News

Latest news from the department.

All news

Low angle view of illuminated disco ball at night

Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

Feb 24, 2022
The State Government has announced almost $67 million for a new COVID-19 Business Assistance Package for businesses adversely affected by increasing cases and the necessary implementation of Level 1 public health and social measures.
Flood lights on an oval

Grants light up the sporting night

Feb 21, 2022
More people will be able to play sport well into the night thanks to the latest round of funding in the Club Night Lights Program (CNLP).
Illustration with animals and the words, Play, Watch, Play.

Literacy boost for Western Australia

Feb 17, 2022
Public libraries and community organisations throughout Western Australia are invited to apply for grants to deliver new early literacy programs from a total funding pool worth $200,000.
Two female dancers performing in traditional clothing

$700,000 to improve social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional communities

Feb 17, 2022
Nine regional arts and cultural organisations have been funded by the Community Participation and Inclusion Program, which is part of the State Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
A speaker addressing workshop participants

Four regional shires funded to develop or implement creative and cultural plans

Feb 16, 2022
The Shires of Pingelly, Harvey, Augusta-Margaret River and Morawa have each been awarded between $25,000 and $50,000 as part of the State Government's $20 million four-year Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP).
Smoking ceremony

Eight regional festivals to bring together communities across the State

Feb 16, 2022
The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund offers up to $50,000 for the presentation of arts and cultural activities at regional festivals.
A group of children interacting with a puppet show

Arts program renews and strengthens local community connection

Feb 15, 2022
10 regional and 3 metro artist-in-residence projects will receive grants through the State Government's $5 million Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.
A tennis court and ball

Funding supports community by helping sport

Feb 11, 2022
21 projects have received funding in the latest round of grants from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
Two girls with headphones looking out of a blanket fort

Circus performers, visual artists, actors and filmmakers to shine thanks to State Government grants program

Feb 9, 2022
A diverse array of artists, performers and creators have received grants worth up to $60,000 as part of the State Government's Arts 15k-plus initiative.
Midsection of guitarist performing at a music concert

State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund instrumental in artist success

Feb 9, 2022
The State Government's Contemporary Music Fund (CMF) will support the production of debut EPs, an album and a series of live performances during 2022.
An aerial photo taken of the Western Australian town of Newman at sunrise

Funding ensures more sport and recreation opportunities for Newman youth

Feb 2, 2022
The State Government has provided funding to YMCA WA for the delivery of a new school holiday and out of school hours program in Newman.
Illustration of the three types of FOGO bins

Local governments encouraged to apply for grants to transition to three-bin FOGO service

Feb 1, 2022
Expressions of interest are now open for local governments to access part of the $20 million Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO Program.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021