AKC Support Kids to Participate
AKC gives monetary grants, allowing children to participate in cultural, artistic, musical, sporting and educational activities; enhancing a child’s wellbeing through inclusion.
How we fund
Artists for Kids’ Culture provides grant funding to enable art, cultural and sporting opportunities for children, aged 5–18 years, who are experiencing hardship and are vulnerable to missing out on enriching experiences. We fund a broad scope of activity and need, funding individuals and group projects.
To apply for a grant please read the following information.
PLEASE NOTE: We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month to assess grant applications.
Category A – Individual Child
Application to fund an individual child for a wide variety of activities including music, art, sport, cultural activities and experiences etc, camps, personal development (i.e. art therapy). Funding is limited to $1,500 per child over a 12 month period. ($3,500 per family). Please apply 1 – 2 months in advance but we will also consider emergency funding.
Category A+ Individual Child to Continue: A child recently funded by AKC (within the last 6 months) and continuing with the same activity, with the same teacher. (Please ALSO complete the “KIDS’ Feedback Form” at the bottom of this page
Category B – Group Project
Group projects or activities should be operated by or in conjunction with an organisation authorised to deliver child or youth services i.e. Schools or Adventure Playgrounds. Please apply 2-3 months in advance of project beginning.
Category B+ – Group Project to Continue:
A group project recently funded by AKC (within the last 12 months) and applying for the same or similar support. (Please ALSO complete the GROUP Project Feedback form)
Category C – Innovate
Innovate is for artists and community groups interested in developing new and innovative community arts practices or activities to support children experiencing hardship. Up to $5000 is available for projects. In addition to this application form please provide evidence of project planning, community support and consultation, and a budget. Applications accepted all year round.
Category D – AKC Scholarships: $2000 each for Music, Dance, Sport, Film, Art & Theatre
We are keen to help kids with our newly created Scholarships go to the next level in their chosen activity. Financial difficulties and hardship may make things like attending camps or buying new equipment impossible. Through our scholarships we hope to enable participation, where a kid may otherwise miss out.