Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund

Council is pleased to announce that another round of Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund (WCCF) is opening on Monday 15 February.

This grant fund has been introduced to provide some financial support to artists and creative groups who are economically affected long-term by the COVID-19 pandemic. This round will continue to build on the successes of the previous three rounds in developing the capacity of local artists and putting City of Whittlesea on the creative map.

This grant is open to those working in our local creative sectors including artists, musicians, performers, producers, community artists, not-for-profit arts organisations and community/cultural groups to create and present work.

Funding of up to $2000 will be provided. Council understands that artists are able to provide community connection and creativity to survive now and beyond this period positively. The arts are a proven and effective vehicle known to strengthen community connection, emotional wellbeing and recovery.

Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund 2020

Key dates

Round four

Applications open - 15 February 2021

Applications close – 1 March 2021

Applicants notified of outcome – Mid March 2021

Grant payments made - End March 2021

Project completed by – 30 October 2021

Grants guidelines

Please ensure you read the Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund guidelines for detailed information, including assessment criteria, conditions of grant and acquittal requirements. These guidelines have been amended since earlier rounds, so even if you have previously read them, please ensure you read them again prior to commencing your application.

Download the grant guidelines here

For an accessible version please click here.

Acquittal of all grants

Acquitting is a mandatory part of the Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund grants process, and details how grant money was spent and outcomes of the project.

To be eligible for future funding from Council, applicants need to ensure to acquit all previous grants.

For more information

For more information contact the Cultural Heritage Coordinator on 0419 520 501 or culturalheritageofficer@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

You will be able to use this link from October 19 2020 to apply for a WCCF grant.