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Creative Communities Scheme 2023/24 round 2

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Funding for local arts projects |  Ngā pūtea mō ngā toi te haukāinga

Closing date: Applications can be submitted up to 10:00pm Sunday 04 February 2024. Please note there is no technical support after 5:00pm on Friday. Applications must be submitted online using this form.

For projects that take place between:  22 March 2024 and 22 March 2025.

Decisions will be notified by 21 March 2024.

Read the Creative Communities Scheme Application Guide on our webpage before you prepare your application form. The 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 need to include in your application.

This year Creative Communities Scheme has a one-off Festival Fund. This is funding from the government to support art and cultural festivals impacted by COVID-19 in 2023. Read more about the Festival Fund here.

Our local funding priority for the Creative Communities Scheme Auckland Council

  • integrate arts and culture into our everyday lives

Help to complete and submit the Creative Communities Scheme online application form

Applications must be submitted online using this form. The 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, Auckland Libraries offers support. You can book a librarian in Auckland Libraries for one hour. Take your saved information on a memory stick to the library to upload it into your online form. Access the form through with your email address and password. Do this in good time.

Contact the Regional Funding Advisor at if you need advice on your application.

Before submitting your application, complete this checklist: * Required
Response required.Response required.
Must be at least 6 choices selected
Which committee are you applying to? * Required
Response required.
Select the area where your arts-focused activity is taking place, not where people come from. Venues include parks and open spaces. The Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Festival Fund is one-off funding from the government to support art and cultural festivals impacted by COVID-19 in 2023.If you are applying for the Festival Fund please make sure you have read the guidelines or spoken to an advisor.