Nick Balcombe Foundation | The Grant
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The Grant

Through Nick’s legacy the Nick Balcombe Foundation (NBF) offers a ‘leg up’ via an annual grant, to a motivated and enthusiastic up and coming musician and/or band from Tasmania. This person or band, will ideally be at a stage in their career where they are ready to take their music to the next level.


The NBF has taken on board some invaluable feedback from our previous winners and we have boosted the grant/award.


The Grant is detailed below:

The Live Your Dream Grant will consist of 2 components:

  1. We have topped up the financial assistance to $6,000 CASH!!!!
  2. Exposure and connections within the music industry to help navigate the challenges that the industry holds


Plus, the top six entries as determined by the Nick Balcombe Foundation will be reviewed by an the expert selection panel comprising local and national industry experts. This panel includes a national independent music distributor, the general manager of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, the curator for A Festival Called Panama, the music curator for Sydney Festival, an executive producer for Rising Melbourne, a renowned indie rocker, and acclaimed DJ and more!


Simply click on the online application form below and follow the prompts. As the Grant is to further your musical career please outline how you believe the financial component should be used. Applications close 23th January 2022, so get cracking.


Applications will be assessed using specific assessment criteria by a panel composed of committee members, family and music industry colleagues. Candidates may be contacted for further information or interview.


All applicants who were not successful last year are definitely encouraged to apply for this year’s grant.


For grant writing support, please visit .


The successful musician/bands will be announced at the annual NBF grant-awarding event in March 2022 (details TBC) and contacted by phone, email or in person prior to the announcement.


We want to help you live your dream so that Nick’s can live on.


Apply for the Live Your Dream Grant Now