CULTURE BANK WOLLONGONG WILL HAVE A FUNDING ROUNG OPEN 1 APRIL and CLOSING 5pm 30th APRIL 2022 – NOTE WE HAVE EXTENDED THIS FUNDING ROUND – OPEN UNTIL 5PM SUNDAY 15th MAY 2022
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Please do not make funding applications out side of this time frame, as they will not be considered. Please read the terms and conditions when applying. *Due to the pandemic crisis we are asking applications to consider providing a short plan B alternative, if we are impacted by further COVID restrictions in the time period you propose. Not that this is likely, however the past 2 years have been challenging for all the projects we have funded. Many had to re-think the original proposal.
CULTURE BANK is run by Our Community Project Inc. Port Kembla – our aim is to use people centred innovation and social enterprise to empower and build access, equity, social action and community spirit. We seek to support and motivate, using a citizen driven approach that recognises the value of all people to contribute.
To put it simply: The money you contribute will support cultural projects that belong to Wollongong – art, poetry, music, film, circus, books, theatre, creative workshops among many other creative expressions. The more people who join Culture Bank, the more funds available to spend on creating and enhancing the cultural life of our community.
Our regional scope for project funding is from Helensburgh to the Nowra boundary.
Help us to spread the word among family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Together we can build on the cultural fund we have available! There has never been a lack of fantastic ideas for projects that come out of our community, but there is a lack of resources to support these concepts. Your contribution will make a REAL difference.
Once you are a member of Culture Bank – you can choose to be be involved in deciding which projects receive our financial support. Lively and inspiring dinners are held a couple of times a year and members share great food, while we discuss the projects that are submitted. A new group of members will come together for each Decision Dinner.
When we can, members receive invitations to the public events Culture Bank has supported and we also provide you with updates and developments.
Maybe you are one of those people or projects that could benefit from a grant?
Culture Bank supports all types of creativity, people of all ages and backgrounds. You do not need to be a member to apply for funds. We announce funding rounds periodically, but they are usually twice a year. If we doubled our membership we would be able to give more money away, more often. We rely on our community to participate in Culture Bank.
Image: Sketchy Sisters, 2020. Photo, Nina Kourea