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Cultural Sector Resilience Grants


To provide support to arts and cultural practitioners and organisations who have been financially impacted by the need to cancel or postpone events, programs and other activities as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Funding available: Up to $10,000


  • Must be a registered not for profit or a sole trader

  • Must have service impacted by COVID-19 by a minimum 30%

  • Be located or operate substantially within the Georges River LGA

  • All funds to be spent by no later than 31 December 2020

  • Must register your organisation/business on the Georges River Business directory at

  • Use the hashtag #DiscoverGeorgesRiver in all promotional material

  • Priority given to projects that engage locally based suppliers

Examples of eligible grant expenditure:

  • Development of new work to be showcased within the Georges River LGA

  • Presentation of new work to be showcased within the Georges River LGA

  • Development of new operating models to create or connect with new audiences

  • Purchase/lease of new equipment

  • Upskill/train artists/practitioners

  • Promotional and marketing costs.

Supporting Documentation:

  • Demonstrated proof of downturn in revenue during COVID-19 restrictions period

  • Proof of not for profit or sole trader status (if applicable)

  • Copies of quotes from third party Australian supplier(s) that will provide the service relevant to the grant


Successful applicants should report back to Council at the end of the project with:

  • An outline of what they have achieved

  • Some photos, video, media articles or other documentation of the   project

  • A copy of all receipts for expenditure

  • All reports are due to Council by 31 March 2021

Additional information:

All applicants agree that if successful in attaining a Grant you may be selected by Council to promote the success of the George River Recovery Grants program. Promotional activities may include but not be limited to:

  • Social media posts that may include photos or a short video

  • Featuring promotional material on the Georges River website and on the Georges River Business Directory website

  • Print material including Community Magazine and press releases in local newspapers

Applications open: Monday 10 August 2020

Applicatons close: Sunday 30 August 2020 at 11:59pm

Successful applicants will be notified by the week commencing Monday 21 September 2020.

Start your application here

If you require any further information regarding this grant, please contact the Grants Officer on 9330 6400 or

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