Making a difference

Every year, Lotterywest supports hundreds of community organisations through our direct grants program, with grants totaling over $100 million dollars.

This considerable support offers us exciting opportunities to work with charitable or benevolent initiatives which help make WA a better place for all. So if that sounds like something you would like to explore, take a look at the range of grant types or simply call to talk with us about your idea.

Anzac centenary

Anzac centenary

The Centenary is an opportunity to remember the contribution of the original Anzacs, and all Australian service personnel, in war and peace keeping efforts.

Big ideas

Big ideas

Think your idea is the catalyst for important change that transforms our community?

Community & workplace buildings

Community & workplace buildings

Community and workplace building grants can help develop spaces where people can come together to share interests, seek support, or carry out work for community organisations.

Community events

Community events

Community events grants support bringing communities together to celebrate who they are and what they value, through events like festivals, fairs and awareness days.

Community spaces outdoor

Community spaces outdoor

Outdoor community spaces grants help create spaces for people to come together

Emergency relief

Emergency relief

Emergency relief grants support the important work of organisations assisting people in urgent need of food, clothing, shelter, transport and other essentials.

Furniture & equipment

Furniture & equipment

Need the right tools for the job? Whatever that may be, we have grants designed to help community organisations get furniture and equipment in place!

Heritage & conservation

Heritage & conservation

Heritage and Conservations grants help organisations conserve, protect, explain and share various aspects of our heritage.

IT & web

IT & web

Information technology and web grants can help organisations innovate, build their capacity and add value to their business.

Organisational development

Organisational development

Looking ahead and being more effective is an essential part of any organisation’s success. Organisational development grants can help organisations learn, explore options, plan and develop for the future.

Projects

Projects

Good ideas are behind every project that makes our community a better place. Project grants can assist you in getting your project up and running.

Regional performing arts

Regional performing arts

We want to give people living in small regional towns and remote areas the opportunity to participate in performing arts shows and events.

Research

Research

Research is fundamental. It builds knowledge, shapes policy development and informs service delivery in the community.

Sector development

Sector development

Sectors working better together is an essential part of improving services to communities. Sector development grants can support not-for-profit sectors to build their capacity, plan for the future and trial new ways of working.

Trails

Trails

Trails grants can help with the planning, development and promotion of all types of trails such as walking, cycling, horse riding and paddling routes to support active recreation in the natural environment.

Vehicles

Vehicles

From cars and buses to tractors, boats and caravans, we can assist your organisation to provide safe and convenient transport for clients and assist in service operations.

Apply for a Lotterywest grant

We receive around 1,000 grant applications each year and aim to support as many of those as we possibly can.

We provide grants for not-for-profit organisations or local government authorities. Not-for-profit organisations can range from small unincorporated groups to large multi-functional organisations. Grants can support charitable or benevolent purposes. Visit our how to apply section where you’ll find a broad overview of who we support, and how we support them. Hopefully this will help you get your application up and running!