Anzac centenary

Between 2014 and 2018, Australia commemorates 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Centenary is an opportunity to remember the contribution of the original Anzacs, and all Australian service personnel, in war and peace keeping efforts. During this period, we’re offering grants to help communities share and record their stories and experiences of the First World War.

What we can support

  • History projects
  • Documented research
  • Oral histories
  • Interpretation of images, artefacts and exhibitions
  • Events

The focus may be on many different aspects of WA war history, for example; Aboriginal service men and women, post-war migration to WA, prisoners of war from WA or the impact of war on women.


What we’re looking for

  • Benefit of the project to the Western Australian community
  • Evidence of historical integrity and significance
  • Evidence of broader community interest in the project
  • Planning that indicates that the project will be completed within the Anzac Centenary commemoration period (2014-2018)
  • Evidence of consultation with relevant stakeholders and community support
  • Adherence with conservation practices and standards (if applicable)


What we need from you

  • A completed Lotterywest grant application
  • Two written quotes for items over $3,000; a written estimate, advertised price, or one written quote for items under $3,000 (low value, miscellaneous items can be grouped together to $1,000
  • A project budget (including salary costs)
  • A draft manuscript and plan for the materials preservation and archiving (if relevant)

If your grant application is for an event, we will also need the following

  • An overview of the event program
  • A project budget (that details what Lotterywest support is requested for)
  • An event management plan including your risk management strategy, and evaluation plan (relative to the size and nature of the event)

We also need additional information about your organisation. Find out more in our getting started section.


For a comprehensive list of tools and resources to guide you through the application process, visit the how to apply page.


Legal Deposit in Western Australia

Under the Legal Deposit Regulations 2013, publishers are required to deposit copies of their publications with the State Library of Western Australia. This system of Legal Deposit ensures that works of authors and publishers will be preserved for present and future generations. The Regulations apply to publications published in Western Australia, by a person who is a resident of WA, or whose principle place of business is in WA. A publication is any work that has been made available to the public and can be in any format: a book, newspaper, journal, pamphlet, map, printed music, film, CD, DVD, computer disk or other device.

Approved grants list

Use the table below to view Lotterywest grants approved in the last year, and find out more about what’s being supported in your community.

Click the column headers to filter results, or type a keyword into the search box to find specific results.

REQ. NO. REQ COMMISS HEAR DATE Date Recipient Subprogram Desc Purpose AGENDA SUM PUBLICATION Amount Suburb Postcode Region Name Location LGA Name

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I ask for?

We accept applications from $1,000 upwards. Please don't under or over estimate your request. Apply for the amount that will serve the need properly.

  • There are limits for unincorporated groups and organisations not GST registered. The limit is a combined total of up to $15,000 for each financial year.
How long is the process?

If your application is complete when you submit it to us, it will generally take three months to progress to the Lotterywest Board for consideration. If your request is more complex, or there are aspects of your application that are outstanding or need development, it can take longer. Please factor in these timeframes for funding your event or project. We will let you know as soon as possible if your application is not eligible for Lotterywest support, not ready to progress or hasn’t provided enough time for us to assess it before you need an outcome.

How likely am I to be successful?

Lotterywest approves around 1,000 grant applications every year. Our intent is to support your idea if we can.

Check out our common grant types to find the one that fits best with your request and then please call us to discuss and get some guidance from our team members before you submit an application.

How much information should I provide?

There's no limit to the amount of information you can provide, although we encourage you to only provide the necessary level of detail.

Should I engage a consultant?

Whether you are developing a strategic, business or marketing plan, conducting a training review, planning your information and communications technology needs or designing a community facility - engaging a consultant may help in the following circumstances:

  • If you need expert advice
  • When you don't have enough people to do the work
  • If attempts to do something internally haven't worked
  • To help move past internal differences of opinion
  • When you need a fresh view
  • To challenge your organisation’s culture and assumptions

Choose a consultant who is recommended by others and has a proven track record in providing relevant, high quality advice. They should also have the ability to offer fresh ideas and someone who understands your organisation, its work and values so that they may add value by sharing and building skills with your staff.

We can help with the cost of engaging a consultant, for details please refer to our organisational development grants. You may also want to explore options for pro bono (free) or discounted consultancy support.

We’ve developed a Directory of Consultants to help you look for consultancy support to suit your project. The Lotterywest Directory of Consultants provides details of consultants, together with referees, who’ve provided services to other community organisations and/or local government authorities in a range of areas.

The inclusion of a consultant in the Directory is not an endorsement of their work by Lotterywest. It is up to you to do your own research to decide whether a consultant is suitable for your project. You do not need to use the services of one of these consultants for your project to be supported. We welcome your feedback to help us keep the Directory current and useful.

Other helpful tips:

  • Don’t hire a consultant to justify a decision that has already been made
  • Make sure everyone in your organisation understands what the consultant is doing and what will be provided
  • Provide a clear written brief to the consultant before engaging them outlining what you want done and why
  • Make sure you agree what you want the consultant to deliver, together with a defined timeframe
  • Check the contract before you sign and engage the consultant
  • Be prepared to modify the contract if circumstances change
  • Use the contract as a reference point to make sure you receive what you have agreed before making a final payment

Common Use Agreements (CUAs) are whole-of-government standing offers. They are awarded to a single or panel of suppliers to provide goods or services commonly used by government agencies. Western Australian public authorities, other government entities, local government authorities and registered Public Benevolent Institutions can buy from CUA suppliers. Your organisation may be in a position to benefit from CUA arrangements. Find out more at Contracts WA.

The Connecting Up Suppliers Directory connects Not-For-Profit organisations with IT providers. Visit Connecting Up for more information.