Creative Communities Scheme

Horowhenua District Council administers the Creative Communities NZ Scheme (CCS) on behalf of Creative New Zealand. Each financial year the amount allocated to the Horowhenua District is dispersed to individuals and organisations for projects that increase participation in, or access to, the Arts.

Funding available

There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most CCS grants are around $5,000.

The 2022-2023 financial year funding rounds that will be available this year are:

  • Round 1 opens 1 August 2022 and closes at 5pm on the 31 August 2022, (Note: Round 1 projects cannot begin before November 2022)
  • Round 2 opens 1 February 2023 and closes at 5pm on the 28 February 2023, (Note: Round 2 projects cannot begin before May 2023).


Creative Communities Scheme - 2021-22 Criteria Guide for Applicants(PDF, 218KB)

Creative Communities Logo Use

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.