Creative Communities Scheme
- create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities
- support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities
- enable and encourage under-18s to engage with the arts.
Is your project eligible?
- have an arts or cultural focus
- take place within the Whanganui District Council boundaries
- benefit local communities
- not have started before an application for funding has been assessed
- not have been funded by Creative New Zealand for the same purpose
How to apply
- All applications must be made on the official form available as a word document and as a pdf
- Print off and use the PDF version for handwritten applications
- Instructions on how to complete the application form as a word document are contained within the document
- whether you are able to apply for Creative Communities Scheme funding for your project
- which projects and costs are eligible and ineligible
- what information you will need to include in your application.
- English (PDF, 1.3MB)
- Fijian (PDF, 976.1KB)
- Hindi (PDF, 1021.3KB)
- Korean (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Te Reo Māori (PDF, 961.9KB)
- Niuean (PDF, 975.9KB)
- Samoan (PDF, 993.5KB)
- Tokelauan (PDF, 977.6KB)
- Tongan (PDF, 1MB)
- Tuvaluan (PDF, 975KB
Recent funding recipients
|Robert Fugah||$2,000.00 for West African Drumming | Dance Workshop|
|Wanganui Potter's Society||$1,090.00 to run a Fiona Tunnicliffe Workshop|
|NZ Potters Inc||$749.80 towards the NZ Potters National Exhibition to be held at Quartz Museum|
|Simon Ormerod||$1,970.00 for a mural – Rangiora Street Toilets, Castlecliff|
|Whanganui Community Arts Council Trust||$2,500.00 for a literary themed exhibition to run alongside the Literary Festival|
|Whanganui Exploratory Music School||$6,800.00 for a Music extended weekend course|
|Whanganui Maori Teachers Cluster||$2,717.45 towards the Whanganui/Taranaki Manukorero & Paerangatahi Regional Competition |
$600ships are designed to help young people in the Whanganui District reach their potential in anything they are interested or involved in.
Find our more on the Youth Committee's $600ship page
How to apply
The funding round for the 2017 / 2018 community contracts process will open on our website from Friday 30 June 2017 and will close 5pm on 31 July 2017. This is an online application process and you will need to complete the following steps:
New Applicants: If you have not applied using the online system before you will need to:
- Complete an organisation registration
- You will then get a username e-mailed to you (you need to keep this safe as you will need each time you log on)
- You can complete your online application ( you can do this in steps, just save as you go along).
Have you applied before?
- You will need to locate your registration number and log on (contact us if you cannot find it or want clarity)
- Ensure you have completed all reporting requirements from the previous funding round (if you were successful in 2016/2017 then this is due 12 July 2017)
All reporting templates are with your contracts and have been e-mailed to you, you can either send you completed reports using the templates supplied with your contract to firstname.lastname@example.org or from 20 June you can complete the reporting online – just click on the reporting tab. Please ensure you have attached all financial reporting required. If it is not received in time it may affect your next application request.
Recipients from the 2016-2017 funding round
|B||Life to the Max Trust||15,000|
|C||Te Ora Hou||14,400|
|3||Brain Injury Association||2,000|
|4||Castlecliff Community Trust||5,000|
|5||Citizens Advice Bureau||4,000|
|6||Community Education Service||1,000|
|7||Family Works / VIN||8,500|
|8||Jigsaw White Ribbon||2,000|
|10||New Zealand Fire Service Whanganui||2,700|
|11||Parkinsonism Society Wanganui||2,000|
|14||Whanganui Restorative Practices Trust||5,950|
|15||Riding for Disabled||5,000|
|18||Te Whānau OSCAR mō Ngā Tamariki||8,000|
|19|| Volunteer Whanganui||5,000|
|21||Whanganui Creative Space||3,500|
|22||Whanganui Disability Resources Centre||3,500|
|23||Women & Children Shelter/Refuge||10,000|
|27||Youth Services Trust||5,000|
Event funding (formerly the Impact Fund)
Events, tournaments and conferences in Whanganui have previously been able to apply to Whanganui District Council for funding through what was called the Impact Fund. In 2013 the way these funds were allocated was changed.
Events are no longer able to apply to a contestable fund throughout the year but may request seed funding for an event or a one-off grant from the Economic Development and Visit Whanganui budgets.
The purpose of these funds is to:
- To provide seed funding for events in the early stages of the event's development
- To increase the number of visitors to Whanganui which gives an economic return to the district
- To generate on a national and international level positive publicity for Whanganui
This flow chart will help you take the steps to see if your event is eligible.
You can find out more about this funding and the requirements for applying by reading this information sheet, or by talking to the team at Visit Whanganui:
Lyn Cheyne – Promotion and Marketing Manager, Visit Whanganui on 06 349 3256 or email@example.com, or
Waste Minimisation Fund
Heritage Building Assessment Assistance Fund
Other funding sources
You can access online funding information for free via the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa available at Whanganui District libraries.