Funding presented to creative community groups

Friday 6 October, 2017

Nine local community groups have been given a helping hand with funding their creative projects, after being awarded Creative Communities Scheme funding at a presentation yesterday evening at the Ashburton District Council chambers.

Council presented $11,380 of Creative Communities Scheme funding to the groups, courtesy of Creative New Zealand, who provide funding to councils each year to distribute in their communities.

The successful recipients were Hakatere Ceramics, Glenys’ Dance Group, CanInspire Charitable Trust, Ashburton Civic Music Council, Ashburton Youth Café Charitable Trust, Lauriston School, Variety Theatre Ashburton, He Waka Tapu and Grace Gallery Ashburton.

“It is always a pleasure to present our local artistic and creative groups with financial support through the Creative Communities Scheme. The funding helps develop opportunities for the community to participate in creative activities and enables people to engage with the arts,” Council Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante says.

Applications for the first round of Creative Communities Scheme funding closed on 31 August and were assessed by a local committee with a background in the district’s varied arts community.

The second round of Creative Communities Scheme funding for 2017/18 will open in March 2018.

Photo: Round One Creative Communities Scheme funding 2017/18  recipients with members of the Creative Communities assessment committee.

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