Funding For Coromandel Arts Projects

Do you have a creative project requiring funding?  


Whether you’re an arts organisation or an individual artist, there are funding and grant options available to help you get your creative project off the ground and onto The Coromandel.


Creative Waikato offers excellent general information and advice about seeking sponsorship and/or funding for creative projects.  Learn more here


Creative Communities Scheme for Thames Coromandel District

Locally, the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) offers funding for creative projects within Thames Coromandel District. The scheme, backed by Creative New Zealand, aims to increase participation in the arts, broaden the range and diversity of the arts available to communities and enhance and strengthen the local arts sector.


In order to meet CCS Funding Criteria your project must meet at least one of the following:


  • Young people - The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

Diversity - The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.


Broad community involvement - The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities.


Creative Coromandel have been tasked by Thames Coromandel District Council to administer, award and distribute the Creative Communities Scheme funding rounds for projects taking place in the region.


Funding rounds are open twice a year and are awarded to projects rather than people undertaking the project.


Learn more about CCS criteria and applications here.


Applications for the next CCS funding round are from 2nd - 27th September 2019 .


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Community Board Grants

Coromandel Peninsula

Applications for Community Board Grants close in August each year.

If you are part of an organisation that provides a community service, activity or event that is not-for-profit in the Coromandel area, you could be eligible for a Community Board Grant.


Each Community Board area has a contestable grants pool to encourage and support not-for-profit organisations to have a positive impact on the community.


Applications close July 31st this year - check out:


Boosted Crowdfunding

New Zealand Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding your arts project with Boosted.


Do you have an arts project that needs funding?


Boosted is run by artists for artists and provides advice and assistance with the process of crowdfunding for arts projects.


"At Boosted we're here to remove any possible barrier between artists and backers. For Artists For Donors."


Check out their website or give them a call on 0800 200 7833 to speak to someone and find out how Crowdfunding with Boosted works.