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Big ideas

Big Ideas

Big ideas grants can help organisations transform our communities and benefit future generations. They can be the catalyst for important change, create enduring community assets and support large scale projects.

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What we can support

  • Assets that relate to Western Australia's social, natural and built features that add significantly to Western Australia's resources and capital base and benefit many people over a long period of time (examples include Scitech Discover Centre, Albany Biodiversity Park)
  • Large scale projects that create exceptional opportunities, address important community issues and/or have a major community impact (examples include support to broadcast 'Opera in the Park' to regional communities; support towards development of the WA Data Linkage System, a world class health resource used for the ultimate benefit of all Western Australians)

Note: As grants for big ideas can be complex, we need to be involved from the outset. If your organisation is thinking about applying for this type of grant, please contact us as soon as possible.

What we look for

  • Widespread community involvement and opportunities for more people to join in community life
  • Significant, enduring impact
  • Unique, often world-class projects/events
  • Major support from a number of sources (whether financial or in-kind)
  • Partnership between government, community and the private sector
  • Sustainability of the asset, project or event
  • Ability of your organisation to deliver the project
  • Feasibility of the proposal (we may provide a grant towards this)

 Documents we need

  • A completed Lotterywest Grant Application Form
  • Your latest Annual Report if you have one, or AGM minutes if you don’t and the most recent audited financial statements
  • A copy of your Constitution
  • A comprehensive project budget
  • An ongoing management plan including an indicative budget (for buildings and community assets)

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