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Creative Communities Scheme

Round 2 of the 2021/22 year opens 23 November 2021.

Round 2 of the 2021/22 opens 23 November 2021 through to 28 April 2022, with the consideration meeting held on 02 June 2022.

This fund is supplied by Creative NZ and administered by the Rangitikei District Council. Members of the public are nominated to the Creative Communities Committee, and are joined by a Councillor and the Mayor. Committee terms are for three years, with the latest term beginning in November 2019.

Applications are encouraged from community groups and individuals whose projects:

  • demonstrate growth over time
  • develop and support local artistic communities
  • encourage a transfer or artistic skills.
  • diversity, inclusion, and projects with a youth focus are also encouraged.

An example is workshops teaching kids screen-printing techniques to create posters for display.


There are two funding rounds per year, usually opening in June and November. Before beginning the application process we recommend you read the guide:

Creative Communities Application Guide

There are two funding rounds per year, round 2 for the 2021/22 year opens in November.

Eligibility criteria: Ccs Applicant Eligibility Criteria

You can access the application form here:

Rangitikei Grants Application

This is now an online application process. If you need assistance completing your form, please contact us by:

  • visiting the Council’s offices at 46 High Street, Marton or 92 Hautapu Street, Taihape

Decisions on applications were made at the Creative NZ Funding Assessment Committee Meeting 21 April 2020.

The Project Completion report from will be linked to your online application.

Further information for the fund is available by:

  • visiting the Council’s offices at 46 High Street, Marton or 92 Hautapu Street, Taihape
  • or phoning the Council on 0800 422 522

Results for 2021/2022

On 19 November 2021 the Creative NZ Committee met to discuss and allocate funding for Round One of the Creative Communities Scheme for 2021/22. Four applications were received for Round 1, and three applicants were successful. Both the Committee and the Rangitīkei District Council would like to congratulate the following groups on their successful applications to the Fund:

Funding Round One

  • Turakina Caledonian Society Inc – 158th Turakina Highland Games
  • Barry Williams - 1000 ANZAC Poppies for Marton Park 2022
  • South Makirikiri School - Art Mural