Apply for Quick Response Grants



The RAF Quick Response Grant Funding Rounds opens 9 am, 1 April 2021 and will close 5 pm, 22 April or until funds have been expended. 

RAF Quick Response Grants – up to $2,000 for Individuals, $4,000 for organisations

Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities.

This program has been set up to be responsive to projects that fall outside the scope of other funding opportunities. Applicants must clearly explain why there is no other suitable funding program for their project.

The Quick Response Grant program is open to applications on an ongoing basis by financial quarter. There will be up to four allocations per year. They will be open on an ongoing basis.

All Quick Response Grants must be completed by 1 January 2022. Project start date must be at least 30 business days from submission date.

How to apply:

1) Read the Guidelines (audiobefore starting your application. Other helpful tools for your online application will be available soon.

2) Contact a member of our Partnerships Department prior to commencing your application to chat about your project and to learn about making the most of your application.

3) Apply online via SmartyGrants.


The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government Program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. It meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts; and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. 

The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The program is managed nationally by Regional Arts Australia and is delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.



Image: The Nesting Project - Castlemaine Community House Inc. Quick Response Grant 2019 recipient. Photo by Sophie Parker.