- Read the Guidance Materials
- Read the Terms of Funding
- View the Frequently Asked Questions
- Read the SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants
- View the Resources page
- Apply for your desired grant
Available Grant Streams
View the links below to read more about the current Regional Arts Fund grants available.
Applications to RAF funding streams will be accepted from individuals, groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and councils which reside in locations classified as ‘regional’ according to the Modified Monash Model.
To be eligible, all applicants must:
- be based in an MMM2 – MMM7 location within Queensland*
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Groups and organisations must either be legally incorporated and have an ABN or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- Individual applicants must have an ABN that is in the name of the applicant or have an auspice organisation manage their grant.
- have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Regional Arts Fund grants
- not have received a RAF grant in the same stream in the previous 12 months (See FAQs for clarification)
An application will be deemed ineligible if:
- it does not comply with the eligibility criteria
- the activity occurs within four weeks of the application submission date
- it is requesting 100 per cent of project costs
- the application is incomplete
- funding is requested for activities that principally benefit a major city or metropolitan location (i.e. not regional)
- funding is requested for activities that principally benefit a location outside of Queensland
- funding is requested for project components already funded by other programs administered by the Australian Government
- funding is requested for the core costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards or fund-raising activities.
- funding is requested for curriculum/school-based activities (including school musicals and excursions) or courses of ongoing education and vocational training in government or private institutions in Australia or overseas, academic activity, including wages or course work required as part of any academic program
- the proposed projects or activity does not substantially align with and further the objectives of the RAF
- the project will commence before funding is approved
- the applicant is not based in Queensland
Please note that once the grant round has closed, changes to submitted applications cannot be made.
Using the Modified Monash Model Map
Residents of MMM2 – MMM7 locations are eligible to apply for this funding. Residents of MMM1 locations are ineligible.
Please search your address on the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Locator
- Select Modified Monash Model 2019
- Enter your address
- Click ‘search location’
- Note the MMM number of your location
If you have any questions about your MMM location please contact Flying Arts on 07 3216 1322 for assistance with your MMM eligibility.
Although ineligible to apply in their own right, individuals and organisations from excluded areas (MMM1) can participate in RAF-funded project activities as project partners and/or paid participants where the applicant is an eligible regional arts organisation or individual (MMM2-MMM7).
Working with children, people with disability, and other vulnerable people
If you are successful in receiving funding through the program, your grant agreement will include a provision regarding compliance with applicable state, territory and Commonwealth laws relating to employment or engagement of any project personnel who work with children. The grant agreement will also include a provision regarding complying with applicable state, territory and Commonwealth laws before any project personnel commences an activity that involves vulnerable people.
Vulnerable Persons for this purpose means:
- a Child or Children; or
- an individual aged 18 years and above who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation by reason of age, illness, trauma or disability, or any other reason.
In Queensland, legislation requires that people who work with children and young people must undergo a Working With Children Check to hold a blue card or an exemption card if their work falls into one of the regulated categories of business or employment. For more information, please go to the Queensland Government Blue Card website.
Further, under the Disability Services Act 2006, persons engaged by a non-government service provider at a place where disability services are provided to adults must undergo criminal history screening every three years to hold a yellow card unless exempt if their work falls into one of the regulated categories of business or employment. For more
information, please view the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors criminal history screening website.
For resources and links to legislative requirement outside of Queensland please see the Regional Arts Australia Vulnerable People Resource Kit.
Working with First Nations Cultural Content and Communities
In your application you must show how you will acknowledge First Nations cultural and intellectual property if you say that you will be using First Nations cultural material. You will also need to show how you have consulted with community and gained permission to proceed.
Looking for assistance?
Email all general RAF enquiries through to email@example.com
If you are looking to talk to our RAF Program Manager, you can book a time here.
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia and is administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.