Creative Communities Scheme

Horowhenua District Council administers the Creative Communities NZ Scheme on behalf of Creative New Zealand. Creative New Zealand allocates the Horowhenua District approximately $13,500 each round (a total of $27,000 for each financial year) to be dispersed to individuals and organisations for projects that increase participation in (or access to) the Arts.

Applications Closed for Round 1 2019/2020

The first round of funding for the 2019/2020 financial year is now closed. Completed applications were due before 5:00pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.

Criteria and Accountability Form

Creative Communities Scheme - 2019-20 Criteria Guide for Applicants(PDF, 225KB)
Creative Communities Scheme Accountability Form(PDF, 326KB)

Creative Communities Logo Use

Logo Use of the Creative Communities Scheme logo in marketing material is required by successful applicants. This logo is available for downloading below. For instructions on how to use the logo, please visit the Creative New Zealand website.

Find out more

For further information on the function of the Creative Communities Special Assessment Committee, contact Victoria Kaye-Simmons by calling (06) 368 8202 or by emailing

For further information on the nomination process please phone Council on (06) 366 0999 or email