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Eligibility for Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) funding

Te Āhei ki te pūtea Kaupapa Hapori Oro

Examples of projects that meet the criteria for CCS funding

Access and participation

  • Performances by community choirs, hip-hop groups, theatre companies or poets.
  • Workshops on printmaking, writing, dancing or other creative forms.
  • Exhibitions by local craft groups promoting weaving, pottery and carving.
  • Festivals featuring local artists.
  • Creation of a community film or a public artwork by a community.
  • Development of new tukutuku, whakairo or kōwhaiwhai for a local marae.


  • Workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions:
    • in Māori or Pasifika heritage art forms
    • by local migrant communities.
  • Arts projects bringing together groups from a range of different communities.
  • Workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions by groups with experience of disability or mental illness.

Young people

  • A group of young people:
    • working with an artist to create a mural or street art
    • creating a film about an issue that is important to them.
  • Printing a collection of writing by young people.
  • Music workshops for young people.
  • An exhibition of visual art work by young people.

CCS Roadshow

To find out what type of creative activity the CCS supports, come to our CCS Roadshow. We will tell you what assessors are looking for in a funding application, followed by questions and answers.

No bookings required.

Date Time Location
Monday 22 January 2018 6.30pm-8pm

The Pumphouse Theatre Killarney Park
2a Manurere Avenue 

Funding clinics

We will be holding 30 minute meetings with groups or individuals.

We will talk about project development, funding opportunities and what assessors are looking for in your CCS funding application.

Bookings are preferred. To reserve your space, send an email with your preferred date and location to

Date Time Location
Tuesday 23 January 2018 3pm-6pm Glen Eden Library
12-32 Glendale Road
Glen Eden
Wednesday 24 January 2018 2.30pm-6.30pm Sir Edmund Hillary Library
209 Great South Road
Thursday 25 January 2018 2.30pm-6.30pm Mt Roskill Library
546 Mt Albert Road
Three Kings
Friday 26 January 2018 11am-2pm Whangaparāoa Library
9 Main Street
Wednesday 31 January 2018 11am-4pm Māngere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue
Thursday 1 February 2018 10.30am-2.30pm Waiheke Library
131-133 Ocean View Road
Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Friday 2 February 2018 11am-2pm Helensville
Venue by appointment

A group may request a presentation from our funding advisor at any time of the year, to talk about funding opportunities for projects with an arts or creative cultural focus.

Email for more information.

​Previously funded rounds

See CCS Auckland funded projects.

Contact a CCS grant advisor

Contact a CCS grant advisor to check if your project or activity is eligible for funding