Creative New Zealand Fund

​​​​​Funding rounds for the Creative New Zealand Fund (CNZ) are usually open in April and September each year. Money is available for distribution to local arts and cultural groups as follows. Applications forms will be available on this page or from our offices when funding rounds are open.


​​​​The first round of the 2020/2021 Creative New Zealand fund is currently open. Applications will close at 4pm on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

You can download the CNZ application form and the CNZ application form guide from below.

2020/2021 Creative New Zealand Application Form (PDF, 547KB)

Creative Ne​w Zealand Application Guide ​(PDF, 302KB)

For more information please contact:

Grey District Council
Telephone 769 8600


Projects must take place in the Grey District Council area and/or produce benefits that are largely experienced within the District, and must be for art or cultural purposes that:

  • Increase participation
  • Increase community-wide interest
  • Enhance and strengthen and the local arts sector


Recipients​ from the 2019/2020 funding rounds include:

  • ​​​Superbrain ProductioNZ Limited
  • ​​Little Green Man Productions
  • ​​Art4me Greymouth
  • ​The West Coast Society of Arts
  • West Coast Riding for the Disabled
  • ​New Coasters Incorporated​
  • Westland REAP
  • Grey District Youth Trust
  • Nelson Creek Community Society Inc​

Creative NZ Completion Report​

All successful applicants need to complete and return a Project Completion Report form within two months of their project being completed. Please download the form by clicking the link below.

Creative communities Scheme project report form(PDF, 232KB)

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