Each city or district council receives an annual allocation of funds from Creative New Zealand. The total allocation received by each local council consists of:
a base grant (in the 2016/17 financial year this was $6,000)
an allocation per head of population in the relevant area (in the 2016/17 financial year this was $0.70).
Each council or third party organisation holds at least two and a maximum of four funding rounds each year. In some districts, where the amount to be allocated is very small, Creative New Zealand allows for just one funding round to be run per year.
 Some councils choose to run CCS through a third party organisation such as the local arts council. For more information on this speak to your local CCS administrator