Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

RAF Quick Response Grants


The next RAF 2021-22 Quick Response Grant round will open on July 1st at 9:00am. There are some significant changes to this program, please read the guidelines carefully.

Quick Response Grants will now be delivered monthly from February to November and all applications will be competitively assessed at the end of each month, you will not be advised about your grant application until five days after the end of each month. There are also changes to the amount you can apply for under this program. Individuals can apply for up to $3000, organisations can apply for up to $5000. There is no minimum grant amount.  There is a limited amount in this funding pool, so please ensure your budgets are accurate and you are only applying for the amount that you actually need.

The Quick Response Grants will continue to support immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

If your application involves working with children, as well as providing WWC check details you will be required to complete an online accreditation with Child Wise   if your application is successful. This online course costs $121/person and can be completed by 1 member of the project team. This cost can be included in the project budget and you will need to send RANSW your credentials once you have completed the online modules. Only then will you receive your funds.

If your application involves working with Vulnerable Persons, all members of any successful project team must obtain an up-to-date Australian Federal Police Check. The AFP check costs $42/person and can be included in the project budget.

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If you have any enquiries about the RAF contact the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email