Sector support for resilient organisations

  

Applications closed midnight Wednesday 13 May 2020.

What support is available?

A total of $25 million is available to support not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations across the State to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

The objective of this program is to contribute towards ensuring that eligible organisations are able continue delivering ongoing benefit for the WA community.

Three funding streams are available under this program. Please follow the below links for detailed eligibility criteria and assessment information.

  • Stream D – Up to $8 million for relief to sport and recreation organisations
  • Stream E – Up to $8 million for relief to culture and arts organisations
  • Stream F – Up to $9 million for relief to other community organisations

Applications must meet our eligibility criteria and the program objectives. We anticipate high demand which means that some organisations may not be successful and Lotterywest will not be able to fund all of an organisation's costs. Successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate how they will remain viable and continue to contribute to the WA community beyond the State of Emergency.

The following costs may be considered where support is not being provided by the Federal or State Government or other sources:

  1. Essential on-going operating costs to keep core services functioning during the crisis
  2. Equipment or other resources to support new ways of working during the current crisis and beyond
  3. Support related to immediate business planning needs
  4. Other demonstrable costs that cannot be deferred, refunded or claimed via insurance

Application Process

Applications closed midnight Wednesday 13 May 2020.

Stream D - Am I an eligible sport or recreation organisation?

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship that may affect their ability to support the WA community with future activities. There must be a clear public benefit arising from those future activities.

Funding is available to support sport and recreation clubs/associations, State Sporting Associations and sport and recreation industry representative organisations in WA to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

Applications are open to the following types of organisation:

  1. Sport and recreation club/association – incorporated association that delivers sport and recreation activities to the community; should be affiliated with a Western Australian State Sporting Association.
  2. Recognised State Sporting Association in Western Australia that receives Industry Investment Program funding from DLGSC
  3. Recognised Industry Representative Organisation/Peak Body in Western Australia that receives Industry Investment Program funding from DLGSC

Individuals, for-profit organisations and local government authorities are not eligible.

Incorporated Associations who wish to apply will need to have updated their Constitution in line with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

For a full outline of criteria and guidelines for resilient funding support for sports and recreation organisations, including definitions of the term used above, click here.

Stream E - Am I an eligible arts or culture organisation?

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship that may affect their ability to support the WA community with future activities. There must be a clear public benefit arising from those future activities.

The program aims to contribute to the State’s creative economy by supporting arts and culture organisations to have the financial capacity to support the employment and development of professional artists and arts, cultural and creative workers.

Applications are open to:

  1. Not-for-profit organisations operating in the arts and culture sector;
  2. DLGSC multi-year funded arts organisations in the:
  • Arts Organisations Investment Program; and/or
  • Major Performing Arts Companies (National Partnership Organisations

Individuals, for-profit organisations and local government authorities are not eligible.

Incorporated Associations who wish to apply will need to have updated their Constitution in line with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

For a full outline of criteria and guidelines for resilient funding support for arts and culture organisations click here.

Stream F - Am I an eligible community organisation?

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial hardship that may affect their ability to support the WA community with future activities. There must be a clear public benefit arising from those future activities.

The program will contribute towards supporting community organisations to continue delivering ongoing benefits for the WA community.

Western Australian not-for-profit community organisations who are supported through Stream D or Stream E cannot apply. Individuals, for-profit organisations and local government authorities are not eligible.

All applicants must carry out charitable activities which are clearly identified in the purpose/objectives of their constituent documents. Any non-charitable purposes must be incidental.

Incorporated Associations who wish to apply will need to have updated their Constitution in line with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

For a full outline of criteria and guidelines for resilient funding support for community organisations click here.

Developing Your Application

Organisations are required to articulate the financial impact to their organisation’s sustainability over the period 16 March to 15 September 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19. Funding will be scalable in response to the impact reported for each organisation.

To support your application, you will need to provide details of the impact of COVID-19 on your organisation’s finances, programs and operations, how you propose to reposition your organisation in order to retain staff and maintain a minimum level or activity to ensure viability, how you plan to innovate and/or develop new ways of working, and detail of any contributions from your own reserves, other State and/or Commonwealth Government relief packages.

You will also be required to explain how your organisation contributes to the ongoing well-being, health and/or vibrancy of the Western Australian Community and what the benefits to the community would be made possible through the grant.

Please note that due to the anticipated high demand, incomplete applications will not be assessed.

To view the application questions for your stream please follow the relevant link below. Please note that this is not the application form and applications have now closed.

Stream D – Sector Support for Resilient Sport and Recreation Organisations – Example Application Questions

Stream E – Sector Support for Resilient Arts and Culture Organisations – Example Application Questions

Stream F – Sector Support for Resilient Community Organisations – Example Application Questions

What information and attachments should I start to prepare?

The following information will need to be included in your application:

  • Organisation details (legal name, entity type, details of public liability insurance, GST registration if applicable, ABN if applicable)
  • Bank details (BSB, account number, banking institution etc.)
  • Organisation address (and postal address)
  • Details of Legal Signatory
  • Details of delegated signing authority (if applicable)
  • Details of organisation capacity (paid staff, volunteers, beneficiaries
  • Details of what would happen to any assets, including equipment if your organisation were to be wound up

The following attachments will need to be included in your application:

  • Recent bank statement for main operating account
  • Constituent document(s)
  • Recent annual financial statements
  • Annual report or AGM minutes
  • List of current Directors/Board/Management Committee Members
  • 2 x referee statements - download the template here.
  • Supporting financial information, including a Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Statement and Revised Budget & Forecast.
    • Please note - we encourage organisations to use the Sector Support for Resilient Organisations - Financial Information Excel Workbook to provide this information. Download the template here.
  • Other supporting documents to demonstrate plans to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on your organisation.

Assessment and Approval

An assessment team will make recommendations of grants within each of these streams to the Lotterywest Board and Premier (as Minister responsible for Lotterywest) for approval.

Organisations will be assessed and prioritised for support against the following criteria:

  • Financial impact - the application should demonstrate the scale of the financial and operational hardship and disruption of programs caused for the organisation between 16 March 2020 and 15 September 2020 by COVID-19;
  • Merit of proposal - the application should demonstrate how the organisation will maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience for future recovery;
  • Organisational viability - the application should demonstrate effective planning and use of resources, realistic and accurate project budget; and
  • Community benefit - the application should demonstrate the organisation’s ongoing contribution to the WA community and how receiving this support would allow this to continue, together with the impact on the WA community if the organisation ceases to operate.

More information

For more information, please refer to the Stream D, E and F documents linked above or visit the FAQs.