Creative Communities Scheme funding closing soon 23 March 2021 Could your arts group or creative project use a helping hand? Applications for the Creative Communities Scheme close this Friday 26 March. The Creative Coromandel - He Mana Toi Moehau Trust Board, made up of representatives from across the Coromandel, administers the Creative Communities Scheme funds on behalf of Creative New Zealand. Funding is awarded to projects rather than the people undertaking the project. Applications need to meet one or more of the following criteria to be eligible for the funding: Broad community involvement - The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities. Diversity - The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity. Young people - The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts. The applications will be assessed Wednesday 21 April and this round of funding is for projects that will take place within 12 months of being advised their application has been successful. If you apply and want to speak to the Board about your application but can’t make the journey, we offer an interactive platform for those who live outside of Thames. Here are the successful applicants from the September 2020 Creative Communities Scheme funding round: Applicant Name Project title Amount granted Kenzie Sampson - Yellow Door The Grasshopper Exhibition $1500.00 St George's Community Choir Handel's Messiah $2800.00 Coromandel Film Collective Story in Video Production $2000.00 Arts Colllective Whangamata Harcourts Arts Challenge & Arts Big Day Out $2000.00 Creative Mercury Bay Trust Whiti Fest $2500.00 Whangamata Summer Festival New Year's Day Opera $1378.00 Colville Social Services Collective Colville Community Arts Festival $2000.00 Totally Thames Solarpunk Aotearoa $1700.00 Watch this Space Coromandel Open Studios Coromandel Artist Guide $1590.50 TOTAL: $17,468.50 For more information on the scheme and application forms see our website www.tcdc.govt.nz/ccs.