I am an APRA AMCOS member - can I apply for an APRA Music Grant to pay for the recording or marketing of my new album?

No. Our music grants are not available to fund individual projects.

I am looking for help to tour my band overseas. Can I apply for an APRA Music Grant for financial support?

No. Our music grants are not available to fund individual bands touring domestically or overseas.

Who decides the grant allocations?

Grants are reviewed and determined by the Board Awards and Music Grants Committee and approved at the full meeting of the APRA Board in July/August. 

I have already submitted my application – can I add supporting material?

We will accept supporting material up to the end of June of the year you apply. If you are submitting via post, you must notify the Music Grants Manager  or Music Grants Administrator ahead of time. Please be advised that this material will not be returned. Any additional material you provide must be clearly marked as supporting material to your named application.

Before I submit my application I would like to discuss my application in more detail - who do I contact?

Contact Chris O'Neill - Music Grants Manager on 03 9426 5202 - grants@apra.com.au or Jessica McDonald, Music Grants Administrator on 1800 642 634 - grants@apra.com.au. Please include your name and contact number.

I am unsure of how much money to request in my application.

Our music grants are not intended to be the leading sponsor of any event, program or initiative. The grants aim to fund activities that support the promotion of the musical works of Australian and New Zealand composers. The grant application form will ask you to provide evidence (if available) of other financial contributions. If you would like to discuss amounts please email grants@apra.com.au.

Must I use the grant by 30 June?

Our music grants are awarded as part of an annual financial year cycle. If you do not use your grant by 30 June of the financial year it was awarded, you will need to re-apply for the grant in the next cycle. Grants cannot be carried over to the following financial year.

Can I make a variation to the project once the grant has been approved?

Yes, although all variations to the projects must be discussed with National Manager and approved in writing prior to the use. Send variation requests to grants@apra.com.au.

Can I challenge the board decision once it has been made?

The APRA AMCOS Board's decision is final. Applicants may request to discuss the outcome with us, however we are not required to provide applicants with reason for the outcome. Requests for feedback regarding the outcome must be received within 14 days of the applicant being advised that a funding request was declined.

What if I have two separate projects from the one organisation?

You may submit more than one application but they must be on separate application forms.

Why do I need to supply the Terms and Conditions of song competitions?

We ask for a copy to ensure that the conditions are in line with APRA AMCOS membership conditions.

What if I miss the application deadline?

For projects that occur within the upcoming financial year after August please contact grants@apra.com.au.

Can I change the conditions of the grant once the Board has made a decision?

In certain cases variations to your projects may be accepted. All variations must be sent in writing to the Music Grants Manager via grants@apra.com.au. This must include all aspects that are to be varied (including any new budget). You will be advised if your variation is successful.

My funded project is complete. How do I start my acquittal form?

Attention 2018-19 Music Grants recipients: your acquittal will go via SmartyGrants. Contact grants@apra.com.au for more information.

2017-18 Music Grants recipients: please download a PDF of the form.

APRA AMCOS requires that all Music Grant recipients submit a completed Acquittal form two (2) months after the project/event - or no later than 31 May in the financial year of funding (whichever occurs first).

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