Need the right tools to get the job done? We have grants designed to help get the necessary equipment in place to support your community.

What we will need to understand about the equipment

Our support for equipment can include:

  • Information communications technology
  • Vehicles and vehicle modifications
  • Furniture and office equipment.

The coming together of Lotterywest and Healthway created an opportunity to align our grant making strategy, and build synergies to maximise our community support through a shared Community Investment Framework. We’ll work with you to identify which priority area your equipment fits into and to identify relevant outcomes.

Click on the diagram below to find out more about the Community Investment Framework.

The following are considerations that will help you in completing your application.

What will the equipment help you achieve?

  • Why do you need the equipment?
  • What and who will the equipment be used for?
  • What will the equipment help achieve for your community or service users? 
  • What other options have been explored (e.g. hiring or sharing equipment) and how is this proposal the best option? The equipment should be shared where possible to provide maximum impact and utilisation for the community (e.g. vehicles should be in daily use).      

What resources are you contributing and what do you need?

  • What are you requesting from Lotterywest?
  • How much money is your organisation contributing? If the equipment is part of a larger project we need to understand what else you are contributing (may include money, time, staff resources).
  • Does the equipment relate to Government funded services? Lotterywest doesn’t provide grants for elements purchased by Government or under individualised funding arrangements.
  • Who have you partnered with? We look for partnership approaches such as other financial contributions or in-kind partners. This can include other government funding, donations of land or construction materials.
  • Is your organisation able to manage and financially maintain the equipment?

We don’t support:

  • Ongoing operating or maintenance costs;
  • Customisation, such as of software, unless there is a strong case to show why this is needed and is the best option;
  • Replacement of equipment, vehicles or  IT infrastructure previously purchased with a Lotterywest grant; and
  • Vehicles for personal staff use and/or that form part of a salary packaging arrangements.

How will you know you have made a difference? (Outcomes)

  • How will you demonstrate what the Lotterywest grant helped achieve for the community? Consider using tools like stories, photos and community feedback.
  • What will be the short term and long term outcomes?
  • Our Grants team can help you plan for measuring the community impact of your equipment.

What else you need to provide

We may ask for additional information to support your application which can include:

  • Overview of the event program and budget;
  • Event management plan including your risk management strategy; and


  • For individual items over $3,000 - two written quotes are required
  • For items under $3,000 - a written estimate by the supplier / quote or proof of advertised price.
  • Low value, miscellaneous items can be grouped together up to $3,000 and do not require additional information.

Further information is available in the Lotterywest Portal when you start your application.


For a comprehensive list of tools and resources to guide you through the application process, visit the Developing your Application page.

Your application

We encourage you to speak with our Grants team about your proposal, request amount and any additional information you may need to prepare, prior to submitting your application. Call us on 133 777 or email

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