Eligibility requirements for CCS
To be successful, applications for funding under the Creative Communities Scheme must:
meet a number of eligibility requirements before the application can be considered by the CCS assessors (the local CCS administrator will check that ...
Funding criteria for CCS
Once the administrator has determined that an application is eligible he or she will forward it to the assessment committee to be assessed against the following criteria:
Access and participation
Costs that can be funded
The types of costs that can be funded include:
materials for arts activities or programmes
venue or equipment hire
personnel and administrative costs for short-term projects
promotion and publicity of...
Projects and costs that can’t be funded
Types of projects that can’t be funded under the Creative Communities Scheme include:
Projects without an arts focus, eg:
puzzles, upholstery, magic, model-making, commercial design, commercial fashion design, fi...
Specific costs that can’t be funded
ongoing administration and service costs (such as salaries) that aren’t related to a specific project 
travel for individuals or groups to attend events, presentations or shows outside the local area
Creative Communities Scheme and schools
Every school has its own curriculum and teaching programme aligned to the National Curriculum. All state and integrated schools are obliged to deliver the National Curriculum and all are obliged to have trained and registered teachers that deliver t...
Other information and FAQs
Each quarter Creative New Zealand staff update a list of Frequently Asked Questions on applying the above criteria. Your administrator can provide you with these questions.
Support under other Creative New Zealand funding programmes
If the scale or significance of a proposed arts project goes beyond the local level, the project may be a better fit for one of Creative New Zealand’s other funding programmes.
Information about the other funding opportunities we prov...