Creative Communities Scheme

Horowhenua District Council administers the Creative Communities NZ Scheme 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.


The Funding Rounds that will be available this year are:

  • Round 1 opens 1st August 2021 and closes at 5.00pm on the 31st August 2021, (N.B. Round 1 projects cannot begin before November 2021)
  • Round 2 opens 1st February 2022 and closes at 5.00pm on the 31st March 2022, (N.B. Round 2 projects cannot begin before May 2022)

There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most CCS grants tend to be under $2,000.

Application forms can be completed and submitted on the Horowhenua District Council’s smartyGrants system.


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

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.