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Fairfield City Council’s Social Change through Creativity Grant Program encourages and supports creative-based projects that include and address issues of importance in the community. The awarded projects must meet all of the grant selection criteria and at least one grant priority area.

One-off grants of up to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit groups or organisations.

Priority areas

Your project must meet at least one of the following priority areas:

  • Highlight and strengthen cultural heritage
  • Promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Encourage inter-generational understanding
  • Address environmental concerns/issues
  • Promote reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other Fairfield City communities
  • Increase health and wellbeing through arts activities
  • Facilitate the participation of young people in arts and social action
  • Develop liveable and creative communities, especially supporting those with disabilities

Selection criteria

  1. Direct benefit to people and communities in Fairfield City
  2. Strategies that promote free community participation in the creative process
  3. That the project is developed with consideration of the Community Arts and Cultural Development principles of:
    -Inclusion
    -Access & Equity
    -Personal Growth & Confidence
    -Sharing of Knowledge & Skills
    -Artistic Integrity
  4. A sound budget and implementation plan
  5. That the project is achievable within a one year period of receiving funding

Closing date: 4 April 2018

More information and application

Information Sessions

Free two-day Grant Writing Workshop

Part 1: 28 February 2018
Part 2: 7 March 2018
10.00am-5.00pm
Cabravale Leisure Centre, Eric Bedford Room 1, 30 Broomfield St, Cabramatta

One-on-one Mentorship Program

13, 20 & 29 March 2018, 9.00am-1.00pm
Fairfield Youth & Community Centre, 55 Vine St, Fairfield

RSVP: by 24 February, [email protected] or 9725 0382. If attendees require an interpreter, an application form in their language, or have accessibility needs, they should contact Council on 9725 0382 five days prior to the event.