CBD activation grants program

This grant supports economic recovery by encouraging businesses and creatives to activate spaces in venues, the public domain and corporate locations with cultural programming.

Applications are now open

Applications close on 7 December 2020.

Project timeline

  • Applications open: 29 October 2020
  • Applications close: 7 December 2020
  • Projects may commence from mid January 2021 for 12 months, pending approval

 

About this program

This grant supports economic recovery by encouraging businesses and creatives to activate spaces in venues, the public domain and corporate locations with cultural programming.

Funding available

Funding is available in amounts from $5,000 up to $50,000 cash.

Sole traders can apply for up to $10,000 cash.

Value-in-kind in the form of street banner and landmark venue hire fee waiver is also available.

Funds are available for any combination of the following:

  • safely activating indoor and publicly accessible space
  • event production, artists, musicians, creatives, tech providers, or arts companies to develop the program
  • promotional and marketing costs including production of marketing collateral and signage, social media, website production and advertising
  • procurement or leasing of equipment relevant to activation
  • hire or training of staff and volunteers to deliver activation
  • cost of necessary insurances if applicable.

The proposed budget for this program is $3 million.

Eligibility

Covid-19 Recovery Grants

Webinar and general briefing session 12 November 2020

How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Apply now

The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents.

We also have dedicated support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disability to assist with the grants process. For more information contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected].

Need help finding a collaborator?

We are working with Collabosaurus, a marketing tool that connects brands, businesses and creatives together to collaborate on opportunities like our CBD activation grant. Follow these easy steps, watch the tutorial and upload your details to find a collaboration partner. Once you’ve found a collaboration partner you can apply for a grant together.

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