Great News for all NSW Community Bands,

The Band Associations of NSW have been advised that Create NSW has made a one-off grant of $5000 available to all NSW Community Bands under the $50 million Rescue and Restart Package announced by the NSW State Government a few months ago.

For NSW Community Bands to access this payment, Bands are requested to send an email asking to make an application to sector.support@create.nsw.gov.au

In the email, Bands need to say “they are a community band and interested in the $5000 Grant available under the Rescue and Restart Package for Community Organisations”.

Bands will then be provided with a link to an application form which will need to be completed.

In making the application and to be deemed eligible for the program, Bands will need to provide and demonstrate the following:

  • They are registered as either:
    • Australian Public Company; or
    • Other Incorporate Entity.
  • They are both: 
    • Not for profit; and,
    • The core business is delivery of an arts-related activity.
  • They can demonstrate:
    • The actual decline in earned income of at least 15% in 2020 compared to 2019.
  • They generated less than $100K in 2019 in either:
    • total income; or 
    • total expense.

Eligible organisations will be recommended for funding of $5,000 each.

Organisations granted funds under this program will not be eligible for any further payments from the Arts Rescue and Restart package.

The $5000 Grants available for Community Bands under the Rescue and Restart funding program which has been made available by the NSW State Government through Create NSW is unprecedented and historic and, in these difficult times most welcome and very much appreciated.

The allocated amount is limited to fund an expected 300 organisations across NSW, so don’t waste any time, get your applications in now before your Band misses out.

We encourage all NSW Community Bands to make an application under this program for funding. If any assistance is required in making an application, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jeff Markham
President BANSW
0412 757 125