Creative Communities Scheme - Arts Fund

2024 funding dates

Funding applications for Round 1 have now closed.

Round one applications open on 01 February 2024 and close at 4.30pm on 01 March 2024.
Round two applications open on 01 July 2024 and close at 4.30pm on 31 July 2024.

About the Creative Communities Scheme

The Creative Communities Scheme provides funding for communities to be involved in local arts activities. The funding supports a wide range of arts projects. Read the Creative Communities Scheme Application Guide to see if your project is able to be funded and how to make an application.   

Projects applying for Creative Communities Scheme funding must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Access and Participation – the project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in local arts activities
  • Diversity – the project will support the diverse artistic, cultural traditions of local communities
  • Young people – the project will enable young people (under 18) to engage with and participate in the arts

How to apply

When applications open they can be submitted using our online portal. If you have any questions, contact us at 

  1. Application form
  2. Application guide
  3. Accountability form

Once applications close, applications are reviewed and the Committee meet to make their decisions. Following this applicants are notified of the outcome. Meeting dates for the committee (historical and upcoming) can be found on the meetings page.

Previous successful applicants

2023/2024 - Round One

Applicant Approved
Bill Hyland Community centre  $3,520.00
Dargaville Arts Association $2,337.91
Dargaville Arts Association *$1,920.00
Kaiwaka Scottish Country Dancing Club    $1,471.00
Oliver Knox *$3,597.50
Otamatea High School $350.00
Tala Hampshire $766.00
Tunatahi Kahu for Beginners $2,521.00
Total granted Round One $16,484.41
*Funding was granted from the one-off CSC Festival Fund

2022/2023 - Round One

Applicant Approved
Dargaville Arts Association   $2,889.83
Everybody is a Treasure Trust $2,800.00
Kaipara Arts Awards Committee 2022    $6,976.83
Kumarani Productions Trust (KPT) $2,515.00
Mangawhai Arts Inc - Application 1 $2,000.00
Mangawhai Arts Inc - Application 2 $150.00
Mangawhai Arts Inc - Application 3 $656.94
Maungaturoto Country Club $219.14
Oliver Knox $3,372.00
Otamatea Repertory Theatre Inc $400.00
Total granted Round One   $21,979.74

2022/2023 - Round Two

Applicant  Approved
Bill Hyland Community Centre     $2,510.00
Dargaville Arts Association Inc - Applications 2,3 and 4 $6,000.00
Kumarani Productions Trust (KPT) $2,822.00
Liam Astbury $598.00
Raymond Drake $339.93
Total granted Round Two $12,268.93