Creative Communities Scheme (CCS)

Creative Communities Scheme

In addition to Council’s 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.

Closing dates:

Three funding rounds are held per year.

  • Round 1 - 1 March 2022
  • Round 2 - 4 July 2022
  • Round 3 - 3 October 2022

Apply for Creative Communities Scheme

Online

Step 1.Check Criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 426KB)

Step 2.Complete the application form

This Fund has closed for 2022.

Step 3.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from this scheme, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate.

Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report Form(PDF, 476KB)

By email

Step 1.Check Criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 426KB)

Step 2.Complete the application form

This Fund has closed for 2022.

Step 3.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from this scheme, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate.

Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report form(PDF, 476KB)

In-person

Step 1.Check Criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 426KB)

Step 2.Complete the application form

This Fund has closed for 2022.

Step 3.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from this scheme, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate.

Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report form(PDF, 476KB)

By post

Step 1.Check Criteria

See the Creative Communities Scheme application guide for full criteria.

Creative Communities Scheme Guide(PDF, 426KB)

Step 2.Complete the application form

This Fund has closed for 2022.

Step 3.Assessment

We will review and assess individual applications.

Applicants will receive an outcome in two months.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from this scheme, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate.

Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Report form(PDF, 476KB)