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Creative Waikato has the dual focus of helping individuals and groups to attract funding, as well as driving more funding for arts into the region overall.

We offer advice and support to those seeking project funding.  Check out the left hand menu for various local funding opportunities.

Or please contact us directly to discuss your project


Funding administered by Creative Waikato

Creative Waikato administers funding rounds on behalf of Hamilton City Council and Creative New Zealand for art projects taking place in the Hamilton area.

The next closing date is: 

  • Friday 30 March 2018    – CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) (opens 19 February 2018)

For criteria and information on this funding round please select Creative Communities Scheme from the left hand menu.


Regional Community Funding Workshops 2018

Is your community group looking for funding?

Come along to a free friendly "hands on" workshop presented by local community funders.
Topics include: funding tips for beginners, planning and preparation, what makes a successful application, budgeting, accountability and reporting, how decisions are made, other possible income sources. 

These workshops run throughout the Waikato region. 

2018 dates coming soon.


Funding Rounds Open Now

CCS - Hamilton City

Currently closed for applications. Next closing date is 30 March 2018, 5.00pm.


WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants - for grants $5,000 and under - closing date 28 February 2018.

Community Support Grants - for grants $5,000 and over - closing date 29 March 2018.

Applications to be made online only.


Trust Waikato

Donation round - closing date 17 February 2018

Applications can be made online or manually.