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 closing dates for 2020 are:

Friday 28th February 2020 — CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS)

Friday 28th August 2020 — CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS)

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


New Fund focusing on arts in the regions to open in 2020

Creative New Zealand's new fund, Nga Toi a Rohe, Arts in the Region Fund is set to open in March 2020.

Find out more on the fund in Creative NZ's News release.

For further information on Creative NZ funding resources, see our Funding Opportunities page.


Regional Community Funding Workshops 2020

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, and other possible income sources.

Hamilton workshops will be held:

Wednesday 12th Feb    5.30pm   at Community Waikato

Saturday 15th Feb        9.30am   at Settlement Centre Waikato

Tuesday 25th Feb         5.30pm   at Community Waikato

Thursday 19th March    9.30am   at Community Waikato





Funding rounds open now

Creative Communities Scheme — Hamilton City

Open for applications on 22 January. Closing date 5pm, Friday 28th February 2020.

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WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants — up to $15,000 — closing date 28 February 2020

Community Support Grants — above $15,000 — closing date 31 March 2020

Trust Waikato

Donation round — closing date 14 February 2020, 4pm