Funding

Funding the department provides.

Active Regional Communities Grants

Opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities.

Active Regional Communities (ARC) aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities in regional Western Australia and is tailored to meet the ever changing demands and challenges of sport and active-recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of Western Australia.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Local governments
  • State Sporting Associations
  • Active recreation organisationss
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Event Hosting (Grants up to $5000 are available with organisations needing to demonstrate a significant contribution (up to 25%) towards the cost of the project or event and or in-kind contribution.)
  • Capacity Building (Grants up to $5000 are available with organisations needing to demonstrate a significant contribution (up to 25%) towards the cost of the project or event and or in-kind contribution.)
  • Participation (Grants up to $5000 are available with organisations needing to demonstrate a significant contribution (up to 25%) towards the cost of the project or event and or in-kind contribution.)

Arts 15k-plus

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Education institutions

Categories and amounts

  • Sector Initiatives (Over $15,000)
  • Creative Development (Over $15,000)
  • Commercial Development (Over $15,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Over $15,000)

Arts Organisations Investment Program

The Arts Organisations Investment Program is an open and competitive multiyear funding program to support Western Australia’s arts, cultural and creative sector organisations.

The objective of the Arts Organisations Investment Program is to invest in a portfolio of small to medium organisations that collectively:

  • create and present high quality and diverse arts, cultural and creative experiences for the people of Western Australia;
  • support the sector to develop artform, cultural and creative practices;
  • reflect the State’s identity through telling Western Australian stories and developing creative content in Western Australia;
  • increase the reach, depth and diversity of audience engagement with, and participation in, the arts, cultural and creative sector;
  • contribute to the State’s creative economy, and employ and develop professional artists and arts, cultural and creative workers;
  • support the State Government’s priorities of increasing Western Australian employment and attracting tourists;
  • are led by boards and lead creatives that reflect the diversity of Western Australian society.

Available for

  • Organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Producing and Presenting (Minimum of $100,000 per annum)
  • Service (Minimum of $100,000 per annum)

Arts U-15k

The Arts U-15k grant program offers up to $15,000 for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Development (Up to $15,000)
  • Commercial Development (Up to $15,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Up to $15,000)

Community Grants Program

Providing funding to empower culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) offers grant funding through its Community Grants Program with a total annual budget of $500,000.

The program provides funding to empower culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs. The program supports CaLD community-led activities that:

  • Celebrate and promote Western Australia's cultural diversity.
  • Build the capacity of individuals, families and communities to contribute to the civic and economic life of the State.
  • Improve the accessibility and effectiveness of services.

Available for

  • Organisations

Categories and amounts

  • ​Festivals (Up to $5000)
  • ​Community Capacity Building (Up to $5000)
  • ​Strategic Projects (​Grants over $30,000 and up to $50,000)
  • ​Strategic Projects (Up to $30,000)

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government's commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.

The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Through CSRFF, the State Government will invest annually in the development of high-quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation.

There is $12 million available for allocation in the 2019/20 funding round.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Local governments
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Small grants ($2500 to $300,000)
  • Annual and forward planning grants (Over $300,000)

Contemporary Music Fund

The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program will assist homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, building links nationally and internationally.

The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Education institutions

Categories and amounts

  • 15k-plus (Over $15,000)
  • U-15k (Under $15,000)

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

The Country Sport Enrichment Scheme helps regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.

The lifestyle in regional Western Australia has traditionally been supported by a strong and successful sport system.

Many regional sport participants have reached the highest levels of representation for the State and Australia.

At the same time, regional Western Australians have often been denied the opportunity to attend major sporting competitions in the metropolitan area due to economic reasons.

The aim of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is to help regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Local governments
  • State Sporting Associations
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Ongoing

Harmony Week grants

Funding of $2000 is available for diversity and inclusion activities to celebrate Harmony Week 2020.

Activities focused on culture and arts and sport and recreation are encouraged in this funding round.

Culture and arts activities must involve a professional artist or arts practitioner working with the community to design and deliver the activity.

Sport and recreation activities must involve the participation of the community in physical activity or active recreation.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Harmony Week activities ($2000)

KidSport

KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • KidSport application ($150)

North West Travel Subsidy

North West Travel Subsidy aims to assist young athletes from the North West with travel costs.

It aims to encourage participation in identified sport and recreation activities for athletes living in the regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne. 

North West Travel Subsidy is not an open funding scheme and is only available to athletes by way of application from their Regional or State Sporting Association or another relevant not-for-profit organisation approved by the department.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Individual funding support (Gascoyne to Perth) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Individual funding support (Gascoyne inter-regional) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Individual funding support (Pilbara to Perth) (Up to $700 per person)
  • Individual funding support (Pilbara inter-regional) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Individual funding support (Kimberley to Perth) (Up to $800 per person)
  • Individual funding support (Kimberley inter-regional) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Team funding support (Gascoyne to Perth) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team funding support (Gascoyne inter-regional) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team funding support (Pilbara to Perth) (Up to $2300 per sport)
  • Team funding support (Pilbara inter-regional) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team funding support (Kimberley to Perth) (Up to $2500 per sport)
  • Teamfunding support (Kimberley inter-regional) (Up to $2000 per sport)

Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (PALS)

Grants for WA schools projects promoting and advancing reconciliation.

Funding assistance of $1000 is available for your school to complete a PALS project. PALS projects are varied, and your school may already be involved with initiatives that are eligible for PALS funding. PALS funding is available to all WA primary and secondary schools and encourages schools with and without Aboriginal students to participate.

PALS is an initiative of the department which encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community. PALS is based on the core attributes of:

  • Partnership between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people based on trust, mutual respect and understanding;
  • Acceptance of and respect for diversity and valuing Aboriginal perspectives;
  • Learning more about each other, Aboriginal histories, languages and cultures; and how we can build strong partnerships with Aboriginal people;
  • Sharing a common journey towards healing and reconciliation.

Acquittal

To complete your PALS Acquittal, login to the 360 Portal. All funded projects must be acquitted in October by submitting the completed project. The projects will then be judged as part of the annual PALS Awards process.

Each year Awards are offered to outstanding PALS projects in each category and are presented at a PALS Awards ceremony, including an overall winner.

Available for

  • Education institutions

Categories and amounts

  • Connecting to Country and Culture ($1000)
  • Community Relationships ($1000)
  • History ($1000)
  • Arts ($1000)
  • Inclusive Environments ($1000)
  • Language ($1000)

Playing WA

Playing WA supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.

Funding delivered through Playing WA is intended to: 

  • increase the number and variety of performances touring to regional WA
  • contribute to the development of sustainable performing arts touring circuits in regional WA
  • provide employment opportunities in regional WA
  • provide opportunities for regional and remote communities to attend performing arts shows in their towns and communities
  • enable local communities to make decisions about their performing arts needs.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Individuals
  • Local governments
  • Groups
  • Aboriginal communities

Categories and amounts

  • Playing WA (Up to $120,000)

Regional and Remote Festivals Fund

The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund supports arts and cultural activity at regional and remote festivals in Western Australia.

Funding delivered through the Regional and Remote Festivals Fund is intended to: 

  • increase arts and cultural activity in regional and remote WA;
  • provide employment opportunities for regional and remote communities;
  • contribute to tourism growth in regional and remote WA;
  • provide opportunities for regional and remote communities to participate in arts and cultural activity in their towns and communities; 
  • enable local communities to make decisions about their arts and cultural needs.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Individuals
  • Local governments
  • Groups
  • Aboriginal communities

Categories and amounts

  • Regional and Remote Festivals Fund (Up to $80,000)

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.

Previously the Department has supported a travel subsidy for both regional and metropolitan athletes. Unfortunately over recent times funding provided to the sport and recreation industry has been impacted by a number of factors. This has required difficult decisions regarding allocation of budgets across a range of programs. In the current financial climate, funding is no longer available to support the continuation of the metropolitan component of this scheme.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Regional category 3 (Up to $500 plus Regional Athlete Support for eligible athletes)
  • Regional category 5 (Regional Athlete Support for eligible athletes up to $500)
  • Regional category 4 (Regional Athlete Support for eligible athletes up to $500)

Regional Organisation Grants

Regional Organisation Grants (ROG) aims to improve the quality of sporting and active recreation opportunities for people in regional Western Australia whilst assisting the department meet its regional strategic outcomes.

Regional Organisation Grants are not an open funding scheme.

Regional Organisation Grants is a funding scheme only available to peak bodies considered regionally or culturally significant and have the ability to fulfill specific objectives of the department.

It caters for sporting groups through funding from the Sports Lotteries Account.

Available for

  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Ongoing

Targeted Participation Program

The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) provides funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation.

The focus is on evidence-based low participation groups. The 2019/20 targeted populations are:

  • Disengaged youth
  • Aboriginal
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD)
  • People with disability
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Insufficiently active
  • Adolescent girls (12 to 17)
  • Low socio-economic

Please contact the department to discuss any potential projects.

Available for

  • Organisations
  • Local governments
  • Groups
  • State Sporting Associations
  • Industry representitive bodies
  • Active recreation organisationss
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Category one ($50,001 to $150,000)
  • Category two ($10,000 to $50,000)
  • Category three ($5000)
Page reviewed 01 August 2019