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Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

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Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Program

COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on communities in Australia and around the world, including on creative and cultural activity. To support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate, this program provides finance to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events, and to build confidence amongst investors, producers and consumers. This will support employment of artists and workers in the arts and entertainment sector and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.


Before starting this application you should ensure that you have read and understood the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Guidelines.

We also recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions

Privacy statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will treat your personal information according to the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles. This includes letting you know:

  • what personal information we collect
  • why we collect your personal information
  • who we give your personal information to.

Your personal information can only be disclosed to someone else for the primary purpose for which it was collected, unless an exemption applies.

The Australian Government may also use and disclose information about grant applicants and grant recipients under this grant opportunity in any other Australian Government business or function. This includes disclosing grant information on GrantConnect as required for reporting purposes and giving information to the Australian Taxation Office for compliance purposes.

We may share the information you give us with other Commonwealth entities for purposes including government administration, research or service delivery, according to Australian laws.

As part of your application, you declare your ability to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles and impose the same privacy obligations on officers, employees, agents and subcontractors that you engage to assist with the activity, in respect of personal information you collect, use, store, or disclose in connection with the activity. Accordingly, you must not do anything, which if done by the department, would breach an Australian Privacy Principle as defined in the Act.

When to submit

You can make an application at any time between now and 31 December 2021 (subject to allocation of funds). The program cannot fund any activity that has occurred before the execution of a Grant Agreement.  Activities under this funding application can take a maximum of two years. Financial commitments cannot be made until execution of the grant agreement, approximately 10-12 weeks after application submission.

Additional assessment recommendations may be made outside of these timeframes. Any updates to this indicative timing will be published at