Creative Communities Scheme (CCS)

Creative Communities Scheme

In addition to our Community Funding programme, we also administer the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) for the Whangārei District on behalf of Creative New Zealand.

The Creative Communities Scheme has its own criteria and grants are allocated by an independent committee of community representatives.

Creative Communities Scheme supports local community groups and individuals creating opportunities for access and participation in arts activities in all its forms.

Amount: The maximum amount applicants can apply for is $10,000.

Funding rounds:

  • Round 1 - 24 May 2024 to 28 June 2024
  • Round 2 - 3 September 2024 to 1 October 2024
  • Round 3 - early 2025

Closing date:  This fund is closed.

Apply for Creative Communities Scheme

Priority will be given to projects occurring between September and December 2024.

Online

Step 1.Check criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 319KB)

Step 2.Prepare supporting information

You will need to attach these supporting documents before submitting your application:

  • latest financial performance report (groups only)
  • bank deposit slip or similar (new applicants only)
  • quotes for expenses
  • letters of support (recommended)
  • any supporting information you think relevant to your application.

Step 3.Complete application

This fund is closed.

Step 4.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 5.Report back

We will provide you with an accountability report form.

By email

Step 1.Check criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 319KB)

Step 2.Prepare supporting information

You will need to attach these supporting documents before submitting your application:

  • latest financial performance report (groups only)
  • bank deposit slip or similar (new applicants only)
  • quotes for expenses
  • letters of support (recommended)
  • any supporting information you think relevant to your application.

Step 3.Complete application

This fund is closed. 

Step 4.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 5.Report back

We will provide you with an accountability report form.

By post

Step 1.Check criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 319KB)

Step 2.Prepare supporting information

You will need to attach these supporting documents before submitting your application:

  • latest financial performance report (groups only)
  • bank deposit slip or similar (new applicants only)
  • quotes for expenses
  • letters of support (recommended)
  • any supporting information you think relevant to your application.

Step 3.Complete application

This fund is closed. 

Step 4.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 5.Report back

We will provide you with an accountability report form.

In-person

Step 1.Check Criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 319KB)

Step 2.Prepare supporting information

You will need to attach these supporting documents before submitting your application:

  • latest financial performance report (groups only)
  • bank deposit slip or similar (new applicants only)
  • quotes for expenses
  • letters of support (recommended)
  • any supporting information you think relevant to your application.

Step 3.Complete application

This fund is closed.

Step 4.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 5.Report back

We will provide you with an accountability report form.