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Hiking grants a gateway to experience WA’s great outdoors

Jun 2, 2021
More than $168,000 will be shared among 15 local governments and community organisations in a new grants program to increase participation in, and develop, the State's hiking industry.
Centennial Park Precinct in Albany

Community scores in latest round of sport and recreation grants

Jun 1, 2021
Community organisations and local governments are set to benefit from State Government funding to encourage more participation in sport and recreation, through the development of basic infrastructure.

Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

May 25, 2021
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
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State Government donates $2 million towards India COVID crisis

May 4, 2021
The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India.
A group of people playing hockey indoors

Spotlight on Peel Hockey and Coastal Rowing WA

Apr 22, 2021
Peel Hockey have recently completed their first ever floorball program in the off-season after receiving an Active Regional Communities (ARC) grant from the department.
New skate park at Hotham Park

Funding initiative supports local infrastructure upgrades

Apr 22, 2021
A number of successful infrastructure developments and upgrades have been achieved in the Peel and South West regions.
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Grants continue recovery of WA’s arts and culture sector

Mar 23, 2021
WA’s vibrant arts and culture sector continues to receive support from the State Government, with 17 projects representing a variety of disciplines sharing in more than $709,000 from two grants programs.
Swimmer against sky during sunset

National swim competition making a splash in the Kimberley

Jan 29, 2021
The Kimberley is set to provide the spectacular backdrop to one of Australia's most scenic sporting events, when the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim takes place on 1 May this year.
Young woman with skateboard

Grants enliven WA’s regional sporting participation

Jan 28, 2021
Skateboarding clinics, an artistic swimming program and the development of an athletics training centre are among ten regional initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of the State Government's Active Regional Communities grants.

Local clubs share in State Government support

Jan 28, 2021
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
Oil painting

Regional festivals receive funding boost

Jan 28, 2021
A writers' festival in Geraldton, community sculpture in Esperance, and a series of astro-photography activities in Mount Magnet are some of the vibrant initiatives receiving funding from the latest round of the Regional and Remote Festivals Fund.
A group of girls in a pool during a swimming lesson

Double the fun with KidSport in 2021

Jan 27, 2021
More Western Australian families are set to take to the playing fields and courts, with the State Government doubling KidSport vouchers for 2021 to help families reconnect through sport.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021