Sharing the news

You’ve heard word from us that your grant application has been a success? Congratulations!

We’d love you to share the good news and hear from you about how your organisation is making a difference to the WA community.

Getting the word out that you have  received a Lotterywest grant lets people know that the money spent on Lotterywest games supports fantastic WA not for profit organisations. It’s also a great opportunity to raise your profile. Here’s how we can work together to spread the word!

With us

We know that there are many Lotterywest supported organisations out there doing amazing things to make WA a better place for us all to live. We hear inspirational anecdotes about a range of Lotterywest supported projects that make us laugh, warm our hearts and feel inspired – we want to hear more!

Call us or give us a shout out on social media with your updates and photos so we can share your news. Tag @Lotterywest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use our popular hashtag #lotterywest.

With the media

See our sample media release or use the following handy tips to get your story out there:

  • Let us know you would like to send a media release
  • Include your organisation’s name and contact details
  • Give brief, lively and colourful information and include direct personal quotes from your spokesperson
  • Send a clear, enticing and informative photo (at least 300 dpi high quality resolution) and suggest interesting photo/filming options
  • Speaking points and TV advertisements.

With your community

Events, grant announcements, official openings, conferences or other gatherings are great opportunities to help spread the word and acknowledge Lotterywest so we can improve our capacity to provide grants.

We have produced short video clips to help people understand that by playing Lotterywest games, you're helping to support the WA community. These can be provided to you, just contact us.

You can also spread the word in your speeches, newsletters and other communication. Here are some key points to get you started:

  • Lotterywest is unique. It is the only lottery in Australia, and one of the few in the world, where all the profits are returned directly back to the local community.
  • Lotterywest’s support for the community is possible only because of the small businesses and players that support the purchase of Lotterywest games. 
  • When you play Lotterywest games the money stays in Western Australia via grants, prizes and employment opportunities for locals. Every Western Australian is a winner.
  • In the 2017-18 financial year, Lotterywest provided $260 million to support the WA community and $463 million went back to WA winners.
  • In the 2017-18 financial year, 785 not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities shared in $104 million of direct grants. Lotterywest games are sold by over 500 small businesses who enjoy celebrating with players when they experience a win, as well as letting their customers know of the great community work Lotterywest grants are able to support.

It is increasingly difficult to grab the attention of an online audience. In order to make your message and story stand out, it's necessary to get creative with how you communicate it. Your visual (photo or video) can make or break your success in reaching an audience, especially if you want to share it with the media too.

Here are some tips of how to capture the impact of your project.

Grant certificate presentations

Grant certificate presentations are a public acknowledgement of your grant made by a Member of Parliament (MP). Sometimes these are simple events such as exchanging a handshake and photograph between your organisation and the MP. Or it may be a celebration and launch of your project with everyone involved attending. If your organisation has been selected for a grant certificate presentation a MP will contact you to make the arrangements.  Email so we can assist you and invite a Lotterywest representative to attend where possible.

Order Lotterywest supported signs and stickers

By displaying ‘Lotterywest supported’ signs and stickers you’re letting people know that every time you play a Lotterywest game, you’re supporting great community activities and organisations – just like yours!

Check out our promotional material order form to order online at no cost. Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Temporary signage for events, conferences, certificate presentations and official openings
  • Permanent signage including plaques and window decals for buildings, vehicle decals and stickers for equipment

To make sure your order arrives on time please allow five working days for metro orders and ten working days for country orders. We’re happy to assist with urgent orders too, just give us a call. Temporary signage is delivered with instructions on how to return it directly to our sign management company.

Use the Lotterywest logo

The Lotterywest logo is an important way to let others know that by playing Lotterywest games, they get to help their dreams and those of WA come to life. In FY2017-18 alone, $260 million was given back to WA's communities, thanks to Western Australians playing.

This logo can be used on your websites, publications and presentations to show Lotterywest's support for your organisation or project. Click on the Lotterywest brand guide for guidelines on how to download and use our logo.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I acknowledge Lotterywest support?

Yes, we would appreciate publicity of your grant, although the potential for this in no way influences our assessment. Most organisations are happy to acknowledge the support Lotterywest has provided and we know that this can also be of benefit to your organisation. Your grant approval letter will detail whether or not we have asked you to acknowledge our support.

How do I create successful partnerships?

Partnerships between organisations can deliver improved outcomes from streamlining administrative tasks and shared workspaces to working together to deliver a community project.

We often achieve more when we work with others. Many organisations say that their best partnerships have created opportunities and results never imagined when they started working together. The information below shares ideas to help you create successful partnerships.

There are many forms of partnership. For the purpose of this section, we are referring to a relationship which endures for a period ranging from a few months to several years.

Partnerships often develop between community organisations in the same sector working together to deliver better services, share facilities or combine administration functions.

Community-business partnerships develop when a community organisation works with private business to raise funds, build capacity, share work spaces, increase opportunities, improve outcomes or achieve other goals. Community organisations can also form partnerships with public sector agencies. This is most common at local government level however they are also developed at State or Federal level.

Good partnerships often have:

  • Support by the leadership of both partners
  • Mutual understanding and respect
  • Alignment of organisational values and culture
  • Careful and thorough planning
  • Well understood objectives for all parties and the partnership, as well as the resources required
  • Clear, open and regular communication throughout the partnership
  • Clarity on roles, responsibilities, goals and boundaries as well as criteria for success and how each party will exit the partnership when the time comes
  • Commitment and honesty
  • Shared responsibilities, contributions and benefits

Other helpful tips:

  • Don’t rush the beginning stage – take time getting to know each other
  • Start small. Tackle manageable objectives together first before taking on bigger ones
  • Build ownership of the partnership across all levels of organisations
  • Each partner should agree on issues such as requirements and responsibilities for risk and insurance
  • Decide who will communicate with the media
  • Be willing to learn and adapt as the partnership develops
  • Make time to communicate regularly
  • Look out for ways to add value to the partnership
  • Remember that business, government and community sectors can have different cultures relating to time and priorities
  • Express appreciation and communicate benefits
How can I be listed in the Lotterywest Directory of Consultants?

We’ve developed a Directory of Consultants to help our grants customers look for consultancy support to suit their 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 Grant Customers to do their own research to decide whether a consultant is suitable for their project. Grant Customers do not need to use the services of the consultants in the Directory for their project to be supported. We welcome your feedback to help us keep the Directory current and useful. If you are a consultant wishing to be considered for inclusion or if you want to update your details, contact us at: or call us.