The Community Project Grants stream supports applications which benefit the community, increase access and participation, and/or provide direct benefits to artists/arts workers. View past recipients.
Opens: Monday 6 January 2020
Closes: Friday 28 February 2020
For projects commencing on or after 1 July 2020
What are Community Project Grants?
Community Project Grants provide major funding for projects involving regional artists that have a public outcome, and significantly engage the community in which they are based. They can also be used for skills development opportunities for regional artists, arts groups or community organisations.
Who is this grant for?
Regional artists, arts organisations and communities.
How much can I apply for?
Funding for up to $30,000 is available through this grant program.
To be eligible, all applicants must:
- be based in an MMM2 – MMM7 location*
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- 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 that is in the name of the applicant or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Regional Arts Fund grants not have received a RAF grant in the same stream in the previous 12 months (See FAQs for clarification)
An application will be deemed ineligible if:
- it does not comply with the eligibility criteria
- it is submitted after the closing date for Community Project Grants
- it is requesting 100 per cent of project costs the application is incomplete
- funding is requested for activities that principally benefit a major city or metropolitan location (i.e. not regional)
- funding is requested for project components already funded by other programs administered by the Australian Government
- funding is requested for the core costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards or fund-raising activities.
- funding is requested for curriculum/school-based activities (including school musicals and excursions) or courses of ongoing education and vocational training in government or private institutions in Australia or overseas, academic activity, including wages or course work required as part of any academic program
- the proposed projects or activity does not substantially align with and further the objectives of the RAF
- the project will commence before funding is approved.
*Using the Modified Monash Model Map
Applications from people living in a MMM2 – MMM7 location will be eligible to apply for this grant, however those living in an MMM1 location are not.
To access and search your address in the Modified Monash Model please follow these steps below:
- Visit the Doctor Connect Locator map using the link in this sentence.
- Enter your address in the address bar.
- Select “Modified Monash Model” from the classification options.
- Select “2019” from the drop down options.
- Click “Search location”.
- The tool will display your MMM class.
If you have any questions about your MMM location please contact Flying Arts on 07 3216 1322 for assistance with your MMM eligibility.
Although ineligible to apply in their own right, individuals and organisations from excluded areas (MMM1) can participate in RAF-funded project activities as project partners and/or paid participants where the applicant is an eligible regional arts organisation or individual (MMM2-MMM7).
- Prospective applicants should review the RAF Guidelines and FAQs here
- Applications are checked for eligibility by Flying Arts Alliance staff.
- Eligible applications are forwarded to members of the RAF Assessment Panel, who read and consider all applications against the assessment criteria and RAF objectives.
- Panel members are selected from the Flying Arts Alliance peer assessment pool.
- Assessors provide funding recommendations to Flying Arts Alliance. These recommendations are forwarded to Regional Arts Australia to be announced by the Federal Minister for the Arts.
- Flying Arts Alliance will notify successful applicants via phone.
- Flying Arts Alliance will notify all applicants (ineligible, unsuccessful and successful) via email of the results of their application.
Funding recipients will:
- Be required to upload the signed Letter of Agreement and invoice at least ten working days prior to the starting date of the proposed project or program to ensure adequate time is available for payments to be processed
- receive funds within ten working days of receipt of signed Letter of Agreement and invoice
- be required to submit an acquittal report to Flying Arts Alliance within 20 business days of completing the project or program
Acquittal Reports are to be submitted via the Flying Arts Alliance SmartyGrants portal. To assist with your reporting preparation, a preview RAF CPG Acquittal Report is available here.
For further assistance please contact Amy Cook, RAF Administrator on (07) 3216 1322, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia and is administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.