Creative Recovery Small Grants Program


Regional Arts Victoria is proud to be working in
partnership with Regional Development Victoria, Bushfire Recovery Victoria and Creative Victoria on the Creative Recovery Small Grants Program.

The Creative Recovery Small Grants Program supports community connection, engagement and resilience for communities impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires in regional Victoria. The program will focus on the creative activity that assists these communities with short and long term recovery.

The Creative Recovery Small Grants Program will support individual artists and organisations based in six local government authority areas of Alpine, East Gippsland, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong and Wangaratta.

Up to $5,000 is available for individuals and organisations. In limited circumstances, applicants may be invited to apply for funding above this threshold after consulting with Regional Arts Victoria.

Who can apply

The Creative Recovery Small Grants Program accepts applications from Victorian individuals and organisations based in six local government authority areas:

  • Alpine;
  • East Gippsland;
  • Indigo;
  • Mansfield;
  • Towong;
  • Wangaratta

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

How to apply

Applications are currently open.

1) Carefully read the guidelines which contain project eligibilty before applying:

Guidelines PDF
Guidelines DOC
Guidelines Audio 

2) Contact a member of our Partnerships Department (details below) prior to starting an application for assistance with your application, to make sure the project is eligible, and/or to learn about making the most of an application.

3) Applications will be online via SmartyGrants

Applicants can apply anytime up to 31 October 2020.

Contact Regional Arts Victoria

Regional Arts Victoria is offering dedicated support through our regional team to help you with your application. Please contact a member of our Partnerships team for assistance:

To discuss your application in detail:

Tim Dakin, Creative Arts Facilitator

East Gippsland queries

Ph: 03 5142 3188 
Mob: 0428 403 386 


Liz Zito

Towong, Wangaratta, Indigo, Alpine and Mansfield queries

Ph: 0423 083 074

Image: 2014, The Elders Project, Butterflies created in the elders workshops, Kinglake Ranges. Photo by Stefanie Robinson.