Grant opportunities

We’re prioritising funding for communities and organisations supporting COVID-19 recovery

Western Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been world leading. Now we’re targeting Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Relief Fund on supporting recovery for our communities and economy.

A broader recovery focus

To do this, we are continuing the Supporting the Most Vulnerable, Building Community and Strengthening and Adapting grant programs with a broader scope to fund initiatives which support recovery aligned to the key outcomes of these grant programs.

Targeted priorities within grant programs

The number of Expressions of Interest and applications to the COVID-19 Relief Fund has been unprecedented. To manage this, we will be prioritising applications which respond to more targeted priorities within each grant program.

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

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

  • Supporting the Most Vulnerable
    • Applications for the Crisis and Emergency Relief stream are open now and close 30 June 2021.
    • Applications for the Prevention and Early Intervention stream are open now and close 30 April 2021.
  • Building Community
    • EOIs are open now and close 31 March 2021
    • Those invited to apply following EOI will have until 30 April 2021 to submit their application.
  • Strengthening and Adapting Organisations
    • Applications will be open via a grant round between noon Wednesday 27 January and 5pm on Wednesday 24 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.