Eligibility Criteria

Your application can only be considered if you satisfy all the eligibility criteria.  

To be eligible you must:  

  • be an individual or Australian incorporated organisation or local government organisation. Refer to the Eligibility Guide document for more information.

  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) that is registered to your name and location  

  • if required by the Australian Tax Office, be registered for the purposes of GST  

  • not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches relating to any Australian Government funding or funding from a state or territory Regional Program Administrator. A serious breach is one that has resulted in, or warrants, the termination of a grant agreement.  

Unincorporated groups are eligible for funding if auspiced by an organisation that meets the above criteria. Please refer to Guidance Material for more information. 

If you are under 18, you must be auspiced by a person over 18 with an active ABN.  

Schools are only eligible to apply if they are located in a very remote area (MM 7) as defined using the Modified Monash Model available at, www.health.gov.au/health-workforce/health-workforce- classifications/modified-monash-model  

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator 

Please refer to the page 9 of the Guidance Material for more information. 

 

Organisations or individuals based in metropolitan locations are not eligible. However metropolitan organisations or individuals can partner with a regional organisation/community. In these circumstances, the regional organisation/community should submit the application. Projects principally benefitting metropolitan locations are not eligible for funding.  

If you are uncertain whether your organisation or project is eligible, please contact Regional Arts Victoria prior to submitting your application.  

 

You are not eligible to apply if you are:  

  • an unincorporated organisation not auspiced by an organisation that meets the eligibility criteria  

  • a for profit company  

  • an organisation or individual based outside of regional or remote Australia (see below 5.2 Eligible Locations)  

  • an Australian Government or state government entity (except for schools in very remote areas (MM 7))  

  • a Regional Program Administrator or a Regional Program Administrator employee directly involved in the delivery of the Regional Arts Fund  

  • for Quick Response Grants, an individual or organisation who has already received a Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant in the same financial year  

  • for Project Grants, an individual or organisation who has already received a Regional Arts Fund Project Grant in the same financial year  

  • for Project Grants, an individual or organisation who has already received multi-year funding for a Regional Arts Fund Project Grant taking place in the same financial year. 

 

Please refer to Guidance Material for more information.