.

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. 

 Creative Communities Scheme 2019 Application
 Creative Communities Scheme 2019 Application (word)

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 2018/19

​Promoting your creative event in Waipā

​If your creative organisation is hosting an event and you need some extra promotion that's affordable, then head along to Waipā'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 Waipā contact

April 2019 grant recipients

Creative Communities Scheme recipients - April 2019

Previous grant recipients​​

Creative Communities Scheme recipients - September 2018

Creative Communities Scheme recipients - April 2018

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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