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 “crack the big time”.


We also offer a Kickstart Award which is for artists or bands starting their careers and want to get out of the garage and in to a professional recording studio for the first time – now is your chance.


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


The Grant/Kickstart Award are detailed below:


The Kickstart Award  consists of 2 components:

  1. 4 days (yes 4 days) in Red Planet Recording laying down your best onto digital format.
  2. Exposure and connections within the music industry to help navigate the challenges that the industry holds


The Live Your Dream Grant will consist of 2 components:

  1. We have topped up the financial assistance to $3,000 CASH!!!!
  2. Exposure and connections within the music industry to help navigate the challenges that the industry holds


Simply click on the relevant 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 29th January 2018 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.


The successful musicians/bands will be announced at the annual NBF fundraising event at the end of February 2018 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


Apply for the Kickstart Award Now