The Creative Economy Grant program will provide direct financial support to help vulnerable local small creative economy businesses and cultural enterprises innovate and adapt, foster business continuity and increase business capabilities to strengthen economic recovery in response to the circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Available funding(Back to top)
A total of $150,000 has been allocated to the Creative Economy Grant program.
The maximum funding available varies depending on the organisation or application type. Please refer to the chart below.
|Organisation type||Funding cap|
|Not for Profit Organisations (with paid staff)||$20,000|
|For Profit Organisations||$10,000|
|Auspiced Projects & Volunteer Run Organisations||$5,000|
Strategic City Objectives(Back to top)
The local economy is supported by people and businesses whose goods and services are used directly or indirectly to financially benefit because of the activity
Local creative economy business creativity, sustainability and innovation is supported; i.e new strategies, networks, models, capabilities, or creative projects are developed
Local employment is maintained and skill development is facilitated; ie employment and development opportunities are provided for local workers
Cultural program presentation and participation is continued; opportunities are provided for community members to participate and engage in a diverse range of cultural activities
Program timelines(Back to top)
Grant round opens
Grant round closes
Project start date
9am, 3 September 2020
12 midnight, 20 September 2020
30 November 2020
Projects must commence after November 30. Successful recipients in this category are required to:
- Complete their projects by 29 November, 2021; and
- Submit a Progress Report during the funding period (halfway or as advised by grants staff) and a Final Acquittal Report upon project completion.
Failure to acquit the grant will affect any future funding requests.