Council administers the Creative Communities Scheme that provides funding for arts and cultural projects in our district. The money comes from a national arts body, Creative New Zealand.

All funding applications go through to the Creative Communities allocation committee in our district. The committee is allocated $23,000 each year to distribute to the community. Application forms are available from your local Council office or you can download them below. Your application is assessed by a committee made up of members nominated from the community. You will be informed whether or not your application was successful within six weeks of the closing date.