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Auckland Council

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.

Drop-in sessions

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 22 January 2019 12pm-3pm Waitakere Central Library
3 Ratanui Street
Thursday 24 January 2019 12.30pm-6.30pm Mt Roskill Library
546 Mt Albert Road
Three Kings
Wednesday 30 January 2019 12pm-3pm Wellsford War Memorial Library
13 Port Albert Road
Thursday 31 January 2019 2pm-6pm Māngere East Library
370 Massey Avenue
Māngere East
Friday 1 February 2019 11am-3pm Takapuna Service Centre
1 The Strand
Friday 8 February 2019 12pm-3pm Foyer, Franklin Arts & Culture Centre
12 Massey Avenue

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