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Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund

Council is pleased to announce that another round of the recently introduced Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund (WCCF) is opening soon. This grant fund was originally designed to provide some financial support to artists and creative groups who are economically affected long-term by the COVID-19pandemic. This round will continue to build on the successes of previous 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.

The City of Whittlesea understands that artists across the municipality are experiencing financial difficulty so these grants will provide funding of up to $2000. We also understand 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.

Key dates

Round three

Applications open - 19 October 2020

Applications close - 30 October 2020

Applicants notified of outcome – mid November 2020

Grant payments made - late November 2020

Project completed by – 30 May 2021

Round four

Applications open - 8 February 2021

Applications close - 19 February 2021

Applicants notified of outcome – Early March 2021

Grant payments made - Mid March 2021

Project completed by – 30 September 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.

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 0449 541 744 or

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