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.
Funding now closed
The next round of funding for the Waipā Creative Communities Scheme opens in April 2021.
Download the application form here: Creative Communities Scheme application.
Need to learn more about how the funding works? View the application guide for an overview of the process.
Any group, organisation or individual that can meet the grant criteria can apply for funding. 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.
If you have a question about Creative Communities Scheme funding, or would like advice about your application, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Creative Communities Scheme’ in the subject line.
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 our 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.
September 2020 grant recipients
Previous grant recipients
Creative Communities Scheme recipients - April 2020