We offer advice and support to those seeking project funding. Check out the left hand menu for various local funding opportunities.
Funding administered by Creative Waikato
Creative Waikato administers the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) funding rounds on behalf of Hamilton City Council. Grants are made for projects with arts outcomes taking place within Hamilton City boundaries.
The closing date for the next funding round is Friday 27 August 2021.
For criteria and more information about the funding round, click here.
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Creative New Zealand Funding
There are four remaining CNZ Arts Grants funding rounds to June 2021. Grants are made from $5,000 to $75,000.
There is a cap of 200 applications accepted to each round so it is important to get your application in as early as possible.
For all Creative NZ funding opportunities and dates, check out their 12-month funding calendar.
Regional Community Funding Workshops 2021
Is your community group looking for funding? Workshops are being offered this year at different towns throughout the Waikato region.
Workshop content includes: 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.
Visit Community Waikato to find the full 2021 schedule and register your attendance.
Creative Communities Scheme — Hamilton City
Next round opens Monday 19 July 2021. Closes 5pm, Friday 27 August 2021.
Next funding round opens 1st February 2021. Closes 5pm Monday 1st March 2021.
Will fund organisations for operating and administrative costs, programme development and implementation, community events and cultural festivals, and equipments and resources that support the project or organisation.
Quick Response Grants — up to $15,000 — upcoming closing dates are 30 June, 31 Aug and 29 Oct.
Community Support Grants — above $15,000 — upcoming closing dates are 30 June and 30 September.
Donation round — next closing date 4.30pm, Friday 11th June 2021.