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

Use this online application form to apply:

Creative Communities Scheme application form

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

Download and print this application form

Creative Communities Scheme application form(PDF, 175KB)

Fill in the form, scan it and email it to:

Email:  mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

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

Download and print this application form:

Creative Communities Scheme application form(PDF, 175KB)

Fill it in and bring into one of our Customer Service centres:

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

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

Download and print this application form:

Creative Communities Scheme application form(PDF, 175KB)

Fill it in and post it to:

Attn: Funding Officer

Whangarei District Council 
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148

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)