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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: 

  • Thursday 31 August 2017    – CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) (opens 17 July 2017)

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


Regional Community Funding Workshops 2017

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 from February to September 2017.

See the timetable for further information, and for details on how to register, as numbers are limited.


Funding Rounds Open Now

CCS - Hamilton City

Open now for applications. Closing date is 31 August 2017, 5.00pm.


WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants - for grants $5,000 and under - closing date 30 June 2017

Community Support Grants - for grants $5,000 and over - closing date 30 June 2017

Applications to be made online only.


Trust Waikato

Donation round - closing date 16 June 2017

Applications can be made online or manually.