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 30th August 2019 — CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) (opens mid July 2019)

For criteria and information on this funding round please select Funding Opportunities from the left hand menu. 


Regional Community Funding Workshops 2019

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 November 2019.

2019 Funding Workshop Calendar


Waikato Community Funding Expo 2019

A great opportunity to talk to a range of funders and capacity builders all under the same roof. You'll find lots of practical advice, information, strategies and workshops to assist your community group or project.

Tuesday 12th March, 2019. 10am to 5.30pm   Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Cobham Drive, Hamilton

Find full information here, including workshop schedule.



Funding rounds open now

Creative Communities Scheme — Hamilton City

Now Closed for applications. Next closing date Friday 30th August 2019.

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WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants — for grants $15,000 and under — closing date 30 April 2019

Community Support Grants — for grants $5,000 and over — closing date 29 March 2019

Trust Waikato

Donation round — closing date 14 June 2019