Open Now (listed by closing date)
10 Dec – Community Band Development Grants
Provides funding to support the development and promotion of bands within NSW communities.
22 Jan – CASP (The Country Arts Support Program)
The much loved funding program for regional arts programs. Up to 3k for arts and creative projects across the STA Region to be delivered in 2024. CASP funding for 2024 projects is OPEN!
26 February – Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program
The Aboriginal Affairs NSW Cultural Grants Program supports Aboriginal community organisations across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities.
Yass Valley Council Grants programs are a way for Yass Valley Council to contribute to community organisations and others to continue their worthwhile work in the community.
QPRC Cultural Grants assist local arts, artists, musicians, performers, writers and arts/cultural groups to start and develop their own projects, and to improve the community’s opportunities for involvement in cultural and arts activities. Applications are open throughout the year, or until funds have been exhausted.
Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grants. Monthly rounds. Support immediate need unable to be planned for or supported by other funding.
Create NSW Quick Response grantsSmall Project Grants (Quick Response) for Individuals
Small Project Grants (Quick Response) support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists, groups and arts and cultural workers (including museum workers). You can apply for funding from $500 up to $5000. Please note: Your project must be urgent or time-sensitiveYou must complete your project within 3 months of receiving funding.Please note: Your project must commence three weeks after the date you submit your application.
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Programs
Offers purpose-made experiential leadership programs tailored to rural, regional and remote Australia.
The ARLF is a for-purpose organisation driving change and fostering resilience in rural, regional and remote communities through the development of courageous and authentic leadership. For 30 years the Foundation has delivered experiential leadership development programs. Their programs are tailored to connect, challenge and support the people ready to help communities thrive.
Premier’s Discretionary Fund
Supports community-based projects which are identified by the Premier through ongoing community engagement.
Please see funding provider’s website for the types of projects previously funded.
The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council Tony Manicaros Grant
Funds innovative projects which utilise, extend or develop opportunities in ethnic community radio broadcasting. Up to $2,000 can be given to a project.
Provides grants to artists and photographers to act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development through;New Ideas, Experiment with New Forms, Create New Work. Grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). EAll recipients will be featured and recognized on Innovate’s website.
Institute of Community Directors Scholarships.
Offers part-scholarships to not-for-profit leaders to complete the acclaimed ICDA Diploma of Governance. The ICDA Diploma of Governance is the only Diploma-level course specifically designed for the not-for-profit sector.
William Fletcher Foundation William Fletcher Artist Grants
Provides grants for the development of talented Australian artists. A range of support is available, including: Support grants for students, Development grants for mid-career artists, NIDA Student Grants, Sydney Theatre Awards, Julian Ashton Half-Scholarship
Creative Partnerships Australia Australian Cultural Fund
Helps raise funds for Australian artists, via a donation-based fundraising platform. The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists. It is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.
Gandel Foundation Community Grants
Support for the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our society, and aims to help build stronger, more resilient, more vibrant and more inclusive communities. Amounts up to $40,000.
Microsoft for Nonprofits Provides grants and discounts across Microsoft cloud products.
Club Grants are now open right across the region. Head to the Club Grants page and find out more.
NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package provides urgent financial support to performing arts venues, producers and promoters impacted by the cancellation or postponement of performances resulting from the NSW Government COVID-19 Public Health Orders from 26 June 2021.
Places to keep on your radar
Australia Council for the Arts
National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA)
Museums and Galleries NSW