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.
Applications now closed
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.
How does Covid-19 affect the Creative Communities Scheme round?
Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19, and its impact on the arts sector, the Creative Communities Scheme funding round in April 2020 will take a new shape.
Creative Communities Scheme funding can cover materials for arts activities or programmes, venue or equipment hire, personnel and administrative costs for short-term projects and promotion and publicity of arts activities.
However, due to current nationwide restrictions, there will be some things that cannot be funded for this round. View the application guide for funding criteria.
Art groups and individuals are encouraged to apply for innovative and creative projects that follow current public health guidance.
The Creative Communities Scheme administrator will be in contact with applicants to consider what impact Covid-19 restrictions might have on their project. Successful applicants will be asked to show how their project will follow current public health guidance on www.covid-19.govt.nz.
If you have a question about Creative Communities Scheme funding, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 whatsonwaipa.co.nz 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 email@example.com.
April 2020 grant recipients
Creative Communities Scheme recipients - April 2020