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Grants and funding
- Arts sustainability fund
- Climate action grants
- Community board grants
- Creative Communities Scheme
- Districtwide Facility Hire Remission Grants
- Heritage fund
- Major Events Fund
- Museum and heritage development
- Māori Economic Development Grants Fund
- Social investment funding
- ThinkBIG grants
- Waste levy grants
- Wellington Community Fund
- Community grants
- Council facilities for hire
- Council properties
Arts sustainability fund
We've established a contestable fund to support the development and long-term sustainability of arts initiatives and organisations in Kāpiti. This Arts Sustainability Fund also supports Kāpiti arts and cultural communities to create and sustain inspirational and aspirational initiatives in the visual, performing, and cultural arts.
Applications for the 2023/24 fund are open! You can apply any time before 30 April 2024.
The Arts Sustainability Fund is designed to support initiatives that run over a number of years, or as seed-funding grants to artists, arts organisations or cultural groups.
The fund focuses on supporting new initiatives, and ones not previously supported by Council, that show potential to grow and become self-sustainable over the next three years.
Preference is given to new initiatives, but we may consider existing projects where a new activity is proposed.
The Arts Sustainability Fund is open year-round, and you can apply at any time. The following timelines apply for Arts Sustainability Fund applications for specific financial years.
1 February 2023
Opening of applications. Applications may also be submitted at any time for funding in the 2023/24 financial year.
5pm, 30 April 2023
Closing of applications for 2022/23 financial year funding.
Allocation of funding for 2022/23 financial year
1 May 2023–30 April 2024
Applications may be submitted at any time for funding in the 2023/24 financial year.
The Arts Sustainability Fund will have $36,000 available annually to support new arts initiatives contributing to the cultural vibrancy of the Kāpiti Coast.
It will provide funds (for a maximum of three years) to multi-year initiatives, or seed-funding grants to artists, arts organisations, or cultural groups supporting:
- cultural and social well-being – contributing to a vibrant and sustainable arts presence on the Kāpiti Coast
- economic well-being – helping raise the Kāpiti Coast’s profile as an arts destination regionally and nationally
- environmental well-being – promoting the arts to help raise environmental awareness and profiling heritage stories in Kāpiti.
The fund is open to:
- artists, arts organisations, or individuals who are based or resident in Kāpiti
- not-for-profit organisations wanting to develop arts activities or programmes to reach certain audiences
- Iwi organisations or other groups focusing on development of Ngā Toi Māori
- educational institutions (for schools, this must be for programmes or activities outside the curriculum).
Initiatives, activities, and programmes must:
- be in the Kāpiti Coast District
- be new initiatives or activities that haven't received Council funding before
- run for three years or more (Council funding will not extend beyond three years)
- showcase the Kāpiti arts scene to a local, regional, or national audience
- be aligned with Council’s strategic priorities for the arts in Kāpiti
- have potential to build to a major ongoing initiative or activity.
Proposed initiatives may include online activities that benefit the Kāpiti Coast's arts sector.
Before you complete or submit your application, email the Arts and Cultural Services team to discuss your project or application.
Successful applicants will need to provide a summary report each year they are funded for, on dates agreed at the time the grant is awarded.
The assessment panel for this fund has awarded grants to four recipients, representing a commitment of around $30,000 a year for the arts over the next three years.
Establishing Kāpiti’s first mixed-gender Barbershop Chorus as a vibrant and inclusive high standard chorus, aiming for excellence in singing at a community and national level.
Through a strengthening collaborative relationship between Mahara Gallery and Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Kia Emiemi focuses on the Toi Whakarākai weaving and carving programmes, providing an internship programme, and sharing traditional Māori taonga creation with the community.
Matariki Star Glaze Festival
Star Glaze will be an annual mid-winter Ōtaki-based art festival that celebrates Matariki through the arts, supports creative excellence, and provides a sustainable platform for Kāpiti creatives (ceramicists, potters, visual artists, weavers, sculptors, and photographers) to exhibit and sell their work.
Raumati South Community Orchestra
The Community Orchestra will be re-established as an ongoing and celebrated part of Raumati South village life with an inclusive programme to learn popular songs, hold creative workshops, and to perform local musical events.