WA Sector support for resilient organisations

A total of $25 million is available to support not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations across WA to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

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A total of $25 million is available to support not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations across the State to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

The objective of this program is to contribute towards ensuring that eligible organisations are able continue delivering ongoing benefit for the WA community.

Three funding streams are available under this program. Please follow the below links for detailed eligibility criteria and assessment information.

  • Stream D – Up to $8 million for relief to sport and recreation organisations
  • Stream E – Up to $8 million for relief to culture and arts organisations
  • Stream F – Up to $9 million for relief to other community organisations

Applications must meet our eligibility criteria and the program objectives. We anticipate high demand which means that some organisations may not be successful and Lotterywest will not be able to fund all of an organisation's costs. Successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate how they will remain viable and continue to contribute to the WA community beyond the State of Emergency.

The following costs may be considered where support is not being provided by the Federal or State Government or other sources:

  1. Essential on-going operating costs to keep core services functioning during the crisis
  2. Equipment or other resources to support new ways of working during the current crisis and beyond
  3. Support related to immediate business planning needs
  4. Other demonstrable costs that cannot be deferred, refunded or claimed via insurance

Application Process

Applications are open between Friday 24 April and midnight Wednesday 13 May.

A request for an application form can be made by calling Lotterywest between the hours of 9-5pm (including weekends up until the grant closing date) on 133 777 or email grants@lotterywest.wa.gov.au with details of your request.

Stream D - Am I an eligible sport or recreation organisation?

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship that may affect their ability to support the WA community with future activities. There must be a clear public benefit arising from those future activities.

Funding is available to support sport and recreation clubs/associations, State Sporting Associations and sport and recreation industry representative organisations in WA to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

Applications are open to the following types of organisation:

  1. Sport and recreation club/association – incorporated association that delivers sport and recreation activities to the community; should be affiliated with a Western Australian State Sporting Association.
  2. Recognised State Sporting Association in Western Australia that receives Industry Investment Program funding from DLGSC
  3. Recognised Industry Representative Organisation/Peak Body in Western Australia that receives Industry Investment Program funding from DLGSC

Please note we're only accepting applications from incorporated associations where the organisation has updated its rules in alignment with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

For a full outline of criteria and guidelines for resilient funding support for sports and recreation organisations, including definitions of the term used above, click here.

Stream E - Am I an eligible arts or culture organisation?

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship that may affect their ability to support the WA community with future activities. There must be a clear public benefit arising from those future activities.

The program aims to contribute to the State’s creative economy by supporting arts and culture organisations to have the financial capacity to support the employment and development of professional artists and arts, cultural and creative workers.

Applications are open to:

  1. Not-for-profit organisations operating in the arts and culture sector;
  2. DLGSC multi-year funded arts organisations in the:
  • Arts Organisations Investment Program; and/or
  • Major Performing Arts Companies (National Partnership Organisations

Please note we're only accepting applications from incorporated associations where the organisation has updated its rules in alignment with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

For a full outline of criteria and guidelines for resilient funding support for arts and culture organisations click here.

Stream F - Am I an eligible community organisation?

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship that may affect their ability to support the WA community with future activities. There must be a clear public benefit arising from those future activities.

The program will contribute towards supporting community organisations to continue delivering ongoing benefits for the WA community.

Western Australian not-for-profit community organisations who are supported through Stream D or Stream E cannot apply.

All applicants must carry out charitable activities which are clearly identified in the purpose/objectives of their constituent documents. Any non-charitable purposes must be incidental.

Please note we're only accepting applications from incorporated associations where the organisation has updated its rules in alignment with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

For a full outline of criteria and guidelines for resilient funding support for community organisations click here.

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