Help us plan for a bright future in the Rangitīkei District.

Creative Communities Scheme

Round 2 of the 2020/21 year opens 13 March 2021.

Round 2 of the 2020/21 opens 13 March through to 19 April, with the consideration meeting held on 10 May 2021.

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 February and August. Before beginning the application process we recommend you read the guide:

Creative Communities Application Guide

There are two funding rounds per year, round 1 for the 2021/22 year opens in September.

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 2020/2021

On 20 October 2020 the Creative New Zealand Funding Assessment Committee met to discuss and allocate funding of Round One of the Events Sponsorship Scheme for 2020/21. 3 applications were received for Round 1, 3 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:

Results for 2020/21

Round 1 (September 2020)

  • Turakina Caledonian Society Inc – 157th Turakina
  • Highland Games Little Dog Barking Theatre – Turn on the Light Tours Rangitikei
  • Taihape Community Development Trust - Taihape Heritage People’s Plaques

Results for 2019/20
Round 2 (April 2020)

  • Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade - Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade 75th Jubilee Souvenir Book
  • Barry Williams - 1000 Poppies for Marton Park Project
  • Bulls & District Community Trust - Art 4 Arts Sake Exhibition
  • Project Marton Incorporated - Crafts Alive 2020

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