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 28 February 2019 — CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) (opens 21 January 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


Sustainable Funding Workshop - 4 towns Coromandel Roadshow in February 2019

presented by Exult - Helping non-profits grow

This Sustainable Funding Workshop is not like any fundraising workshop you've been to before. It is full of practical, down-to-earth information that you can easily implement in your organisation and covers membership, donations, sponsorship, social enterprise, contracts, grants and traditional fundraising events and activities. No fluff and jargon - just real ideas that will work for you.

Thames: Monday 11th February, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Coromandel: Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Whitianga: Tuesday 12th February, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Whangamata: Wednesday 13th February, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: Usually $70 per person
Just $50 per person - thanks to support from TCDC

To Register: Email directly or click here to register online  


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

Open Now for applications. Closing date Thursday 28th February 2019.

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Hamilton City Council

Single-Year Community Grants - for grants $8,000 and under - closing date 1 March 2019

to support small community-led projects that help make Hamilton a great place to live

WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants — for grants $5,000 and under — closing date 28 February 2019

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

Trust Waikato

Donation round — closing date 15 February 2019