Grants Available in the Dungog Shire

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Applications open 9am, Friday 24 May 2019
Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 July 2019

About the Country Arts Support Program

CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Create NSW and is guided by the ACDP’s three major objectives:

  • A creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector renowned for excellence and innovation (Quality).
  • State-wide engagement with diverse audiences and communities (Reach).
  • A resilient NSW arts and cultural sector (Health) and cultural activities.


The aim of the Country Arts Support Program is to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants that:

  • Assist locally determined community arts and cultural activities.
  • Increase opportunities for regionally-based groups to access a diverse range of arts programs.
  • Enable communities to explore and express their cultural identities.
  • Bring social and economic benefits to the community through training, employment and promotional opportunities.
  • Lead to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.
  • Increase the sustainability and resilience of regionally based community arts organisations.

Applying via Smartygrants

If you have not used SmartyGrants before, you will need to set up an account. This account and password can be used to go back to your application at any time and will be the same for any other grants you might apply for in the future using the Smartygrants system.  Your application will be available to you until you click SUBMIT, or the closing date is reached.

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If you have any enquiries about CASP contact your local RADO or the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW Tel 02 9270 2502 Email:

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Return and Earn - NSW Container Deposit Scheme

From 1 December 2017, schools, charities and community groups can fundraise through Return and Earn by simply collecting eligible containers and redeeming them at collection points for 10 cents each.

This has great potential as a fundraising opportunity for sport while also helping the environment. Find out more about the Return and Earn initiative and how your club can get involved.

Schools, charities, community and sporting groups can fundraise through Return and Earn, simply by collecting eligible containers and redeeming them at collection points for 10 cents each.

Options include:

  • Collecting containers (and asking community members to donate their containers to your organisation)
  • Becoming a collection point
  • Having your organisation listed on reverse vending machines (where the public can choose to directly donate their refunds to you)

To find out more information on how your organisation can participate and fundraise through Return and Earn, click on the relevant fact sheet below. To register your interest to operate a collection point or to become a Return and Earn donation partner click

Please contact the Return and Earn project directly with further queries.