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About Us

Our Supporters

We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the generous support of the community.

Primary Funder

Trust Waikato

Trust Waikato donates money to community organisations and projects that focus on welfare, sport, recreation, youth, art, culture, and the environment, for the benefit of people in our region.

Trust Waikato is Creative Waikato's generous primary funder and shares our vision for a strong and thriving arts sector that benefits the entire community. 


Core Funder

Hamilton City Council

Creativity at every turn: Hamilton, a city that celebrates all Arts.

Hamilton’s arts sector plays a key role in our city’s identity. The Hamilton Arts Agenda was developed to support and grow this thriving sector by providing direction and leadership. 

The Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand's oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. In the past 27 years, we've returned over $700 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes right around New Zealand.

The Lion Foundation supported Creative Waikato in 2013 with a grant towards operational costs.






 WEL Energy Trust

Since its inception in 1993, the WEL Energy Trust had supported the return of nearly $200 million to WEL Networks customers through a discount on individual electricity accounts. It has also invested nearly $60 million in community and energy efficiency grants.

WEL Energy Trust supported Creative Waikato in 2012 with a grant to assist in developing this website.


NZ Lottery Grants Board

Lottery Community funding is available for projects, activities, resources or services that have a community or social service focus, and which help connect communities, improve well-being and the quality of people’s lives.

Resene Paints

Resene are manufacturers of colours, coatings, wood stains and paints for exterior and interior house painting plus commercial, industrial and marine painting applications.

Resene sponsored paint and brushes for the Creative Waikato main space decorating.