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.


The grant is detailed below:

The Live Your Dream Grant will consist of 3 components:

  1. $5,000 CASH towards a project of  your choosing; PLUS
  2. In collaboration with Mona, 4 days recording in their new cutting edge recording studio “Frying Pan Studios”, plus 2 days post production valued at $3,600 (ex GST); AND
  3. 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 expert selection panel comprising local and national industry experts.


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 28th January 2024, so get cracking.


Applications will be assessed using specific assessment criteria and terms & conditions 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 encouraged to apply for this year’s grant.


For grant writing support, please visit .


The successful musician/band will be announced at the annual NBF grant-awarding event (date and venue 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.


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