Creative Communities Scheme Funding Available

11 Apr 2022, 9:06 AM

The Waitomo District Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) has approximately $25,000 of funding available for projects that encourage and support arts activities and participation.

Some examples of projects that are eligible to be funded by the CCS are:

  • Performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, theatre companies or poets
  • Workshops on printmaking, writing, dancing or other creative forms
  • Exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving
  • Festivals featuring local artists
  • Creation of a community film or a public artwork by a community
  • Development of new tukutuku, whakairo or kōwhaiwhai for a local marae


Projects must have an arts or creative cultural focus and benefit the Waitomo District Community.  Under the scheme “The Arts” is defined as “all forms of creative and interpretive expression.”  The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms: craft/object arts, dance, inter-arts, literature, Maori Arts, multi-artform (including film), music, Pacific Arts, theatre and visual arts.

Funding applications are now made through our online portal. 

To check your projects eligibility, for further details or to apply please visit the funding and grants page here  or contact the Customer Services Team, Waitomo District Council, Queen Street, Te Kuiti on 07 878 0800, free phone 0800 932 4357.


Applications close 5pm Monday 2 May 2022.