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

The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) is now closed for 2021. 

Creative Waikato administers the CCS funding rounds on behalf of Hamilton City Council. Grants are made for projects with arts outcomes taking place within Hamilton City boundaries.

For criteria and more information about the funding round, click here.

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Creative New Zealand Funding

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.

HCC Single-Year Community Grant

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.

WEL Energy Trust

Quick Response Grants — up to $15,000 — upcoming closing date is 29 Oct.

Community Support Grants — above $15,000 — upcoming closing date is 30 September.

Trust Waikato

Donation round — next closing date 4.30pm, Friday 11th June 2021.