Writing NSW Emerging Writing Organisation Grants


Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by Writing NSW to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in NSW.

Funding available: up to 2 grants of $5000 each (plus GST)

Opening date: 1 July 2019
Closing date: 28 July 2019
For project period: 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020

Emerging organisations must have started operating no earlier than 1 January 2016 and successfully delivered at least one activity to support writers and writing culture. They must not have previously received a grant of $5000 or more from State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to an organisation based in regional NSW or Western Sydney, provided an application is received that meets all of the grant criteria.

Funding may be used to assist emerging organisations, groups or collectives to deliver projects such as, for example:

  • Events or other writing-related activities
  • Development of digital or other platforms for writing
  • New forms of support or audience development for writers
  • Collaborative writing-related projects

Applicants are eligible to apply for organisational capacity building projects but must demonstrate outcomes directly related to writers or writing culture. Applicants will be required to submit a detailed budget for the project to be funded by the grant.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Create NSW SmartyGrants system by midnight on the closing date. You will need a SmartyGrants login.

Please read the guidelines before commencing your application.

Have a question? You might find an answer to it on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Contact us for all other enquiries.

These grants are offered by Writing NSW with devolved funding from Create NSW.