Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants

“Thank you NSW Writers’ Centre for awarding this grant to me. It has given back to me every single day through my writing and the new confidence in my writing has resulted in new confidence in myself…” – Kate Morell, Wagga Wagga

Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to help writers in regional NSW access professional development. Regional writers in any genre may apply for a travel grant of $300 to help them participate in an approved professional development event such as a workshop or seminar designed to further their writing or career skills.

Previous grant recipients include writers from areas such as Lismore, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Mudgee and Dubbo. They used their travel funds to attend professional development activities at Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, New England Writers’ Centre, Hunter Writers Centre and the NSW Writers’ Centre.

These grants are offered by the NSW Writers’ Centre with devolved funding from Create NSW.

Funding available: up to 5 travel grants of $300 each (plus GST) per round

  • Round 1 opening date: 4 June 2018
  • Round 1 closing date: 17 June 2018
  • For project period: 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018
  • Round 2 opening date: 19 November 2018
  • Round 2 closing date: 2 December 2018
  • For project period: 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019

How to apply

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

Please read the guidelines before commencing your application.

Refer also to the FAQs. The Create NSW definitions for Regional NSW can be found here.

For more information please contact us at [email protected] or by calling (02) 9555 9757.


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