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Recovery Boost - RAF Relief Grants


Open 1 July 2020 – Ongoing until funds expended

Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs. This could include asset replacement or purchase, support for arts practice (including self-directed residency/research and development), small projects and professional development opportunities.

All RAF Relief projects must be completed by 30 June 2021



The objectives of the Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:



Successful RAF recipients must display the RAF logo (a combined set of the Australian Government logo and Regional Arts NSW logo) on promotional material relating to the supported project. Logos are available here. If you have any enquiries regarding logo usage please contact the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW. Tel 02 9270 2502 Email


When the grant round is open, a link below will take you to the Regional Arts Australia online application system. Click on RAF Relief Grants Application Form. If you have not used SmartyGrants before you will need to set up an account. This account and password can be used to go back to your application at any time and will be the same for any other grants you might apply for in the future using the Smartygrants system.  Your application will be available to you until you click SUBMIT, or the closing date is reached.

Apply Here:


To ensure your region is eligible to apply for RAF Relief, search your address in the Modified Monash Model

Regional Arts Fund funding cannot principally benefit a location classified as MMM 1 Clasiffication

To search please follow the steps below:


If you have any enquiries about the RAF Relief grants, please contact the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email Successful applicants can download the RAF Relief Logos HERE.