Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities Scheme Whanganui logo The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Whanganui District Council and Creative New Zealand to promote local arts projects.

This funding is administered within the Whanganui District by Whanganui & Partners.

Application dates for Round 2 2020/21
Open: Monday, 8 March 2021
Close:12 noon, Monday, 5 April 2021
For projects that take place between 1 May 2021 and 1 May 2022

Creative Communities Scheme application form

Please read and use the application guide(PDF, 607KB)

It contains information on funding criteria that are important to consider when completing your application form.

All applications must be made on this official application form(DOC, 516KB) . If you require a hard copy of this application form, they are available at the entry foyer of Whanganui & Partners (179 St Hill Street).

We accept applications by post or email. Further instructions on how to complete and submit the application form are outlined in the application form.


These are available in several languages so you can easily find out more about what the scheme funds.

Recent funding recipients

The following organisations and individuals received funding in Round 1, 2020/21

Born and Raised Pasifika $1275.36 for Youth Pasifika Art
Community Music $2316.40 for Living in the Music
Debbie Wai Kapohe $335.00 for Romantic Period Guitar and Voice Recital
Hakeke Street Community Centre $3448.75 for a mural
Lotus Women's Group $1000.00 for Diwali 2020
Multicultural Council of Rangitikei/Whanganui $2130.00 for Race Awareness Week
Sandra Morris Illustration $1320.44 for The Complete Children's Picture Book Illustration Workshop
City College $3075.00 for The Movement Collective
Wen Xiong $2000.00 for Wen's Story Den
Whanganui Camera Club $1210.00 for Wild Child Weekend Workshop
Whanganui Community Drumming $1125.00 for West African Drumming Workshop
Whanganui Creative Space $2241.50 for Unlocked Exhibition
Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre Trust $1863.75 for Repurposed Art Installation 
Whanganui Repertory Theatre Inc $915.33 for Peter Pan Pantomime

If you would like advice on your application, please contact Whanganui & Partners Community Arts Co-ordinator