The CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund local arts projects. 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. 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. Each of the 10 District Councils in the Waikato region administers it’s own Creative Communities Scheme funds. Here in Hamilton, Creative Waikato administers CCS funding on behalf of Hamilton City Council.
I'm into music though - how is this relevant to me?
The term 'arts projects' doesn't just mean visual arts - aspects of your musical project are eligible for funding. Full details are given in the application guide which is well worth a few minutes of your time. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
The current funding round closes on Friday 31 August 2017. Click HERE to start your application. Good luck!