The Creative Corner can help you find the right grant for your project or initiative.  Here is a useful list of funding sources we have put together. If you require more information on specific grants listed please contact the organisation directly.

AMRSC (Augusta Margaret River Shire Council)
Community Development & Events Grants.

Amount – $10,000

Opens – Now   Closes – 30 November 2023

The AMRSC is looking to support projects, workshops or events up to $10,000 that celebrate and respect diversity, arts and culture, the natural environment, local histories and/or healthy and safe lifestyles, strengthen community connection and wellbeing, promote participation and access and inclusion, contribute to lifelong learning, capacity building and/or skill development, build the capacity of local volunteer organisations or provide innovative solutions that respond to local issues/needs.

Arts SNAP.

Amount – up to $5,000

Opens – Now   Closes – 7 December 2023

The Arts Short Notice Activity Program (Arts SNAP) for individuals and groups offers funding for regional, national and international short notice activities for artists and creative industry professionals.

Contemporary Music Fund SNAP.

Amount – up to $10,000

Opens – Now   Closes – 7 December 2023

The Contemporary Music Fund Short Notice Activity Program (CMF SNAP) is a grant program that supports short notice opportunities for individuals, bands and music industry professionals.

Regional Arts.
RAF Quick Response Grants.

Amount – Up to $3,000 for Individuals and $5,000 for Organisations

Opens / Closes – Monthly rounds February to November. Each round opens the first day of the month and closes final day of the month.

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

The objectives of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) are to support and promote participation in, and access to, arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:

  • Encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
  • Developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • Developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts;
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists; and
  • Supporting quality and viability of artistic and cultural activity.

City of Busselton.
Economic Development and Funding Grants.

Amount – up to $30,000

Opens – 1 December 2023   Closes – 21 December 2023

Opens – 1 March 2024   Closes – 21 March 2024

Opens – 1 June 2024   Closes – 21 June 2024

The Economic Development and Marketing Stream supports and facilitates programs, services and projects that contribute to the City of Busselton’s economic, social, environmental and cultural development. There are two areas of focus that support economic development and marketing activity across the City:

Economic Development Initiatives Support priorities identified in the Economic Development Strategy 2022-27 (EDS).  Focus on supporting industry sector growth and not individual businesses, address Town Centre Activation, Place-making and growth of the night time economy or support initiatives that promote cross sector upskilling and workforce participation.

Marketing Initiatives Initiatives that leverage to improve the visitor experience within the City of Busselton and strengthen the Busselton and Dunsborough brands, support and promote a unified Busselton brand and builds on the sub regional branding.