Creative Communities Scheme

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

This funding is administrated within Whanganui District by Whanganui & Partners.

Application dates for Round 1 2020/21
Open: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Close: 12 noon, Thursday, 1 October 2020
for projects that take place between 1 November 2020 and 1 November 2021


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

Creative Communities Scheme application form

All applications must be made on the official form which  can be downloaded below. If needed, hard copies will be available in the foyer of Whanganui & Partners, 179 St Hill Street.
Please read and use the application guide(PDF, 301KB) when completing your application. It will help you to apply for CCS funding and to complete the application form.  

  • All applications must be made on the official form available as a word document(DOC, 514KB) and as a pdf(PDF, 325KB)
  • 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

Recent funding recipients

The following organisations and individuals received funding in Round 2, 2019/20:

 Rānana Māori Committee  $1860 for Te Hanga Hīnaki 
Supporting Artists Through Residencies Trust $4500 for Sculture, 1 Victoria Avenue
Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre Trust $2250 for Repurposed Art
Little Dog Barking Theatre $1710 for Turn on the Light Tours
Campbell Wylie $950 for first solo exhibition
Brass Whanganui Inc $3100 for Sound Canvas
Milly Mitchell-Anyon $1250 for Correspondence
Sue Cooke - artist $1750 for self-drive Arts Trail Guide 
Eyegum Music Collective $2560 for Welcome to Nowhere festival
Whanganui Learning Centre Trust $2179.17 for Bubble Kōrero - Stories from my Bubble 
Marie White $875 for Stanford House exhibition

For more information please contact Whanganui & Partners Community Arts Co-ordinator