Overview of CCS
The following table gives you an overview of the CCS administrator role and responsibilities.
Establish the assessment committee
Understand the role of the assessment committee
Options for managing the assessment process
Local councils have three options for managing the administration of the Creative Communities Scheme:
Doing it “in-house” – The council can administer the scheme itself.
Using a third party – The ...
Funding for the Creative Communities Scheme
A breakdown of each council’s CCS allocation
We will notify you of your annual allocation by 1 August of each year.
The total allocation received by each local council consists of:
a base grant (in the 2015/16 financ...
Funding rounds and timing of grants
Number and dates of funding rounds each year
Each local council must make sure that there are at least two and not more than four CCS funding rounds each year. This includes any funding rounds administered by third parties.
Reporting by local councils to Creative New Zealand
Telling Creative New Zealand how you’ve spent CCS funds is an important part of the management of the scheme.
As a Crown entity, Creative New Zealand is audited annually and CCS is included in that audit. From time to time, individual cou...
Record-keeping by local councils
All councils are subject to the Public Records Act 2005. CCS records should be kept according to your council’s Retention and Disposal Schedule. You will need to discuss this with your council’s information manager.
The records that...
Creative New Zealand expects local councils to meet any costs they incur in administering the scheme. This includes (but is not limited to):
staffing costs, photocopying and other administrative costs
costs associated with c...
Third parties in the Creative Communities Scheme
Third parties’ accountability to local council
When a third party is sub-contracted to undertake all or part of the administration of the scheme, they’re contractually accountable to the local council, not to Creative New Zealan...
Co-operating with other councils
Co-operation and joint support
Assessment committees may co-operate and jointly support projects that take place in adjacent local authority areas. This may be achieved through administrators liaising informally with other administrators an...