Singing with COVID: Funding Resources


This page is designed to assist singing organisations, groups and individuals to access funding resources to support continued activity during COVID-19.

 

LOTTERYWEST

 

Lotterywest has two new upcoming funding opportunities which will be of benefit to the singing community.

 

Building Community – Arts and Culture

Application timeline: Opens July 20

Funding amount: $3000 upwards

Who can apply: Not-For-Profit organisations and local government authorities

Outcomes:

  1. Community is connected through local initiatives that strengthen wellbeing, promote participation and volunteering, and encourage re-connection after a period of distancing and isolation.
  2. Marginalised, minority and disadvantaged groups at risk of experiencing prolonged impacts of social isolation and discrimination are actively included in community.
  3. Aboriginal people retain and strengthen connection to country, identity and culture. 

 

Strengthening and Adapting Organisations

Application timeline: Opens August/September

Who can apply: Not-For-Profit organisations and local government authorities

Outcomes:

  1. Enhanced organisational governance and capability amongst community organisations and the not-for-profit sector.
  2. The development of innovative business models or service delivery models that support community organisations and the not-for-profit sector achieve greater impact.
  3. Enhanced collaboration across the not-for-profit-sector towards shared goals.

 

DLGSC

 

The DLGSC has suspended their usual grant rounds and consolidated the remaining unallocated funds into the Arts U-15k and the Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program (U-15k category). This is to ensure that independent artists are able to remain engaged and supported in their creative activities through this time, as well as focus efforts into emergency COVID response.


Arts U-15k

Application timeline: Open year-round. Project start dates must be at least 25 business days after submission date

Funding amount: Up to 15k

Who can apply: Community organisations, groups and individuals

Other notes: Equipment purchase eligible up to $2000

Outcomes:

  • The creation, production and/or public presentation of new works or online events
  • Opportunities to participate in a skills or professional development activity
  • Revival and/or reinterpretation of existing material
  • Working with communities to produce and/or present creative activities
  • A period of research and development
  • Presentation of works using new approaches and methods, including collaborative projects.

 

Contemporary Music Fund 

Application timeline: Open year-round. Project start dates must be at least 25 business days after submission date

Funding amount: Up to 15k

Who can apply: Community organisations, groups, education institutions and individuals

Other notes: Equipment purchase eligible up to $2000

Outcomes:

  • This program offers up to $15,000 to support the contemporary music sector to deliver one-off projects that maintain creative activities, support ongoing arts practices and facilitate experimentation and encourage viability during COVID-19.
  • Capitalise on available opportunities for the contemporary music sector;
  • Contribute to the development of markets for WA music locally, nationally and internationally; and
  • Ensure a strong representation of musicians and music professionals from Aboriginal, regional, and cultural and gender diverse backgrounds.

 

REGIONAL ARTS WA

 
Regional Arts has three funding rounds open, including the Regional Arts Sector Investment multi-year funding and youth specific funding, both which are closing on July 31st. On this page, we will be focusing on the RAF Recovery Grant which specifically assists with recovery of COVID-19 impact.
 
Application timeline: Opening in July 2020, closing in October 2020. Projects must start after 1 January 2021. All RAF Recovery projects must be complete by 30 June 2024.

Funding amount: Up to 30k

Who can apply: Individuals, groups and incorporated not-for-profit organisations based in Regional WA

Other notes: Equipment purchase eligible up to $5000

Outcomes:

  • Project activities could include creative recovery projects, training programs, operational recovery plans, asset purchase or replacement (up to $5000) and the development of risk plans and emergency operating procedures and responses.
  • 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; and
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.

 

HEALTHWAY

 

Healthway provides sponsorship opportunities to arts and community events. While not specifically COVID-19 focused, this is a great way to access funding support during the COVID-19 period.

 

Healthways Promotion Sponsorship Under $5000

Application timeline: Open year-round. Project must start a minimum of 3 months after the application submission date.

Funding amount: Up to 5k

Who can apply: Incorporated organisations including not-for-profit, companies and statutory bodies

Other notes: Events must promote healthy outcomes, including being smoke-free

 

Healthways Promotion Sponsorship Over $5000

Application timeline: Open year-round. See minimum lead time requirements here.

Funding amount: Supports 5k-50k applications and Over 50k application

Who can apply: Incorporated organisations including not-for-profit, companies and statutory bodies

Other notes: Events must promote healthy outcomes, including being smoke-free

 

COUNCILS

 

When seeking funding avenues, we recommend checking out opportunities with your local council, which may be running their own community, arts or COVID-19 specific grants. Some examples of this are as follows:

 

City of Vincent

Application timeline: All year round, must be submitted 8 weeks before the project commences.

Funding amount: Up to 10k

Who can apply: Individuals, not-for-profit community organisations, registered charities with the Australian Taxation Office, deductible gift recipients and social enterprises

Other notes: Equipment purchase eligible up to $1000, may be increased at City’s discretion

Outcomes:

  • Demonstrated direct benefit to the City of Vincent community, particularly those experiencing difficulty
  • Support for the event from community and/or stakeholders demonstrating viability of the event
  • Education or capacity building tools or opportunities
  • Community connection or a more cohesive community
  • Delivery of outreach or support services
  • Opportunities for individual empowerment or improved quality of life for either a large proportion of the community, or provide a significant level of benefit for a target group

 

City of South Perth

Application timeline: All year round, must be submitted 8 weeks before the project commences.

Funding amount: Up to 5k

Who can apply: Incorporated and unincorporated organisations 

Other notes: COVID-19 specific support programs encouraged

Outcomes:

  •  Demonstrated community need
  •  Inclusive and accessible to all residents of the City of South Perth
  •  Provided to the community free of charge or low cost (not for profit)
  •  Direct and immediate benefit to the City of South Perth community
  •  Promotional opportunities for the City of South Perth

 

City of Rockingham

Application timeline: Three rounds per year. Next one closing on August 7
Funding amount: Grant up to 3k (small) or 10k (major), or major event sponsorship up to 20k
Who can apply: Incorporated Not-For-Profit organisations