Strengthening and Adapting Organisations

Applications for the second and final grant round for this Program are now closed.

There has been strong interest in the COVID-19 Relief Fund and we have received a high number of applications. We thank you for your patience if you are waiting to hear about the outcome of your application.

We are preparing for next financial year

From July 2021, Lotterywest will return to grant making under its Community Investment Framework. The Framework sets out five key priority areas and desired outcomes to benefit the WA community.

We will be looking to support eligible organisations that demonstrate how their grant contributes towards achieving one, or multiple outcomes in their community.

Please register here to stay up to date with information about our grant making for 2021-22 as it evolves.

We’re proud to support organisations to adapt and thrive

The objective of this grant program is to is to support organisations to prepare for and implement longer-term organisational changes to foster more innovative, collaborative and resilient networks that can better serve the needs of WA communities during and following the COVID-19 crisis.

Grant applications must seek to achieve one or more of the outcomes outlined below.

  1. Enhanced organisational governance and capability to be stronger and well positioned to respond to any further crisis
  2. The development of innovative business models or service delivery models that support community organisations and the not-for-profit sector achieve greater impact
  3. Enhanced collaboration across the not-for-profit-sector towards shared goals

Great projects are happening across WA

Here’s some recent examples of grants under the Strengthening and Adapting Organisations  program:

FORM- Towards a digital engagement arts project to enhance educational outcomes for children and young people in Western Australia.

FORM has received $83,000 under the Innovative Service Model stream to develop and implement the Scribblers Distributed Festival Model, a series of virtual engagements and activations encompassing an exhibition and education program with high profile national and international artists over a six-month period. This festival will reach out to marginalised and low socio-economic communities and provide content for young people and support staff who are experiencing heightened anxiety and mental health issues due to the pandemic.

Health Consumers Council - Towards a collaboration of 11 organisations to co-design and develop advocacy training to support service delivery to vulnerable people.

COVID-19 has crystallised the need for the community sector to collaborate to address gaps in advocacy service knowledge and delivery for vulnerable community members. The Advocacy Workforce: Advancing Rights and Equity (AWARE) project has been supported with a grant of $120,620 and is a collaboration between 11 organisations to co-design and develop advocacy training to improve service delivery to vulnerable people.

CARAD - Towards information communication technology to allow remote access working for volunteers and staff.

CARAD experienced a significant increase in the number of people at risk of homelessness and experiencing food insecurity contacting their office for help due to COVID-19. This grant of $129,320 will help provide CARAD with a fully integrated system that will transform their current desktop way of working to cloud based with remote access and improve service delivery outcomes for vulnerable community members.