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!

What we can support

We support the purchase of furniture and equipment such as office items, telephone and filing systems, resource materials, whitegoods, toys, musical instruments and workshop tools.

To give you a better idea of what this type of grant can support, here are some examples:

  • Educational toys to support early learning activities for children
  • Office and household furniture for services supporting people with disabilities
  • Craft equipment for hobby groups such as needle craft and pottery
  • Diagnostic equipment for community-based preventative health services
  • Tools for community woodwork or metalwork groups
  • Domestic appliances for women’s refuges and senior’s centres
  • Machinery to repair and recycle toys for disadvantaged children in remote communities
  • Emergency equipment for organisations helping neglected animals
  • Musical equipment for community bands performing at charity events
  • Outdoor equipment for programs to support the personal development of young people
  • Meeting room furniture for a community centre

Feel free to think broadly about what your organisation needs, because chances are, we can help.

 
What we’re looking for

  • How the equipment will benefit the people who will use it
  • The suitability of the equipment for its purpose
  • Your organisation’s ability to maintain and replace the equipment

 
What we need from you

  • 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
  • Two written quotes for items over $3,000; a written estimate, advertised price, or one written quote for items under $3,000 (low value, miscellaneous items can be grouped together to $1,000)

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 are applications assessed?

Your application will be assessed by a member of our team who then makes a recommendation to the Lotterywest Board. Our Board reviews all grant recommendations. A final recommendation is then presented to the Minister for Lotterywest for approval.

A typical grant process looks like this:

  1. Seek information via website
  2. Talk with us about your proposal
  3. Gather your requirements and necessary documentation
  4. Develop and submit your application
  5. Assessment, including referee checks and any follow up conversation with you
  6. Our internal review and recommendation to the Board
  7. Board meeting and review
  8. Recommendation to the Minister for Lotterywest
  9. Application decision and advice
  10. Grant payment and acquittal
  11. Sharing your good news
Which form do I fill out to apply for a grant?

Our range of grant types gives you an idea of what we can support. If your idea doesn't fit one of these or your request covers more than one grant type, please call us.

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Grant application forms expire 6 months after being downloaded from our website. If your form has expired, please call us for advice on how to progress your application. Grant application forms cannot be downloaded from mobile devices.