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 will be supported where they 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, and applications by invitation.

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.
  • Expressions of interest for the Strengthening and Adapting Organisations program will open in August or September 2020.

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

Please call us to discuss  your ideas, register your interest in our upcoming webinar 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.