SPARC Support Grant Program

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The Shaping Plans to Advance Regional Culture (SPARC) Cultural Plan details the priorities for Council’s development for arts and culture in the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area. Developed to be a living document, it serves to define the key priorities and actions that collectively will provide our strategic direction. The plan will help to determine Council’s role in developing regional culture and positions the organisation to meet the cultural needs of the region.

The SPARC Support Grant Program has been established to support the deliverables of the SPARC Cultural Plan, and will allow Council to evaluate the success of applicants against the outcomes they intended to achieve.

Applications will be assessed based on how the project or program directly supports the actions within the SPARC Cultural Plan (PDF 27.7MB).

All applicants must read and understand the SPARC Support Grant Program Guidelines (PDF 344.3KB).


Applications from community groups, organisations and individuals can be submitted in two rounds. Eligible for consideration are projects and programs that align with the actions under the SPARC Cultural Development Plan. 

Round 2 open Monday 4 March 2024 to Monday 15 April 2024. 

Each round of funding will have a total financial allocation of $10,000.

Applicants will be able to apply for up to $10,000 each round.

All applicants will be required to submit an application online via Smarty Grants. No paper applications or applications via email or fax will be accepted.

All applicants must read and understand the SPARC Support Grant program Guidelines and the SPARC Cultural Plan before completing their application.

To submit your application, please Click Here.


Dubbo Regional Council's Cultural Development Coordinator

P: 02 6801 4000


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Last Edited: 04 Mar 2024

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