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Creative Economy Grant program

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

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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

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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

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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.


Application Checklist - Creative Economy Grant

City of Parramatta Creative Economy Grant Guidelines

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