This program provides funding to support assessment and planning and urgent small-scale repair and replacements for arts and cultural infrastructure assets most affected by the February - March 2022 floods.
- Status: Closed
- Grant amount: From $5,000 to $500,000
- Application opened: 24 August 2022
- Application closed: 14 December 2022, 2:00 pm
The program provides funding to support assessment and planning and urgent small-scale repair and replacements for arts and cultural infrastructure assets most affected by the February to March 2022 floods.
It is part of Create NSW funding and support.
This program is administered by Create NSW.
Who can apply
- be an incorporated entity or trust (including a trust with a corporate or individual trustee) and
- hold an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN), or be registered with NSW Fair Trading under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 or another act
- have or be willing to purchase at least $20 million in public liability insurance.
An applicant must be 1 of the following entities:
- existing funded Create NSW organisation clients
- arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations)
- local councils, including entities owned or controlled by local councils
- Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) – RADOs may apply as a Funds Administrator for multiple projects in their region.
Applicants may submit more than 1 application if these are for separate projects. There is no limit to the number of applications you can submit.
For-profit organisations may be considered eligible applicants only where projects will deliver a demonstrated community benefit.
A fund administrator may apply on behalf of an unincorporated organisation, sole trader, individual or group.
Who can’t apply
- any business or organisation that does not satisfy eligibility requirements
- unincorporated organisations (unless the application is by a fund administrator on their behalf)
- individuals or sole traders - (unless the application is by a fund administrator on their behalf)
- pre-schools, primary and secondary schools
- Australian or NSW Government agencies, state-owned corporations, or statutory authorities.
Types of project funded under this grant
Funding is available for:
- damage and risk assessments, feasibility studies, planning, design and options for repair, rebuild, replacement of arts and cultural infrastructure assets that consider flood mitigation strategies and supporting potential future resilience,
- protection and make-safe works to ensure arts and cultural infrastructure assets are not further damaged
- urgent small capital works on arts and cultural infrastructure assets to enable creative activity to continue.
To be eligible, projects must meet the following conditions:
- Activities must be directly related to directly damaged arts and community infrastructure in the targeted 8 LGAs – Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley Council, Hawkesbury City Council, Kyogle Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council, Tweed Shire Council.
- The community infrastructure must have arts and culture as a core activity and must have been directly impacted by the floods.
- The project must deliver at least 1 of the following:
- flood damage, risk assessments, feasibility studies, planning, designs and options for repair and replacement of arts and cultural infrastructure assets that consider flood mitigation strategies,
- protection and make safe works to ensure arts and cultural infrastructure assets are not further damaged; and
- urgent small capital works to repair arts and cultural infrastructure assets (including fixed equipment. Eligible assets are considered essential to meeting the organisations operational needs.
- The project must:
- be able realise benefits efficiently and effectively in the near-term, and demonstrate value for money
- be able to commence within 6 months of receiving confirmation of the funding
- not have already taken place or be due for completion before the funding period starts.
Eligible grant costs include:
- capital works directly related to flood damage that have not been covered through other government funding and/or insurance claims
- the delivery of eligible projects, including administration costs and project management costs not exceeding 20% of the requested funding
- repair and/or replacement (rebuild) works directly related to flood damage, including works to make the damaged infrastructure more resilient to future disasters without changing the asset functionality
- planning and design works for eligible projects as above
- salary/wages and entitlements for employees specifically engaged for the project(s)
- equipment replacement and fit-out items, such as shelving, if part of larger project that is otherwise eligible.
What you can't apply for
Ineligible costs include:
- costs that have already been covered or claimed under insurance or from other Australian or NSW government programs
- local council costs for the primary purpose of waste clean-up
- repayment of existing debts or budget deficits
- financing of budget deficits or insurance
- administrative, overhead, operational and/or maintenance costs not related to the project
- improvements or repairs to residences and/or infrastructure not directly affected by flooding residences
- business as usual and/or commercial activities
- salary/wages and on-costs for existing, budgeted employees
- costs related to buying or upgrading non–fixed equipment or supplies unless it is a small component of a larger fixed project
- costs that require recurrent or ongoing funding from the Federal or State Government.
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What your application needs to include
All applications need to include:
- a clear project scope
- evidence of direct damage
- a project plan
- a project budget based on quotes or detailed estimates, reasonable assumptions or previous experience with similar projects (confirmed quotes can be provided at the time of a milestone payment)
- evidence of strong community support for the project.
If the land is not owned by the applicant, you must also include landowner consent with evidence of security of tenure for the property for a minimum of 5 years for applications under $2 million and 10 years for applications over $2 million.
Applicants may apply for funding between $5000 to $500,000 for each project.
|Criteria||Evidence to be provided|
|1. Applicant core activity and location||
Relevant information regarding applicant, arts and cultural activity or services as part of their core activity, business, or business units in eligible LGAs.
The disaster declared LGA eligible for support under this program, as per the program guidelines (PDF 190.42KB), Appendix A.
A description of the organisation activities, and what activities take place in the damaged property.
|2. Project detail||
Evidence of how the flood events have damaged arts and cultural assets and an overview of how the funding will address this impact.
Evidence that cultural protocols and sensitivities (including Aboriginal Arts and Cultural protocols in the case of First Nations people and other groups) have been considered.
Community benefit the project will deliver based on measurable metrics such as facility use, project beneficiaries and available alternative facilities and/or services.
Supporting documentation may include:
|3. Funds requested align with these guidelines and demonstrate value for money in the use of public funds||
The proposal addresses the types of works that are identified in these guidelines.
The project demonstrates value for money in meeting the recovery need.
Demonstrated ongoing viability of the project once completed.
The proposed project schedule and milestones are achievable and reserve allowances are appropriate and justifiable.
Major risks have been identified and assessed, and actions to avoid or mitigate risks have been documented.
Requested funding is for eligible costs and eligible assets.
Evidence should include:
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Applications for CLIRP Arts and Culture Priority Needs Program (PNP) have now closed.
After the application is submitted
Successful applications will be decided by: NSW Minister for Arts
Applications will be checked for eligibility by Create NSW. If eligible, the application will proceed to assessment.
Applications will be assessed by an internal Create NSW grant assessment panel which will make recommendations for funding based on the published criteria for this program.
Recommendations will then be reviewed by 1 or more independent members of the Cultural Infrastructure Advisory Board before being submitted for approval.
Once approved, successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified of the outcome of their application by the department in writing by letter and/or email.
Support and contact
Create NSW is available to work with eligible applicants, where possible, to assist with project identification and provide technical guidance.
If you have questions or clarifications about your eligibility or your application, contact the please contact:
Phone:(02) 9228 4574
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