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Grants and Funding

Local Arts Funding Scheme

Kawerau District Council administers the Creative Communities Scheme, which is funded by Creative New Zealand. Creative New Zealand is a central government agency and is New Zealand's main organisation for funding of the arts. The purpose of the Creative Communities Scheme is to increase participation in arts in the Kawerau District and increase the range and diversity of arts available to Communities.

Who May Apply
You can apply for funding through Creative New Zealand as long as your project meets all of the following:

Creative New Zealand has three funding criteria for this scheme. They are:

1. Projects that increase active participation in the arts
2. Projects that increase the range and diversity of arts available, and
3. Projects that enhance and strengthen the local arts sector

For further information on this grant download the CNZ Applicants Guide Click to Download Reader 276 Kb.

Funding Available
Council receives $9,673 per year from Creative New Zealand and the average grant made is usually less than $2,000. If you need to apply for a grant over $5,000 you should consider discussing your project with Creative New Zealand to see if it qualifies for national funding.

Applications for Funding
The next funding round will be in November 2014. Applicants will be required to complete an application form  and complete a CNZ Project Form Click to Download Reader 1.2 Mb at the end of the project. All applications will be treated as confidential by Council. For a list of frequently asked questions and answers please click FAQs Click to Download Reader

Applications for funding must be submitted in writing and ensure that:

Contact
For further information please contact the Administration Assistant at the Council Office.

Community Grant Scheme

The Community Grant Scheme is a Council fund to enhance the well-being of Kawerau people by supporting groups and/or services that improve the quality of life of Kawerau residents. The next round of funding closes on Friday 27 June 2014.

Who May Apply
Any non profit group that provides a service which enhances the quality of life of Kawerau residents by providing services to the people of our community.   Download our Community Grant Information Sheet Click  65 Kb for further information.

Funding Available
The Council may contribute up to $3,000 to any one applicant. If you need to apply for a grant over $3,000 you should consider applying through the Lottery Grants Board and/or BayTrust.

Applications for Funding
Applicants are required to complete an Application Form. Community Grant Application Form 2014/15 Click 141 Kb. All applications will be treated as confidential by Council. Applications for funding must be submitted in writing and:

A   Community Grants Accountability Record Click 68.8 Kb will be required at the completion of the project.

Development Feasibility Fund

Who May Apply
Anyone may apply to this fund for money to assist him/her to develop a business idea which is likely to result in additional employment of Kawerau people within two years, or which has a significant benefit to the Kawerau Community. For further information on this fund download our Development Feasibility Fund Information Sheet Click to Download Reader 34 Kb.

Funding Available
Council may contribute up to $1,500 to assist in the development of a business plan or other development feasibility studies relating to the proposed business.

Applications for Funding
All applications will be treated as confidential by Council. Development Feasibility Fund Application Form Click to Download Reader 86 Kb. The proposed business must be located in Kawerau, or have a significant benefit to Kawerau. All applications must be in writing and provide the following information:

When the application has been approved, half the amount will be paid at the beginning of the study and the balance when the study is completed. A Development Feasibility Fund Accountability Form Click to Download Reader 37 Kb will be required at the completion of the project.


Event Marketing Fund

The Event Marketing Fund is a Council fund to assist individuals or organisations to hold a new event in the Kawerau District.

Who May Apply
Any person/organisation may apply to Council for funds to assist that person/organisation to hold a specific event or events in the Kawerau District. The event(s) must have a significant benefit to the Kawerau Community and applicants need to demonstrate that the event will be, or is likely to become, an annual event. For further information download our Event Marketing Fund Information Sheet Click to Download Reader 41 Kb.

Funding Available
The Council may contribute up to $1,000 in the first year for new events and up to $500 in the second year for the same event.

Applications for Funding
Applicants are required to complete an Event Marketing Application Form Click to Download Reader 62 Kb. All applications will be treated as confidential by Council. Applications for funding must be submitted in writing and contain the following information:

Once the targeting campaign is completed, applicants must provide Council with: