Our role in the community

We're extremely fortunate in Western Australia to have the only lottery in the nation, and one of the few in the world, where all profits are returned back to the community.

It's thanks to the people who play Lotterywest games and the small businesses that sell Lotterywest games that we're able to support organisations like yours who are contributing to make WA a great place to live.

For more information about Lotterywest sales, prizes and grants check out our Where the money goes page.

Achieving more impact

We have developed a Community Investment Framework to support our vision of ‘Building a better WA together’ and to strengthen the impact achieved with the grants supported by Lotterywest and Healthway.

To build a better WA together with you, we need to understand your initiative and how it will impact and benefit the WA community.

We are committed to:

  • making wise use of Lotterywest grant funding;
  • working with organisations to ensure their grants are impactful; and
  • showing the benefit of our grants for the community.

We support grassroots and community initiatives. We also work with communities and sectors that are developing solutions to help achieve a deeper, wider impact, or that will leave a lasting and significant community legacy.

Good Practice Requirements

We 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 is 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.