Creative Recovery Small Grants: 2021 Storms

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The Creative Recovery Small Grants Program: 2021 Storms will support creatives and creative communities in regions significantly impacted by the storms and floods in June 2021. This program is delivered by Regional Arts Victoria and supported by the Helen Mcpherson Smith Trust.

Funding Available

Up to $1,500 per successful applicant

Who can apply?

  • Individuals, groups and incorporated not-for-profit organisations

  • Applicants must be located in one of the impacted regions when the storm incident occurred. 

  • Groups and organisations must either be legally incorporated and have an ABN or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.

  • Individual applicants must have an ABN or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.  

  • Applicants must indicate significant impact from the storm incident.

  • Applicants can apply if they reside in the following regions. 

Eligible Local Government regions* 

Bass Coast Baw Baw  Cardinia Hepburn
La Trobe Macedon Ranges Moorabool Murrindindi
South Gippsland Wellington Yarra Ranges


*Please note, an applicants postcode must reflect their residence in one of the above local government areas.

Please read the following guidelines for full criteria:

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Key dates

Round Opens: 9am, 7 September 2021 via Regional Arts Victoria SmartyGrants portal

Round Closes: 5pm, 1 October 2021

Applicants will be notified of outcomes from Monday 25 October 2021.

Activities are to commence no earlier than 26 October 2021 and must be completed by 31 January 2022. 

How to Apply

1. Read the guidelines before starting your application.

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2. If you have read the Guidelines and require assistance regarding eligibility, please contact Tim Dakin who will be able to assist.

Please note Regional Arts Victoria is not able to provide tailored advice to applicants or read draft applications.

3. Apply online via SmartyGrants. Apply here.

Who to talk to?

It is not compulsory to contact a staff member prior to applying to this fund but should you have any queries, please contact:   

Tim Dakin – tdakin@rav.net.au
Regional Manager, Wellington

Please note that staff are unable to read drafts for this funding program.

Feedback will not be available for applicants who are not offered funding.

Supported by:

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