Creative Communities Scheme

Round 2 will open 9 March 2020.

Round 2 of the 2019/20 year will open 9 March, with the consideration meeting to be held on 28 April 2020.

This fund is supplied by Creative NZ and administered by the Rangitikei District Council. Members of the public are nominated to the 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 March and August. Before beginning the application process we recommend you read the guide:

Creative Communities Application Guide

There are two funding rounds per year, the second round will open in March.

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 will be made at the Creative NZ Funding Assessment Committee Meeting 24 September 2019.

Please find the Project Completion report attached below:

Ccs Project Completion Report

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 2019/20
Round 1 (September 2019)

  • Turakina Caledonian Society Inc - 156th Turakina Highland Games
  • Rangitikei Country Quilters - Quilts for Babies in the Rangitikei
  • Heartfelt fashion - The Buzz
  • Taihape A&P show home industries - A&P show home industries 2020 and kids craft workshop
  • Taihape Community Development Trust (TCDT) - 2020 Gumboot Day
  • Richard Aslett - Mangaweka Murals
  • Marton Development Group - Cultural presence through art in Marton Payspace and Trail Development

Results for 2018/19
Round 2 (April 2019)

  • Bulls and District Community Trust –Art 4 Arts Sake
  • Exhibition Little Dog Barking Theatre –The Pond Touring Rangitikei
  • Marton Country Music Festival Taihape Community Development Trust –Baby animal Fair, Animal Mask Parade
  • Project Marton Inc –Crafts Alive 2019
  • Marton Arts and Crafts Centre –Woven through the fabric of time Exhibition

Results for 2017/18
Round 2 (April 2018)

  • Bulls and District Community Trust - Annual Wear-a-bull Arts and Art 4 Arts Sake Exhibition
  • Richard Aslett - 'And when he was called, he went' Exhibition
  • Taihape Community Development Trust - Community Inspired Signage Workshops
  • <<crafts+alive>> event

Round 1 (November 2017)

  • Barry Williams: 1000 Poppies in the Park
  • Turakina Caledonian Society Inc: 154th Turakina Highland Games
  • Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana Trust: 2018 Te Kahui Maunga Regional Kaphaka Competition
  • Everybody is a Treasure Charitable Trust: Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight – A body Artivism Festival - Rangitikei
  • Taihape Community Development Trust

Results for 2016/17
Round 1 (November 2016)

  • Samoan Support Committee: 10 Years in Marton Magazine
  • Marton Players: Rangitikei’s Got Talent
  • Turakina Caledonian Society: 153rd Highland Games
  • Project Marton Inc: Arts for Harvest Fair
  • Taihape Community Development Trust: Workshops

Round 2 (April 2017)

  • Connected Media Charitable Trust: Film making workshops
  • Marton Arts and Craft Centre: 2017 Exhibition
  • Marton Country Music Festival: 2018 Festival
  • Marton Country Women's Institute: Crafts + Alive 2017
  • Bulls and District Community Trust: Wear-a-Bull Arts 2017