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Creative Communities Scheme 2019-20 (Round 2)

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 4:00PM 3 April 2020 (NZDT).

Apply for Creative Communities funding using our online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

Funding for local arts projects - Ngā pūtea mō ngā toi te hautāinga.

The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Council and Creative New Zealand that helps to fund local arts projects. Read more on the Council website: Creative Communities Scheme.


Closing date

Applications can be submitted until 4pm on Monday 30 March 2020. Projects must take place between 30 April 2020 and 30 April 2021.


Before you begin

Please read the information below to help you complete your application.

Download Creative Communities Scheme application guide [218KB pdf]

This guide tells you:

  • whether you are able to apply for Creative Communities Scheme funding for your project
  • which projects and costs are eligible and ineligible
  • what information you will need to include in your application

If you've any questions please contact us on 06 356 8199 or email


Having technical difficulties?


Saving your application

Please ensure you save as you go.

If you wish to save a partially completed application, select 'save' and log out.

When you log back in go to the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen.  You'll find a list of all applications you've started or submitted.

You also have the option to download your application by clicking on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.