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$120,000 funding available for local governments to identify and protect local heritage sites

Sep 28, 2022
Local governments throughout Western Australia can now apply for a share of $120,000 in State Government funding to assess, review, and develop local frameworks that protect places of cultural heritage significance through their local planning schemes.
Two dancers in a field, one standing holding a painted branch, the other one jumping in mid-air.

Six performances hit the road for regional WA

Sep 20, 2022
The Playing WA 2021-2022 second funding round has provided more than $564,000 to support six performances, ranging from an original comedic cabaret, to singing and yarning concerts, allowing these shows to reach new audiences in regional Western Australia.
A group of musicians rehearsing with the words, Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Funding boost for creative learning in schools

Sep 15, 2022
Fostering creativity in schools is the focus of a new $8 million program funded by the State Government.
A coach watching her players

State Government announces grants to promote volunteering

Sep 5, 2022
To increase awareness and encourage the uptake of volunteering in Western Australia, the State Government today announced a $100,000 grants program to support volunteer service organisations.
Behind the Scenes on Mystery Road Origin. Photography by David Dare Parker. © Bunya Productions

WA rolls out red carpet for film and TV projects with $20m fund

Aug 29, 2022
The State Government has delivered on an election commitment of $20 million in funding, to draw national and international screen productions to Western Australia.
Aerial top view of a bright orange sandy beach

Funding delivers out-of-school programs for at-risk Kimberley youth

Aug 2, 2022
The State Government has announced $734,500 in funding for four programs in the Kimberley region that will deliver structured holiday and out-of-school programs to at-risk youth over the next 3 years.
Group of athletes running on a track

Funding boost helps Broome athletes reach their full potential

Aug 1, 2022
Up to 40 Broome-based athletes have the opportunity to participate in a year-long holistic sport development program, thanks to a $75,000 funding boost from the State Government.
Theatre performers on stage

State Government raises curtain on $69,000 Theatre Kimberley grant

Aug 1, 2022
Roll up! Roll up! The Culture and the Arts Minister has presented a $69,060 Lotterywest grant to the spectacular Theatre Kimberley.
An oval flooded with light in the Kimberley

AFL partnership shines light on Kimberley footy talent

Aug 1, 2022
Under new flood lights funded by the State Government, the Sport and Recreation Minister has shared details of a 50-50 partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) to invest $1 million annually, for 5 years, in community sport across the Kimberley region.
Applications open for Perth city centre events grant program

$4 million worth of Perth and Northbridge event grants available

Jul 8, 2022
Businesses, not-for-profits and property owners with ideas for vibrant events to revitalise Perth CBD can now apply for a share of $4 million in State Government funding with grants of up to $100,000 available per applicant.
Albany Artist and Creative Grid Mentee Chelsea Hopkins-Allan painting a larger than life Helena Gum Moth.

State Government supports young regional artists and arts workers to kick-start careers

Jul 8, 2022
The Next Level Regional Grants are part of the State Government's Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP), which invests in regional Western Australia to support liveable and vibrant communities.
A hockey field a night illuminated by lights

Funding helps local communities play and participate

Jul 8, 2022
Sporting facilities across Perth and regional Western Australia will benefit from the latest round of community sport facility and lighting grants.
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