Creative Recovery Small Grants Program

2014_the-elders-project_photo-by-stefani

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.

PLEASE NOTE

Assistance regarding applying to the Creative Recovery Small Grants Program can be accessed up to 12 pm Thursday 29 October. Please consult with your individual Creative Recovery Coordinator to determine their capacity to read drafts of applications:

Lee Darroch
Creative Recovery Coordinator, East Gippsland
Monday-Thursday 
Mob: 0458 866 094 
Email: ldarroch@rav.net.au

Advising applicants in East Gippsland.

Tim Dakin
Creative Arts Facilitator, Wellington
Monday-Friday
Mob: 0428 403 386  
Email: tdakin@rav.net.au

Advising applicants in East Gippsland.

Kellie Sutherland
Creative Recovery Coordinator, North East Victoria
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
Mob: 0459 257 637
Email: ksutherland@rav.net.au

Advising applicants in Towong, Indigo, Mansfield, Alpine and Wangaratta shires.

Assistance regarding using Smarty Grants can be accessed up to 5 pm Friday 30 October:

Alicia Wyatt
Grants Manager

Mob: 0483 057 936
Email: awyatt@rav.net.au

Regional Arts Victoria staff will not respond to any enquiries regarding the Creative Recovery Small Grants Program beyond these time frames.

Due to the high demand of Regional Arts Victoria’s funding programs, it is important that you contact your Creative Arts Facilitator as early as possible regarding your application.

We are not able to guarantee communications if you connect with staff close to the due dates.

 

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