Creative Communities Funding Allocated
The Creative Communities Assessment Committee have approved funding for three community initiatives under the 2017/18 funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme. This totals $6956 amongst the three successful applicants.
The committee allocated $1956 of funding for the formation of a community Kapa Haka Group in Cheviot and $4000 to Broomfield, Amberley, and Leithfield Schools Kapa Haka to tutor children across the three schools. A final $1000 of funding was assigned to musical group The Notables to enable them to rehearse for community functions.
Councillor Julia Mclean says the funding scheme provides is essential for the district as it allows small communities to access vital funds to grow an interest or passion.
“The quality of applications was strong and in particular, it is pleasing to see local schools collaborating to grow Kapa Haka in our community. It is important to support Maori Arts and 225 children will benefit from this funding in the form of tutorials that will grow the understanding of this powerful art form in the community.”
The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and local councils, with each council taking responsibility for delivering the scheme in its area. The scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within their specific geographical area.