The Recovery Boost is a $10 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government in 2020 as part of the Relief and Recovery Fund. It responds to the difficulties experienced by regional artists, arts organisations and communities who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.
Focus of funding: to meet recovery needs due to the impacts of COVID-19. Activity could include creative recovery projects, training programs, operational recovery plans, small asset purchase or replacement and more.
The below streams of funding are available through the program:
1. Relief (up to $5,000): Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs. This could include asset replacement or purchase, support for arts practice (including self-directed residency/research and development), small projects and professional development opportunities.
The RAF Relief program will be open from 1 July 2020, and close 30 September 2020. Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis.
2. Recovery (up to $30,000): Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities. Projects in this program should focus on activities that assist in recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. Project activities could include creative recovery projects, training programs, operational recovery plans, asset purchase or replacement (up to $5,000) and the development of risk plans and emergency operating procedures and responses.
The RAF Recovery Program will operate as a single competitive funding round.
The RAF Recovery program will be open from 1 July 2020, and close 1 November 2020. The assessment process for this program is outlined in the guidelines.
Download the guidelines for the RAF Recovery Boost here:
Please make sure to contact a member of the Partnerships team before applying, contact details here