Waikato Creative Communities update

Update from Waikato District Creative Communities

Waikato District Creative Communities Fund

This funding is available for projects happening in the Waikato District Council rating area. Any application must be made on the prescribed form and decisions are made by a committee of ten people.

Funding is considered over two rounds during the year as described below.

Please note we have updated the application form relating to this fund. If you have any old forms please do not use these when making future applications to the fund.

The 2017 funding rounds and dates for opening and closing are as follows:

  • Round One opens 30 November 2016, closes  Friday 24 February 2017
  • Round Two opens 3 July 2017, closes Friday 25 August 2017

Nomination of Committee Members

The Waikato District Council Creative Communities Funding Scheme Assessment Committee is seeking four community representatives to be part of the Committee to help it prioritise and allocate funding for arts and culture projects within the district.

Assessment committees are at the heart of the success of the Creative Communities Funding Scheme.

The main role of the Creative Communities Funding Scheme Assessment Committee member is to consider applications and allocate funding in line with any specific local priorities that have been set by Council.

As a representative of the arts and culture community, you need to demonstrate a love for arts and culture, have a broad knowledge of arts and cultural activities in both your local area and the wider district.  Additionally you will need to be prepared to:

  • discuss and make recommendations for promoting the scheme locally
  • receive reports on funded projects and discuss completed projects
  • attend performances, exhibitions and other events funded by the Scheme
  • attend meetings organised by Creative New Zealand
  • contribute to the Annual Evaluation Report

To make a nomination, complete the nomination form or contact Council’s Community Development Advisor, Lianne van den Bemd, at Waikato District Council, Private Bag 544, Ngaruawahia, phone 07 824 8633, e-mail

Applications close Monday 13 February 2017. 

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