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) (open now)

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




Funding rounds open now

Creative Communities Scheme — Hamilton City

Now Open for applications. Closing date 5pm, Friday 30th August 2019.

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WEL Energy Trust

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

Community Support Grants — for grants $5,000 and over — closing date 30 September 2019

Trust Waikato

Donation round — closing date 27 September 2019