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Grants for Organisations

Strategic Opportunities Program

Screen NSW

Supports individual initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Performers' Trust Foundation

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Promotes and encourages music and the performing arts. Can cover tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, venue /PA hire for performances at concerts, scholarships, promotion of the performing arts to the general public, assistance to appropriate beneficiaries.  Applications are assessed by trustees four times a year. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Music, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NSW Heritage Grants program

Environment & Heritage NSW

Assists owners and managers of state significant heritage items, Aboriginal heritage and local government heritage and communities in NSW to care for their heritage. Various categories and closing dates – check website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Early Stage Development

Screen NSW

Supports early development costs including materials, business consultants and assistance with writing business plans for screen businesses. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Advanced Development and Marketing

Screen NSW

Supports projects previously (or in process of being) financed by Screen NSW that are now ready for marketplace finance. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Support Grants

Community Relations Commission

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Assists individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and build community capacity. Support grants are flexible and varied.  Funding available for up to $10,000 per annum and $500 for individuals. One round per year. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Curatorial Support Initiative

Museums and Galleries NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Offers NSW regional public galleries assistance towards engaging a professional curator (emerging or established) to research and/or develop a new exhibition of contemporary visual arts, craft and design for their community. Re-opens April 2015. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Artist or Curator in Residence Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Offers the opportunity for regional public galleries to engage established artists or curators to undertake a residency activity within their community. The ACR program is financed by funds devolved from the Copyright Agency Limited and managed by M&G NSW.  Four residences valued at $11,250 each are available. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Partnership Grants

Community Relations Commission

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Funds projects that build social cohesion and community harmony. Partnership projects can last up to three years and are expected to make real impact with positive demonstrable outcomes for NSW in the long term. Applications are by Expression of Interest and funding between $10,000 and $150,000 per annum is available. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Production Finance

Screen NSW

Investment in a number of productions each year to encourage a high level of quality productions in NSW and to ensure employment for NSW creative teams and crews. Read more

  • Closing: 6 March 2015
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Cultural Fund - Project Funding

Copyright Agency

Project funding – supports a mix of writing, publishing and visual arts projects from around Australia. Priority given to innovation in the Australian creative industries to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works and to projects not supported by government funding bodies. Read more

  • Closing: 6 March 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NSW Creative Laureate and Emerging Creative Talent Awards

NSW Trade & Investment

The NSW Creative Laureate Award will recognise an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated significant leadership and made a significant contribution to increasing the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

The NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award will be granted to an individual, team or organisation considered emerging in their sector and where they have demonstrated leadership in originality and innovation, and contributed to raising the global profile of NSW Creative Industries. This Award will offer $15,000 for future development. Read more

  • Closing: 30 March 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Community Grants

NRMA Insurance

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Supports initiatives that help make the community safer through one-off grants for road safety, crime prevention, environmental, or emergency readiness and response projects. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

2015 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

NSW Trade & Investment

The NSW Creative Achievement Awards are a NSW Government initiative to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements that help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries. Read more

  • Closing: 12 April 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

VIM Small Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Grants to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places. No set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Up to $2,000 per applicant is available and there are two rounds per year. Read more

  • Closing: 17 April 2015
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Industry Development Fund

Screen NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in April 2016.

Grants to screen-based organisations that provide opportunities for professional development opportunities for screen practitioners throughout their career paths. Available for one-off or annual events (single purpose) or a complex program of pd activities (multi-purpose) funding. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Audience Development Fund

Screen NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in April 2016.

Supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide opportunities for audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice, and one-off or annual events including those in single or multiple venues. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Arts and Cultural Grants

Grants are available for innovative projects and initiatives to increase mutual understanding, institutional partnerships and people-to-people links between Australia and Thailand.

The ATI provides grant funding for arts and culture, science and technology, education, health and sport, public policy and media projects.  Previous successful projects have included art and literary festivals, scholarships and educational exchanges, research partnerships, business exchange and surf life saving training programs. Read more

  • Closing: 18 May 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Multicultural Arts & Festivals

Department of Social Services

Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants provide community organisations with assistance to host multicultural arts and festivals projects, providing opportunities for Australians of all backgrounds to come together and experience different cultural traditions.

Funding of up to $5,000 is available for individual projects for events to be held between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016. Read more

  • Closing: 26 May 2015
  • Categories: Festivals, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Cultural Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government.  Grants up to $5,000 are available for historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. Read more

  • Closing: 23 June 2015
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage Grants (CATCH)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Up to $20,000 for activities that enrich the life of rural and remote communities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage. Priority given to projects and activities that benefit communities of less than 10,000.

Priority also will be given to projects that have community based/grass roots development, a level of sustainability or direct contribution to the economic fabric of that community, share assets amongst community groups, take a group to the next level of sophistication, preserve community heritage using approved methods and collaborative arts models that are as inclusive as possible. Read more

  • Closing: 10 July 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Building Improvement Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Funding to provide for professional assessment of small to medium museum and gallery buildings in NSW. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Quick Response Grants

Music NSW

Supports artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities.

Round 1:      June 23 2015        Big Sound / EMC          July 27 2015

Round 2:   August 25 2015    Face The Music / AWME    September 27 2015 Read more

  • Closing: 27 July 2015
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

National Stronger Regions Fund

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

This programme will provide funding over 5 years, commencing in 2015-2016, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities. Grants between $20,000 and $10 million are available for capital projects which involve construction of new infrastructure or enhancement of existing infrastructure. The project must deliver an economic benefit beyond the project and should support disadvantaged regions. Round 2 will open on 1 May 2015. Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants

Foundation of Australian Financial Planners

The 2015 Future2 Make the Difference! grants are now open to applications from community not-for-profits with programs to support socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians between 12 and 25 years of age.

Applicants may apply for two types of grant:

  • a short-term grant of up to $10,000 in one year
  • a multi-year grant with total value up to $30,000 over three years

Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Peace Foundation Grants

Graham F. Smith Peace Trust Inc

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Applications are invited from artists and community art organisations within Australia for art projects that support peace and justice through the arts. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grant

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Up to $10,000 to enhance education and employment opportunities in rural, regional and remote areas, with preference given to projects that benefit communities with a population of fewer than 15,000 people. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Building Safe Communities for Women

Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting applications for projects under Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children funding round which is open to local community groups, not-for-profit organisations and local governments.

These grants are designed to support communities to develop and implement practical solutions to reduce violence against women and their children in their own community; to help prevent this violence into the future; and to make a positive difference for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Read more

  • Closing: 27 August 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Foundation Grants

Gordon Darling Foundation

Provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide. This may include catalogues and publications, exhibition development, professional education, purchase or commission of artworks, research projects and symposia. Funding can only be provided to Public Institutions in Australia with DGR status.  There are three rounds per year; 31 May, 30 September and 31 December. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2015
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

VIM Development Project Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

For community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. Can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museum and/or arts consultant. The 2015 round will open in July. Read more

  • Closing: 9 October 2015
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Visions of Australia I Regional Exhibition Touring Fund

Ministry for the Arts

Supports Australian cultural material to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to develop and tour exhibitions of cultural material that has historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Read more

  • Closing: 9 October 2015
  • Categories: Touring, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

VIM Small Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Grants to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places. No set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Up to $2,000 per applicant is available and there are two rounds per year. Read more

  • Closing: 9 October 2015
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Foundation Grants

Gordon Darling Foundation

Provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide. This may include catalogues and publications, exhibition development, professional education, purchase or commission of artworks, research projects and symposia. Funding can only be provided to Public Institutions in Australia with DGR status.  There are three rounds per year; 31 May, 30 September and 31 December. Read more

  • Closing: 31 December 2015
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous Languages and Arts (Languages) Support

Ministry for the Arts

This funding supports language centres and other organisations to conduct activities and to provide employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language workers in funded organisations.

On occasions the ministry provides one off or special purpose grants that are designed to meet a specific policy outcome or urgent or specialised requirement. Funding proposals for one off or special purpose grants may be submitted at any time. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

New Play Development

Playwriting Australia

Playwriting Australia invite submissions of unproduced drafts at any stage of their development with a view to providing a crucial and timely investment in the work. They strongly encourage applications from playwrights from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous and CALD writers, as well as those based in regional areas. Read more

  • Closing: 22 January 2016
  • Categories: Literature, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

International Marketing Support

Screen Australia

Grants to support the promotion of completed films premiering at major international festivals; support for projects in advanced development being introduced at international markets.

There are various funding sub-categories and closing dates – check the website for details. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Indigenous Programs

Screen Australia

Indigenous filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.

Applicants can apply for funding to cover documentary programs, drama programs, internships and travel grants.  Check to website for each categories closing dates. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Indigenous, Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Story Development

Screen Australia

Applications for Story Development funding can be made at any time for:

• up to $50,000 for feature drama films

• up to $20,000 for online and interactive drama including series and one-off.

• up to $40,000 for high-end television drama Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Drama Production

Screen Australia

Investment in high-quality fiction storytellling, including production investment for features, general and children’s TV drama, and innovative multiplatform drama.

There are various categories and closing dates – check the website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Documentaries

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s direct funding for documentary aims to support quality, cultural value, innovation and diversity.

Three programs supporting documentary production are offered:

  • Producer Program
  • Broadcast Program
  • Development Support
  • Producer Equity Program

check the website for each programs closing dates. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Indent Level 1 Event Development Grant

Music NSW

This grant is for first-time applicants to Indent.

Suggested types of events include: band nights, band competitions, open mic nights, and workshops (when coupled with some sort of performance), etc.

Up to $2500 may be applied for.

Applications close 5pm on Friday February 26. Read more

  • Closing: 26 February 2016
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Organisations

Indent Level 2 Event Development Grants

Music NSW

This grant is for those who have previously received an Indent grant.

Suggested types of events include: youth stages at community festivals, all ages regional tours, events mentorship programs and workshops, music events that attract professional musicians, etc.

Up to $5000 may be applied for.

Applications close 5pm on Friday February 26. Read more

  • Closing: 26 February 2016
  • Categories: Festivals, Music, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Rural & Regional Arts & Culture Small Grants Program

Charles Sturt University

A small grants program (generally $500 – $1,000) to support regional arts and culture programs including artists in residence, art shows, musical education, talks and lectures, and related activities that encourage engagement by younger people in artistic endeavours. Read more

  • Closing: 29 February 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

pwa lab

Playwriting Australia

Playwrights have an essential role to play in all kinds of performance. The PWA Lab is a week-long workshop opportunity encouraging artists to examine the possibilities of including playwrights in innovative processes, aiming to bring the unique skills of a writer to an ever-widening theatre-making practice.

What are PWA offering?

  • Up to one week access to a rehearsal studio
  • Dramaturgical support from PWA’s Artistic Director and/or Associate Artist
  • Weekly wage at MEAA standard rate for the creative team including performers
  • Travels costs including accommodation, airfares, airport transfers and per diems
  • Technical equipment hire (within agreed budget)
  • Administrative and project management support

PWA Lab Dates:  
August/September 2016
Exact dates to be confirmed with selected participants

Location
To be confirmed with selected participants Read more

  • Closing: 24 March 2016
  • Categories: Literature, Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

MMAPSS

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime museum’s grant and internship program (known as the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme or MMAPSS) offers funding to regional museums and organisations to help preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance. Read more

  • Closing: 31 March 2016
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Ministry for the Arts

The Australian Government acknowledges the intrinsic value of Indigenous culture for all Australians and Australia as a nation. Language and art form a large part of culture and are essential to the well-being and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They play an integral role in maintaining the sustainability, vitality and strength of Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program (ILA) provides funding for projects and organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Read more

  • Closing: 13 June 2016
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Catalyst - Australian Arts and Cultural Fund

Ministry for the Arts

Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.

Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

This grant works in quarterly rounds. Submissions must be made by midnight (AEST) 15 June for activities commencing after October 2016. Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants

Writing NSW

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Emerging organisations must have started operating no earlier than 1 January 2014 and successfully delivered at least one activity to support writers and writing culture. They must not have previously received a grant of $5,000 or more from State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to an organisation based in regional NSW or Western Sydney. Read more

  • Closing: 28 August 2016
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Organisations

Artist or Curator Residency

Museums and Galleries NSW

The ACR program offers the opportunity for regional public galleries nationally to engage artists or curators to undertake a residency within their community. The program is designed to provide artists or curators with the time and space to research, create and/or develop new work and consequently support innovative and adventurous contemporary art in regional Australia. Read more

  • Closing: 5 September 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NSW Seniors Festival Event Grants

NSW Seniors Festival

The NSW Seniors Festival grants program funds events and activities across NSW that help seniors live active, healthy and socially connected lives.

Run by the Department of Family and Community Services, the program provides $200,000 in seed-funding for organisations to hold events for seniors during the annual NSW Seniors Festival. Read more

  • Closing: 12 September 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Catalyst - Australian Arts and Cultural Fund

Ministry for the Arts

Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.

Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

This grant works in quarterly rounds. Submissions must be made by midnight (AEST) 15 September for activities commencing after January 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 15 September 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Emerging Writing Organisation Grant

NSW Writers' Centre

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Funding may be used to assist emerging organisations, groups or collectives to deliver projects such as, for example: events or other writing-related activities, development of digital or other platforms for writing, new forms of support or audience development for writers, collaborative writing-related projects. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2016
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Organisations

Australian National Commission for UNESCO

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian National Commission for UNESCO assists projects which will further National Commission and UNESCO priorities and objectives. Applications for grants for up to $20, 000 will be considered (note: the National Commission may decide to grant only part of the funding requested). Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Small Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.

Small Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters. Read more

  • Closing: 2 October 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Project Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.

Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs. Read more

  • Closing: 2 October 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Visions of Australia

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia. Read more

  • Closing: 14 October 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Indent’s Event Development Grants

Music NSW

Indent is a project of MusicNSW that was set up to help young people (13 – 25) in NSW access drug and alcohol free all-ages entertainment. Indent provides: funding for all ages events, workshops, training, advice, support, and resources.

There are two levels of grants available: Level 1 Event Development Grants for grants up to $2500. If this is the first time you’re applying for an Indent grant, then this is the grant for you. Level 2 Event Development Grants for grants up to $5000. If your Indent team has previously received an Indent Grant (Grassroots or Event Development) then this is the grant for you. Read more

  • Closing: 11 November 2016
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Organisations

Skills Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums, museum networks and keeping places for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.

There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Skills Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters. Read more

  • Closing: 15 November 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

New South Wales Artists’ Grant

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The NSW Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.

Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,250 +GST. Group applications are eligible to apply for funding of up to $2,500 +GST.

This grant operates in quarterly rounds. Applications for this round close Saturday 21st January 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 21 January 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NSW Community Safety Fund

NSW Government

The NSW Government has established a $10 million Community Safety Fund to support local projects to improve community safety over the next four years.
The NSW Community Safety Fund 2017 will provide grants up to $250,000 to non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses for community safety initiatives with a crime prevention focus including those that:

  • address local crime hot spots
  • address anti-social behaviour in communities
  • promote safer and inclusive use of public space; and
  • promote collaborative approaches to community safety, crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

Applications close: 20 February 2017.
02 8688 8666 or csf@justice.nsw.gov.au
More information Read more

  • Closing: 20 February 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

City of Wodonga Community Impact Grants

City of Wodonga

The Community Impact Grants program aims to empower community organisations and individuals to grow ideas in an innovative and creative way, as well as looking to improve the city.

An individual can apply for a grant for less than $500 by telling the council about your idea.

Community organisations, workplaces and individuals auspiced by a community organisation can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5000.

The grant program links to the outcomes and key priorities in the Council Plan. The program provides funding to support projects/events under the categories listed below:

All events, activities and projects must be held in the Wodonga municipality.

For more details click here. Read more

  • Closing: 22 February 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Healing Foundation Microgrants

Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation is calling for urgent action to address the widespread crisis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The National Apology to the Stolen Generations was just one of 54 comprehensive recommendations made in the 1997 Bringing them Home report to address the impact of forced removal on the Stolen Generations and their descendants. Most have not yet been implemented.

The report highlighted that many of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (including substance abuse, mental illness and family violence) are strongly associated with the forced removal of children and the subsequent failure to provide healing.

“The Apology provided an important acknowledgement of the harm that was done but practical measures are urgently required especially to meet the needs of ageing Stolen Generations members within their lifetimes,” Healing Foundation CEO Richard Weston said.

Between now and the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home report on 26 May 2017 the Healing Foundation will be raising awareness of the outstanding needs of Stolen Generations members and their descendants through a new project called Heal Our Past, Build Our Future, BTH20.

As part of this project, the Healing Foundation is today announcing a series of grants to enable communities, Indigenous organisations and schools in each state and territory to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the report and celebrate their local Stolen Generations members.

Grant applications open Monday 13 February and close on Friday 24 February.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 24 February 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund

Arts NSW

The 2017 NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.

  • Projects must commence on or after 1 July 2017 and be completed by 31 December 2018.
  • up to $5,000 for individual professional artists
  • up to $20,000 for organisations.

Applications close: 27 February 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time) Read more

  • Closing: 27 February 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Australia Council for the Arts

The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts Projects - Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring

Australia Council for the Arts

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Community Building Partnership

NSW Family and Community Services

The program offers grants across the State at an individual State Electorate level for the enhancement of community facilities.  This current program round is closed for 2016 and will re- open in 2017.

Grants will be open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profit bodies such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups.

Successful projects will benefit their local community through the improvement of facilities that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes. Applications should be for;

  • Construction of new capital works.
  • Refurbishment, repairs and maintenance to existing capital facilities.
  • The purchase of capital equipment with a minimum individual asset value of $2,500 and a life expectancy of 5+ years that enables the delivery of new or enhanced community services.

Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Youth Opportunities Funding

NSW Family and Community Services

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants of up to $50,000 to organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the opportunity to develop a range of life skills, including healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training.

Applications for the most recent funding round closed on 27 June 2016. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Border Trust Community Grants

Border Trust

Border Trust, together with our granting partners, invites submissions from not-for-profit, community organisations seeking to deliver community based projects within the Albury Wodonga region.

Projects are funded ($500 – $3,000) for a one year time frame and grant must be used within twelve months of acceptance. Border Trust welcome partnerships and encourage applicants to seek funds from a range of sources.

In 2017 the following grants will be available:

    • Border Trust Community Grants
      • Community Grant Program
      • Victorian Challenge Grant Program
      • Adroit Insurance Group contributing towards projects with a Youth focus
      • Youth Engagement Grant

  Read more

  • Closing: 3 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

The Balnaves Foundation Grants

Balnaves Foundation

The Balnaves Foundation supports organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts. If your organisation primarily works in one or more of these areas then we would be happy to consider your application.

  • The Balnaves Foundation is open to receive applications at any time. There are no closing dates for applications.
  • This online application form is the first stage in applying for funding.
  • Your application will be considered by Trustees of the Foundation.

  Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Harold Mitchell Foundation Grants

Harold Mitchell Foundation

The Harold Mitchell Foundation’s grant scheme is about helping people help each other. So many organisations out there are full of great ideas, people and drive. To make a really big difference in our community, they just need a little bit of money, and that’s what the Harold Mitchell Foundation provides. Since the Foundation started out in 2000, the Harold Mitchell Foundation has provided up to $7 million in grant funding to over 100 different organisations, in everything from health to the arts. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Disability
  • Open To: Organisations

Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.
The aims are to:

  • alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage;
  • demonstrate new ideas about how to address poverty and disadvantage;
  • strengthen communities’ abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.

Priority Areas

  • communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians,
  • asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia,
  • children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing,
  • small, discrete projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects. A small, discrete project will be considered to have a total budget of up to $50,000.

The Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis, with no specific closing dates.

Applications close: Ongoing
More information  Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Community Led Grants

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites applications for grant funding for activities that contribute to the achievement of any combination of outcomes identified in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy programme information provided in Annexure 1 of the IAS Grant Guidelines.

The types of activities that may be funded will address one or more of the Government’s priority areas:

  • Education – activities focused on increased school attendance and improved educational outcomes that lead to employment. This includes activities that nurture and educate Indigenous children, youth and adults to improve pathways to prosperity and wellbeing. This includes improving family and parenting support; early childhood development, care and education; school education; youth engagement and transition; and higher education.
  • Employment and Economic Development – support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, including ensuring remote jobseekers participate in activities and gain experience that builds work-readiness and contributes to the broader community, foster Indigenous business and to assist Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits, including from natural and cultural assets and including the effective management of Indigenous-owned land and seas.
  • Community Safety – activities that make communities safer for Indigenous Australians, enabling them to enjoy similar levels of physical, emotional and social wellbeing as those enjoyed by other Australians.

Applications close: Ongoing
Contact: 1800 079 098 or iasgrants@pmc.gov.au
More information and application details Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts and ​Cultural Infrastructure Grants

Justice, Liquor & Gaming NSW

Liquor & Gaming NSW is inviting applications for projects that support communities across NSW to increase participation in arts and culture and drive cultural tourism. Projects with a particular focus on disadvantaged and regional and remote communities will be highly regarded.
What type of projects will be funded?
Arts and cultural funding is available for:

  • construction, alteration, renovation and fit-out of buildings
  • purchase of capital equipment integral to a facility, i.e. seating, stage machinery, lighting, audio-visual equipment, sound systems, air conditioning or accessibility upgrades.

Preference will be given to projects that are able to demonstrate they are ready to commence, with relevant planning and building approvals in place, and underway.
How much funding is available?
The funding range available for a single project is between $100,000 and $300,000.


Online application form

Applications forms are available online here.

Please read the information on how to apply.

How many applications can I submit?

A maximum of three applications can be submitted. Organisations should be aware there is a very high demand for funds in each grants round. Read more

  • Closing: 10 March 2017
  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Lightbulb Moments

Regional Australia Institute

It’s often the ‘bright ideas’ local people have that create the greatest impact for local communities in regional Australia, and with 8.8 million regional Australians your ideas are just the beginning!

But sometimes, even the very best ideas and projects need a little helping hand to get going.

Have you got a fantastic project or bright idea that you are passionate about that will really make a difference to your community and economy? We want to hear about it!

The ‘top ten’ entries will WIN a dedicated Project Development Support Package from the Regional Australia Institute and a heap of publicity. One lucky National Winner will even get their own TV ad and Airtime Support Package thanks to PRIME7!

Additionally, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) will provide finalists with assistance to identify fundraising strategies that can support their project goals.

For prize details see Terms and Conditions.

With your passion and our help your idea could really take off.

So, what are you waiting for? ENTER NOW and plant a seed for your community’s success. Entries close Friday 10 March 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 10 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Celebration Grants

Multicultural NSW

Celebration Grants are for events and festivals that celebrate our cultural diversity.

Celebration Grants open three times per year. Funding is available for events on or after 1 May 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 17 March 2017
  • Categories: Festivals, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

One Voice

Creativity Australia

With One Voice programs are set up and ran by local volunteers using the resources and materials provided by Creativity Australia. By establishing a local community choir under the auspices of Creativity Australia (as a registered charity) you hold a licence that enables the choir to raise funds to support projects and initiatives at a local level.

It is anticipated that the types of community organisations that may wish to form a community choir under the With One Voice program may include:

  • local schools (it’s a great community engagement and volunteering program!)
  • disability organisations
  • job seeker organisations
  • community based organisations such as the Lions Club, Rotary, Freemasons etc.
  • refugee groups / organisations
  • churches / religious groups
  • sports groups, such as footy clubs, tennis clubs, bowling clubs etc.
  • mental illness groups.

Applications close: 5.00pm, 17 March 2017.
Contact: enquiries@cal.org.au or 03 8679 6088
More information Read more

  • Closing: 17 March 2017
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Organisations

Support Grants

Multicultural NSW

Support Grants help individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and assist in building community capacity. Support Grants are flexible and varied, ranging from individual support for young people to participate in sport to providing services.

Priority areas are established each year.  Applications must address at least one of the identified priority areas.

Support Grants of up to $10,000 for an organisation and up to $500 for individuals are available to:

  • non-profit sharing community organisations
  • registered sporting clubs in sports recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Eligibility criteria and excluded activities are clearly outlined in our Grants Program booklet, please take the time to review this prior to submitting an application.

2017 Priority Areas are:

  • Projects/ initiatives that use sport to engage with young people from refugee backgrounds
  • Support for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are not or no longer eligible for settlement support
  • Promoting the meaningful participation of women and girls in the community
  • Regional communities where service gaps in meeting the needs of the diverse communities is evident
  • Supporting the participation of people with a disability from diverse backgrounds.

Read more

  • Closing: 17 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Our Languages, Our Way

Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education

OCHRE, the NSW Government Plan for Aboriginal affairs, supports initiatives that improve Aboriginal people’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing.

The ‘Our Languages, Our Way’ language grant program will fund Aboriginal community driven projects to strengthen community ownership and participation in language revitalisation projects.

Community Language Grants are currently closed. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Grants

Australian Ethical

At Australian Ethical, we believe it’s important to provide financial help to organisations making a positive difference in the world.

That’s why we donate 10% of our yearly pre-tax profits to charitable organisations.

Grants recipients cover humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare areas in Australia and abroad, aiming to bring dignity and aid to our global community. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Dreams for a Better World

SunSuper

The Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World program offers a $150,000 annual grant pool. It’s shared over four rounds and there’s a Grand Final event to celebrate and recognise those who generously give their time and effort to make the world a better place.

This year, if you really want to help a cause close to your heart, dream big, because you could receive up to $50,000 in grants to help make that dream a reality.

1. Submit

If your dream is for an Australian cause and can be undertaken in the next 12 months, submit your dream today!

2. Shortlist and public vote

Each quarter, our judges will select 6 dreams to make the shortlist, and then it’s up to you to get as many votes from the Australian public as you can. So get out there and let people know what you do and how you’re making the world a better place. Be different, be creative and show our judges just how much you want to be in our top 3.

3. Finalists

The 3 dreams with the most valid votes will be the category finalists and win $5,000 each.

4. Round winner

From the top 3 finalists, our expert panel of judges will decide which dream should be named the winner. They receive an additional $5,000 grant and go on to the Grand Final.

5. The People’s Choice

At the end of the year, we go back to the polls and ask the Australian public to vote for their favourite dream one last time. The People’s Choice $10,000 grant will go to the Round Winner with the most valid votes, and will be announced at the Grand Final Awards Night.

6. Grand Final

Winners from each round pitch to the judges and are invited to attend the Grand Final Awards Night where the annual winner is announced. Each of the four grand finalists will receive an additional grant of up to $30,000.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your dream for the chance to help your cause.

Terms and conditions apply

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Small Grants for Rural Communities

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program the  (FRRR) offers, opening twice per year.

In 2016, the SGRC program celebrated 30 rounds of grant-making. The program has supported hundreds of small communities in that time, investing millions of dollars into local projects.

It is a great example of a collaborative program supported by various partners, which has the flexibility to address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities including projects that address the following:

  • Strong Leadership & Community Capacity: Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.
  • Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.
  • Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment.
  • Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.

Read more

  • Closing: 31 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investment Stream

Business

The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

To be eligible you must be a legal entity, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
  • a not for profit organisation.

 

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • for profit organisation
  • an individual, partnership or trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth, state or territory government agency or body (including government business enterprises)
  • a university, technical college, school or hospital
  • a Regional Development Australia Committee.

Applications for the Community Investments Stream open on 18 January 2017 and close at 5pm local time on 31 March 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 31 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Volunteer Museum Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

M&G NSW is accepting applications for three grants from the Volunteer Museum Grant Program. These grants provide assistance to volunteer community museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places in NSW.

Funded by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and administrated by Museums & Galleries of NSW, the program is designed to provide access to funding, in addition to providing experience in the grant application process.
 
SMALL GRANTS
Up to $2,000 for short-term, collection-based projects.
There are no set categories for funding and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
Find out more
 
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Up to $4000 for the development and delivery of skill development training and networking events. The events are expected to involve more than one museum and usually bring in a professional consultant to run one or a series of workshops.
Find out more
 
LEG UP GRANTS
Matched funding of $50 – $500 for volunteers to attend or host development activities in NSW. The grants can cover the cost of attending a workshop, conference or course, bringing a presenter to your museum or the travel costs of a group of volunteers visiting another museum.
Find out more Read more

  • Closing: 2 April 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

The Regional Flagship Events Program

Destination NSW

The Regional Flagship Events Program identifies and supports events in regional NSW that have the potential to act as a ‘cornerstone’ or flagship tourism event for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long term benefits to the region.

Since it was established in 1997, the Regional Flagship Events Program has supported 271 individual events across regional NSW.

On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:

  • Incubator Event Fund – supports the establishment of new events (see terms and conditions).
  • Flagship Event Fund –  supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation (see terms and conditions).
  • Event Development Fund – supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism (see terms and conditions).

Regional Flagship Events Program Factsheet (PDF 470 kb)

Eligibility conditions and assessment criteria unique to each of the three funds within the Regional Flagship Events Program are detailed in their terms and conditions. It is recommended that prospective applicants thoroughly read the terms and conditions before applying.

For further information on the program and application process contact:

Aida Hijazi
Regional Flagship Events Coordinator
Tel: (02) 9931 1431
Email: aida.hijazi@dnsw.com.au Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Festivals, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Small Grants

Accessible Arts

Currently Closed.

The Small Grant offers funds for projects at any stage of their creative development and/or public presentation, of amounts between $5,000 – $20,000. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Disability
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Feature Films Production and Completion / Post-Production

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s Feature Film Production program aims to support a diverse slate of Australian films for theatrical release that entertain and enlighten domestic and international audiences while reflecting the unique characteristics of Australian identity.

The program is open to films of any budget size, including low-budget projects and projects that require completion funding. Marketplace attachments are required, but they are not the only elements taken into consideration when Screen Australia makes funding decisions.

Documentary projects, including theatrical or feature-length documentaries, are not eligible under this program. Refer to the Documentary programs. Read more

  • Closing: 7 April 2017
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

MPA Collaborative Arts Projects

Australia Council for the Arts

Collaborative Arts Projects – Organisations program funds new collaborations and partnerships between major performing arts companies (MPA) and the broader sector and community groups.

For 2017, the closing date is at midnight on the 10 April 2017, for projects starting after 1 July 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 10 April 2017
  • Categories: Performing Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

LEGENDAIRY

Dairy Australia

Australia’s dairy farmers and farming communities are proud, resilient and innovative. In short, they’re LEGENDAIRY.

The search for Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital calls on people from the country’s eight dairy regions to nominate their town for the prestigious title by sharing stories about what makes them LEGENDAIRY. Each finalist receives a $2,500 grant to invest in a community project.

One of those eight towns then go on to secure the coveted title of Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital 2017 and receive a further grant of $7,500 for its nominated community project. Read more

  • Closing: 10 April 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Australia Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience. These initiatives strengthen Australia’s reputation as an innovative, creative nation and foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally. Read more

  • Closing: 12 April 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal Communities and Individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

Please note, for legal reasons, the ABF may only pay grant money to organisations or companies endorsed as a “Deductible Gift Recipient” (a DGR).

Read more

  • Closing: 12 April 2017
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NAIDOC Week Grants

Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education

NAIDOC Week is held annually in the first full week of July.  It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Aboriginal Affairs offers grants to support NAIDOC celebrations and events within communities across NSW.

Applicants are invited to apply for funding in the order of $500 – $1,000, and for more significant events up to $3,000 can be considered.

This grant is closed for 2016 and will re-open in 2017. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Festivals, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

The Orange Regional Arts Foundation has funds available on a yearly basis to support appropriate projects or activities that meet the objectives of ORAF. Proposals will be accepted twice each calendar year – by 30th March and 30th October. All proposals will be considered by the Board of ORAF. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Heritage Near Me Incentives Program

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

The Heritage Near Me Incentives program runs from 2016 to 2019. There is $16 million available in funding over the life of the program. The three grant stream opportunities are: Heritage Activation Grants, Heritage Green Energy Grants and Local Heritage Strategic Projects Grants.

The Incentives program will be supported by a dedicated Heritage Near Me Roadshow team.

For information about NSW Heritage Council grant opportunities for State Heritage Listed items, please visit the Heritage grants page. Read more

  • Closing: 21 April 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Dance Massive 2017 Project Fund

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are invited for funding for presentations and tours arising from Dance Massive 2017.

You must have attended Dance Massive 2017 and received an invitation to present your work internationally to be eligible to apply.

We will only be able to support a limited number of proposals. You are also encouraged to consider funding options available through the Australia Council’s Grants Program.

As this is strategic project funding, your proposal will not count towards your annual total allowable applications to the Australia Council’s Grants Program.

Eligibility

The Australia Council will only accept Expressions of Interest from independent artists and small to medium companies who attended Dance Massive 2017.

Major Performing Arts companies are ineligible to apply.

Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Please contact us if you are unsure if you are eligible to apply. Read more

  • Closing: 16 May 2017
  • Categories: Dance
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

CUP Rural and Regional Indigenous Community Engagement Program

Charles Sturt University

Small grants ($500 – $1,500) are available from the Indigenous Students Centre to support community or individual initiatives through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and regional communities in CSU’s campus footprint. Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

International Collaboration

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for alumni of the British Council ACCELERATE Leadership Program to apply for up to $5,000 in seed funding to generate international collaborations.  Collaborative projects or activities to be considered could be based either in Australia or internationally and we encourage you to be flexible, simple and open to new ideas. Projects must be delivered between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2017.

We will accept submissions up to 16 June 2017 or until the funding runs out. You can submit an EOI at any time between now and the closing date. The purpose of this fund is to:

  • Generate and support ideas for international collaboration between ACCELERATE alumni and international artists and/or arts organisations.
  • Build on the ACCELERATE UK trip and Yirama Yangga-na, the first alumni gathering in Wollongong.
  • Encourage idea exploration for the next gathering at the International Indigenous Arts Festival Yirramboi in May 2017.
  • Extend professional development of ACCELERATE alumni.

Eligibility

This opportunity is only available to the alumni of the ACCELERATE Leadership Program including the 2016 participants.

International collaboration should either be included in this activity or have the potential to be included in future activity. Collaborations can include Australian organisations as partners alongside international collaborators.

Only one application per participant.

Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

NSW Heritage Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

The purpose of the Small Grants program for Local History and Archives program is to provide funding to celebrate Australian local history for local historical research by community groups and individuals that tell Australian stories in a local context; express the diversity and range of Australian culture as it impacts on communities and specific localities; highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Quick Response Grants - Disability

Accessible Arts

The Quick Response Grant supports a range of small‐scale initiatives for not-for-profit arts and disability services/organisations and/or for groups or individual artists with disability living in NSW. 

The Grant offers funding up to $5,000 for artist projects that demonstrate evidence of urgency, unforeseen or sudden opportunity. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Disability
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for 2017 projects are now closed. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for the 2017 round of funding are now closed. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

NSW Grandparents Day Grants

NSW Family and Community Services

Applications for 2016 NSW Grandparents Day grants closed on Friday 12 August.

Grants will fund organisations to deliver events that encourage intergenerational learning and/or offer older people ongoing opportunities to participate in their local communities.

Category 1: $100 to $1,000 for small-scale local community events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools

Category 2: $1001 – $5,000 for large-scale regional events that are targeted at specific communities or targeted at local government and larger community organisations Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Audience Development Fund

Museums and Galleries NSW

The new Audience Development Fund (ADF) offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. It encourages galleries to create innovative public programs that engage artists and the community. The fund is designed to support galleries to develop and trial new models for engaging audiences that will increase immediate and future attendance, access and participation.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 September 2017
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Dobell Exhibition Grant

Museums and Galleries NSW

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community.

In addition to the support provided by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, M&G NSW will offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop a national tour of their funded exhibition.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 September 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Presenter Touring Grant

Arts On Tour

The purpose of the Community Presenter Touring Grant is to extend the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue, by providing funds towards the performance fee of touring productions.

The Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW-based productions in community-run venues in regional NSW. Funds for this Grant have been made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is a three-year initiative.

Community presenters can submit a proposal for funding to:

  • extend a regional tour to one or more community-run venues in regional NSW;
  • support a new tour to two or more community-run venues in regional NSW.

There are two grant rounds offered in 2017, closing dates as follows:

  • April 10, 2017 for projects between 1 June, 2017 and 31 December, 2018 (Applications for round 1 open 13 March 2017)
  • September 25, 2017 for projects between 1 January, 2017 and 31 December, 2019. (Applications for round 2 open August, 2017)

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 25 September 2017
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations