Grant opportunities

Lotterywest’s vision, as the only government-owned lottery in Australia, is to build a better Western Australia together. We do this by working with organisations across the State to deliver projects and initiatives that achieve outcomes for our communities.

Our Community Investment Framework is a road map to support that vision.

To achieve our vision, we aim to provide funds across five priority areas:

  • Inclusive thriving community
  • Connected cultural experiences
  • Protected sustainable ecosystems
  • Smart innovative society
  • Active healthy people

For each priority area there are supporting statements that highlight what outcomes you should be seeking to achieve from your idea to support the Western Australian community.  If you need support, we can work with you to understand how your idea contributes towards achieving one or more of these outcomes.

CIF 2024We are committed to maximising the positive impact of our grants for the WA community.  This includes looking beyond the direct outcomes of an initiative to promoting practices that are respectful of Aboriginal peoples, inclusive, healthy, sustainable and child safe.

That’s why our Good Practice Requirements  apply to all grant requests received from 1 January 2024.

It is always good practice to engage with those who will benefit from, or be affected by, your initiative to make sure you are considering their needs and maximising impact.

Our team are here to help you think about what you might need in order to meet these requirements. This includes considering any costs associated with addressing the requirements as part of your grant.

Grassroots Community-Led

Our Grassroots Community-Led program is where organisations and the community are in the driver's seat. Come to us with your big (or small!) ideas to contribute towards making your community better and healthier.

Applications are open year-round, and we'll be looking to support grants which align to our priorities. From time to time we may also have grant rounds to target specific needs or opportunities. To stay up to date with Lotterywest grants, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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Developing Solutions

Our Developing Solutions program enables us to work strategically and proactively to achieve lasting change in key Lotterywest focus areas. We will develop a range of opportunities which might include bringing together partners, instigating collective impact initiatives, seeding new ideas, taking pilot projects to scale and working at systems change.

There are no applications for this grant program at this stage - our team will work directly with organisations to invite applications aligned to our focus areas. We will remain a partner in grant delivery.

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Watch our introduction to the Community Investment Framework webinar to learn more about Lotterywest’s grant-making.

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