Grant opportunities

We’re prioritising funding for communities and organisations affected by COVID-19

As the needs of the WA community relating to COVID-19 evolve, the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund is evolving too. Whilst the immediate health crisis has passed in Western Australia, COVID-19 has resulted in hardship and secondary impacts alongside a potential risk of a future pandemic crisis.

In 2020-21, the Fund includes three grant programs developed to reflect this. The programs have been designed to provide support to eligible organisations (e.g. not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities) to assist individuals experiencing hardship; communities wanting to reconnect; and organisations to become stronger for the future.

Applications may be supported where they present a sound initiative and clearly demonstrate a link to a COVID-19 Relief Fund program and stream outlined below.  

Grant programs

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We’re working differently to ensure the best outcomes for WA

Lotterywest is implementing new grant processes to ensure a balance between funds being distributed in a timely manner and achieving the greatest impact possible.

This looks a little different to our previous way of working, and includes a mixture of open applications, expression of interest (EOI) processes, applications by invitation and grant rounds.

An overview of the key milestones and timings for each grant program is provided here. Please note: these timelines are subject to change

Key dates

  • Applications for the Supporting the Most Vulnerable grant program are now open.
  • Expressions of interest for the Building Community grant program are now open.
  • Applications for the first Strengthening and Adapting Organisations grant round were accepted between noon Monday 24 August and closed at 5:00pm on Monday 21 September. The second grant round is planned for February 2021.

For detailed information please visit the Supporting the Most Vulnerable, Building Community, or Strengthening and Adapting Organisations pages.

We invite you to call us and discuss your ideas or sign up for our grants mailing list for updates.

Lotterywest Grants Webinar

Got a spare moment? Watch this webinar to find out all about the current Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grants program.

To view our latest webinar on the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund Strengthening and Adapting Organisations program, click here.