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Local Arts Funding Scheme

Creative Communities Scheme                

The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund local arts projects.

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 Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in the arts within their specific geographicial area.

Funding Available
Kawerau District Council receives $10,454.00 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.

Who May Apply
An application can come from an individual or a group. Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. You can apply for funding through Creative New Zealand as long as your project meets all of the following:

Meets at least one of the three following Creative Communities Scheme funding criteria:

1. Participation - create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities
2. Diversity - support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
3. Young people - enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with, and participate in the arts.

Types of projects or activities that could be funded include exhibitions, productions, concerts, festivals, workshops and presentations that offer opportunities for community involvement in the arts.

Download the Creative Communities Scheme brochure Click. This brochure tells you if your project is able to be funded through the Creative Communities Scheme and how to make an application.

Applications for Funding
The Creative Communities Scheme usually has two rounds per year with closing dates in November and May. Applications are now being accepted with a closing date of Monday, 4 May 2015 for projects that start after 1 June 2014.

Please download the support document to help you complete your application Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Application Guide Click  276 Kb

Applications must be made on the  Creative Communities Scheme Application Form Click and submitted prior to the closing date of the funding round in order to be considered.  At the end of the project an Accountability Form Click  must be completed. All applications will be treated as confidential by Council.  

Applications for funding must be submitted in writing and please 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 at 5.00pm on Friday, 3 July 2015.

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 will be required to complete a Community Grant Application Form which must be submitted prior to the closing day in order to be considered. Click to download the  Community Grant Application Form Click . All applications will be treated as confidential by Council. Applications for funding must:

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: