Emergency relief

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

What we can support

Funds to help those in critical need, towards the cost of food, clothing, shelter; transport or other needs. Up to 15% of the grant may be used to administer the emergency relief service.

 
What we’re looking for

  • Understanding of the needs of the people you plan to support
  • Links with other emergency relief agencies
  • How you plan to manage and distribute the funds
  • A budget detailing the total cost of the emergency relief service
  • Capability to deliver the service and to manage the grant
  • A working relationship with public hospitals (where emergency relief is provided to patients of public hospitals)
  • We encourage joint proposals from service providers who work in the same region

 
What we need from you

  • A completed Lotterywest grant application form
  • Your organisation’s latest Annual Report (if you don’t have one, your AGM minutes and the most recent audited financial statements)
  • A copy of your Constitution or equivalent document (not required for Local Government Authorities)

If your group is unincorporated, there are other things we need from you. Find out more in our getting started section.

 
Resources

For a comprehensive list of tools and resources to guide you through the application process, visit the how to apply page.

Approved grants list

Use the table below to view Lotterywest grants approved in the last year, and find out more about what’s being supported in your community.

Click the column headers to filter results, or type a keyword into the search box to find specific results.

REQ. NO. REQ COMMISS HEAR DATE Date Recipient Subprogram Desc Purpose AGENDA SUM PUBLICATION Amount Suburb Postcode Region Name Location LGA Name

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I ask for?

We accept applications from $1,000 upwards. Please don't under or over estimate your request. Apply for the amount that will serve the need properly.

  • There are limits for unincorporated groups and organisations not GST registered. The limit is a combined total of up to $15,000 for each financial year.
How long is the process?

If your application is complete when you submit it to us  it will generally take four months to progress to the Lotterywest Board for consideration. If your request is more complex, or there are aspects of your application that are outstanding or need development, it can take longer. Please factor in these timeframes for funding your event or project. We will let you know as soon as possible if your application is not eligible for Lotterywest support, not ready to progress or hasn’t provided enough time for us to assess it before you need an outcome.

How likely am I to be successful?

Lotterywest approves around 1,000 grant applications every year. Our intent is to support your idea if we can.

Check out our common grant types to find the one that fits best with your request and then please call us to discuss and get some guidance from our team members before you submit an application.

How many times can I apply?

There are no set limits on how often you can apply. We consider the need for the request and the benefit it will support. Please call us if you plan to make multiple applications in a year so we can work with you on how best to do this.

How much information should I provide?

We have no limit on the amount of information you can provide, although we encourage you to provide only the level of detail necessary. If your application includes a lot of information, it can be helpful if you add an index to your attachments. It may also be useful to provide a summary to give us an overview of your request.