Creative Communities and Sport NZ funding now open


Friday 2 March, 2018​

Local community groups with an arts or cultural focus, as well as junior sporting teams or clubs are being encouraged to get their applications in for Creative Communities and Sport NZ grant funding, which are now open this month.

Ashburton District Council is welcoming applications for the second round of Creative Communities Scheme funding for the 2017/18 year, as well as the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund, and groups have until 31 March to get their applications in.

“Both of these grants play an important role in supporting community activities that provide cultural or sporting opportunities for people in our district,” Council Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante says.

“If your group has an artistic project involving things such as dance, music, theatre or crafts, or your junior sporting team needs assistance with travel costs to competitions, the Creative Communities Grant and Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund are available to offer financial support.”

Creative New Zealand provides Creative Communities Scheme funding to councils across the country to distribute in their area. The scheme recognises the unique place of local arts projects in communities and is assessed by a local committee who have an extensive background in the district’s varied arts community.

Sport NZ provide funds to councils to support rural sports clubs and school teams travelling to local sporting competitions.

Further information about the grant and funding application forms and criteria can be found on the Council’s website or from the Council office.​

Applications close Saturday 31 March, 2018.

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