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NZ Creative Communities Scheme Funding

Current round closes 5 August 2024

Funding from the Creative Communities Scheme is available for community-based arts activities in the Buller District (CCS).

The Scheme aims to increase participation in the arts at a local level and increase the range and diversity of arts available to communities.

The Scheme is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and local authorities. Each local authority is responsible for delivering the Scheme in its area.

Local decision-making is the key to the Scheme, and applications are considered by a subcommittee, which consists of two Councillors, one representative from the local Iwi, one representative from each of the three Community Arts Councils (Karamea, Buller, and Inangahua), and two community members.

There are three funding rounds for each financial year (1 July—30 June), and $19,000 is available.

Please note that groups or organisations must provide a copy of their latest financial statement. Before applying for CCS, check if your project/event/initiative is eligible for funding.