CNZ Creative Communities Scheme

Each year Creative New Zealand provides CCS funding to city and district councils throughout New Zealand to distribute in their area.  The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year.

Each of the 3 District Councils in the Northland region administers it’s own Creative Communities Scheme funds. Applicants should apply to the District(s) where the project takes place.

The Creative Communities Scheme and Creative NZ contestable grants are one of the few funding sources that will fund individual applicants and non-registered groups.

For further information and dates please go directly to these links.

Whangarei District:

Far North District:


If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your application before you submit it, please contact us on +64 9 430 0710.

Please note:  If you have received a Quick Response Grant or Arts Grant from Creative New Zealand, you cannot receive funding from the Creative Communities Scheme for the same project.

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