Regional Cultural Fund
The Regional Cultural Fund has been established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure and the associated recreational and educational benefits.
The Fund will invest $100 million over four years to drive growth in arts, screen, cultural and heritage infrastructure for the social, cultural and economic benefit of communities in regional NSW. Up to $25 million available in the first round of funding.
Applications for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Regional Cultural Fund closed on Monday 4 September 2017.
Every applicant will be contacted about the status of their application after 23 October. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide further information by 15 January 2018.
Updates on Stage Two of the assessment process will be provided shortly.
The Regional Cultural Fund will support investment in new and upgraded arts and cultural infrastructure, to support the provision of operational funding and to address the significant disparity in the quality and quantity of arts and cultural resources between regional and metropolitan areas.
There are four categories of funding:
- Small scale regional cultural infrastructure (under $60,000)
- Medium scale regional cultural infrastructure ($60,000 to $1 million)
- Large scale regional cultural infrastructure (over $1 million)
- Operational Grants.
For further information to support your application, please read the following:
- Expressions of Interest Guidelines
- Small Scale Projects
- Medium Scale Projects
- Large Scale Projects
- Operational Projects
- General Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- List of eligible LGAs
- Sample application form – small scale regional cultural infrastructure
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Expressions of interest open: 17 July 2017
Expressions of interest close: 4 September 2017
All projects notified of their status: From 23 October 2017
Final business cases due: 15 January 2018
Announcement: 5 February 2018
Weekly updates were posted on this website throughout the EOI period to keep you up to date on the fund, training and offering helpful hints. Updates are listed below:
The information on this page is a guide only.