Community arts and culture fund

This fund supports arts and cultural projects. Find out about how to apply and the kinds of projects that can get funding.

About the Community Arts and Culture Fund

Please note: Funding is now closed

The purpose of this fund is to contribute to the creative life of Hutt City residents and visitors by supporting:

  • opportunities for a diverse range of quality arts activities and events that are easily accessed by residents and visitors
  • opportunities to increase community participation in arts and cultural activities
  • opportunities to grow audiences for the arts and cultural activities

  • have legal status as charitable trusts or incorporated societies authorised to receive or administer charitable funding
  • be based in Lower Hutt
  • provide services that are accessible to a wide range of people or have a clearly defined target group

The grants range from $500 to $10,000 and is to be used to help cover operational and administration costs.

Examples of things we fund:

  • purchasing office equipment
  • marketing materials (flyers, posters, advertisements)
  • fees for tutors or visiting artists
  • employee salaries
  • telephone, power and rental bills
  • volunteer expenses.

  • organisations that:
    • already get operational funding from any other Council source (excluding rates rebates)
    • such as schools and kindergartens, that receive significant government funding
    • that plan to give funds to other people at their own discretion
  • individuals
  • expenses already incurred
  • paying off debts
  • land, building, renovation or maintenance costs.

If you are successful you need to follow these rules:

  • use our funds only for the approved purpose, in accordance with any terms and conditions we've set
  • use the funds within 10 months of receiving approval
  • let us know at once if any difficulty or potential difficulty arises that might compromise the service or project
  • lay a complaint with Police if any funds are stolen or misappropriated, and then notify us
  • we have the right to audit how the funds were used
  • recognise our support in your publicity material, annual reports and similar publications
  • you'll need to complete an accountability report within an agreed timeframe. This outlines how the funds were used and how the community benefited.

Fill in our online form

Sometimes it’s easiest to get your funding sorted if you can talk to someone. Our Community Arts and Culture Advisor is available to meet with you to discuss the eligibility criteria, registration process and how to apply.

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