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This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 10:00PM 23 February 2018 (NZDT).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


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     Funding for local arts projects

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Closing date: Applications can be submitted up to 10:00pm Friday 23 February 2018. Please note there is no technical support after 5:00pm. Applications must be submitted online through

For projects that take place between: 11 April 2018 and 10 April 2019. Decisions will be notified by Monday 9 April 2018.

Read the Creative Communities Scheme Application Guide on our webpage before you prepare your application form. This guide tells you:

  • whether you are able to apply for a Creative Communities Scheme funding for your project
  • which projects and costs are eligible and ineligible
  • what information you will need to include in your application . 

Note the local funding priorities for the Creative Communities Scheme Auckland Council

  • integrate arts and culture into our everyday lives

Complete and submit the Creative Communities Scheme online application form

All applications must be submitted onlne using this form. The application form can be saved and returned to as you complete the form. Remember to save frequently as you work. You can write your answers in a Word document and copy and paste into this online form.

If you have limited online access, you can book a librarian in Auckland libraries for one hour and take your saved information on a memory stick to the library to upload it into your online form, accessing through with your email address and password. Do this in good time.

Contact the CCS administrator at if you need advice on your application.

Local or regional?

Creative Communities Scheme provides funding for local arts projects. A project may have local project delivery in different parts of Auckland, eg, a theatre programme with activity in Orewa, Papatoetoe, Glen Eden and Onehunga. Complete a separate application form for each local project. Your local project will be assessed by local committees for North, South, West or Central Auckland. Local delivery is determined by the geographic location of the venue, including parks and open spaces, where the arts-focussed activity is taking place (not where people come from).

If you consider your project is of regional reach and/or significance as described in Auckland Council's Community Grants Policy 2014 page 40, select Regional. Your application will be assessed by a committee of assessors from across the region.


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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