Funding

Creative New Zealand spends over $3.2 million each year supporting around 1,800 projects through the Creative Communities Scheme. This scheme an example of how they are working to achieve our purpose of encouraging, promoting and supporting the arts in the Bay of Plenty. Creative Bay of Plenty, on behalf of Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council, administers the Creative Communities Scheme.

The scheme aims to increase participation from the local community in the arts sector, support the diversity of local cultural traditions and encourage and engage young people to participate in local arts. The term ‘arts’ is broadly defined to mean all forms of creative and interpretative expression.

Who can apply?

Any individual or group can apply on the basis that the individual is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. Two rounds of funding are allocated each year.

What are the criteria?

To get funding through CCS, your arts project must do at least one of the following:

  • Participation – create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in arts activities
  • Diversity – support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
  • Young People – enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with and participate in the arts

How do I make an application?

Applications for the next round of funding will open in January 2018 for projects that take place between April 2018 - April 2019.

We kindly encourage you to support our move to being a paperless office!  

Where possible, we please ask that you submit your application and any associated project completion reports in a digital format to meg@creativebop.org.nz    

If you have trouble accessing a computer or require some assistance in completing your form online, please contact Meg on: 021 736259

Please read the Application Guide before completing your application. All forms can be found below. Please use the Tauranga application form if your residential address falls within Tauranga City Council limits, or the Western Bay application form if your address falls within Western Bay of Plenty District Council limits. Please note that combined funding is no longer available, you will need to make two separate applications. 

The Process

  • 1.Download the application form – make sure you download the application form for the relevant sub-region.
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  • 2.Download the application summary. This document will be an executive summary of your application and should contain the most crucial infomation.
  • 3.Your application must be submitted as ONE PDF file in portrait format. This includes any supporting documentation. We recommend using a free online PDF editor to merge your supporting documents with your application form.
  • 4.Make sure you have signed the declaration.
  • 5.When submitting your application you will send two documents to us via email: Your application form (containing supporting documents), and your application summary.
  • 6.Once you have submitted your application, it is given to a panel to assess. The panel will decide whether your project receives funding and how much money will be granted.
  • 7.You may decide to present to the panel in support of your application. If so, we will contact you to confirm your speaking time.
  • 8.Creative Bay of Plenty will get in touch with you to advise the result of your application.

If you have difficulty with any stage of your application, please get in touch with us. We are happy to help.

Project Completion Reports:

Please see the below links to download the project completion reports for your relevant area.

See more information at http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/creative-communities-scheme

Download Application Guide
Download Tauranga Project Completion Report
Download Western Bay of Plenty Project Completion Report

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Phone

Email

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Tauranga 3110

+64 7 928 5270

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

9 AM – 5 PM

Saturday to Sunday

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Creative New Zealand spends over $3.2 million each year supporting around 1,800 projects through the Creative Communities Scheme. This scheme an example of how they are working to achieve our purpose of encouraging, promoting and supporting the arts in the Bay of Plenty. Creative Bay of Plenty, on behalf of Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty Council, administers the Creative Communities Scheme.

The scheme aims to increase participation from the local community in the arts sector, support the diversity of local cultural traditions and encourage and engage young people to participate in local arts. The term ‘arts’ is broadly defined to mean all forms of creative and interpretative expression.

Who can apply?

Any individual or group can apply on the basis that the individual is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. Two rounds of funding are allocated each year.

What are the criteria?

To get funding through CCS, your arts project must do at least one of the following:

  • Participation – create opportunities for local communities to engage with, and participate in arts activities
  • Diversity – support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities
  • Young People – enable young people (under 18 years) to engage with and participate in the arts

How do I make an application?

Applications for the next round of funding will open in January 2018 for projects that take place between April 2018 - April 2019.

We kindly encourage you to support our move to being a paperless office!  

Where possible, we please ask that you submit your application and any associated project completion reports in a digital format to meg@creativebop.org.nz    

If you have trouble accessing a computer or require some assistance in completing your form online, please contact Meg on: 021 736259

Please read the Application Guide before completing your application. All forms can be found below. Please use the Tauranga application form if your residential address falls within Tauranga City Council limits, or the Western Bay application form if your address falls within Western Bay of Plenty District Council limits. Please note that combined funding is no longer available, you will need to make two separate applications. 

The Process

  • 1.Download the application form – make sure you download the application form for the relevant sub-region.
  •  
  • 2.Download the application summary. This document will be an executive summary of your application and should contain the most crucial infomation.
  • 3.Your application must be submitted as ONE PDF file in portrait format. This includes any supporting documentation. We recommend using a free online PDF editor to merge your supporting documents with your application form.
  • 4.Make sure you have signed the declaration.
  • 5.When submitting your application you will send two documents to us via email: Your application form (containing supporting documents), and your application summary.
  • 6.Once you have submitted your application, it is given to a panel to assess. The panel will decide whether your project receives funding and how much money will be granted.
  • 7.You may decide to present to the panel in support of your application. If so, we will contact you to confirm your speaking time.
  • 8.Creative Bay of Plenty will get in touch with you to advise the result of your application.

If you have difficulty with any stage of your application, please get in touch with us. We are happy to help.

Project Completion Reports:

Please see the below links to download the project completion reports for your relevant area.

See more information at http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/creative-communities-scheme

Download Application Guide