Community arts and culture fund

About the Community Arts and Culture Fund

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

The Arts and Culture Fund has an emphasis ongoing programmes over project based initatives

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for this fund you must:

  • 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
  • have not applied for the Arts and Culture fund in the prior year

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.

  • Programmes which are:
    • community led / address a community need
    • sustainable
    • equitable
  • From organisations which are
    • legal entities
    • well managed
    • demonstrate community engagement or collaboration

How to apply

Past successful applicants

Year/Funding roundDetailsFile/Size
2021Successful Community Arts and Culture Fund applicants 2021PDF 157.7KB
2020Successful Community Arts and Culture Fund applicants 2020PDF 146.8 KB
2019Successful Community Arts and Culture Fund applicants 2019PDF 22.7 KB

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