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 28 September 2018 — CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) (opens 20 August 2018)

For criteria and information on this funding round please select Funding Opportunities 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 from February to September 2018.

2018 Funding Workshop Calendar

Funding rounds open now

CCS — Hamilton City

Currently closed for applications.  Next closing date Friday 28th September, 6pm.

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HCC Community Events Fund

Supports not-for-profit community organisations hosting inclusive, free or low-cost events with a high profile in our community.

For more information click Community Event Fund for the website (and application form) or click Community Event Fund criteria and guidelines page 4.  

Opens 1st July and closes 31st July 2018.

WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants — for grants $5,000 and under — closing date 29 June 2018

Community Support Grants — for grants $5,000 and over — closing date 29 June 2018

Trust Waikato

Donation round — closing date 21 September 2018