The CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund local arts projects.
Each year Creative New Zealand provides CCS funding to City and District councils throughout New Zealand to distribute in their area. The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year.
Each of the 10 District Councils in the Waikato region administers it’s own Creative Communities Scheme funds.
Applicants should apply to the District(s) where the project takes place.
The Creative Communities Scheme and Creative NZ contestable grants are one of the few funding sources that will fund individual applicants and non-registered groups.
Please note: If you have received an Arts Grant from Creative New Zealand, you cannot receive funding from the Creative Communities Scheme for the same project.