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Quick Response Creative Streets funding open

Quick Response Creative Streets funding has been developed as part of Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery initiatives and is now open.

The grants are an opportunity for Council to partner with the community and encourage social connection at a time when social distancing is part of everyday life.

This funding supports projects that create experiences where people feel connected and is for new works or projects that can be delivered digitally. Projects will need to adhere to the State and Federal Government restrictions put in place in response to the pandemic. 

Council’s Senior Place Activation Officer Portia Wendt says ‘We’re excited about this additional, quick response round of Creative Streets. COVID-19 has changed not only the way we live, work and socialise but also the way we create and are entertained, moving us into the digital space even more than ever.’

‘This program is a way to support our community so they can deliver digital content in new and innovative ways.’

The types of projects that will be supported are those that test new ways of thinking, reflect the unique character of the Maitland community and are vibrant and creative. Individuals, friends, businesses, community groups and schools are all encouraged to apply.

The Quick Response Creative Streets funding is in addition to the existing Creative Streets After Dark funding round that is also currently open.

Applicants will have until midnight on Sunday 10 May to submit their proposal. To apply for the Quick Response Creative Streets funding and for more information go to maitland.nsw.gov.au/place-activation

The Quick Response Creative Streets funding forms part of Maitland City Council’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, which you can read more about online at maitland.nsw.gov.au