The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
Funding opportunities the department provides.
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.
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.
The State Government has announced a new $4 million event grants program towards events and activities to revitalise the CBD and Northbridge.
The East Fremantle Oval redevelopment will proceed as planned thanks to a further $5 million contribution from the State Government.
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000.
Seven locally produced shows, including a production of 'Sydney II — Lost and Found' by Theatre 180 Inc, will tour regional Western Australia thanks to a $514,000 State Government funding program.
11 regional art galleries from Beverley to Port Hedland have been awarded $346,000 through the second round of the State Government's Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund.
Western Australians can look forward to a series of rescheduled events thanks to the expansion of a popular State Government initiative.
State sporting associations (SSAs) will have access to a new program that provides more pathways for coaches and officials to pursue development opportunities, thanks to the State Government.
The State Government is investing $400,000 to encourage more Western Australians to get active outdoors.
Regional Western Australians will get more opportunities to participate in sport thanks to the State Government's latest round of Regional Servicing Grants worth $870,000.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
The Regional and Remote Festivals Fund offers up to $50,000 for the presentation of arts and cultural activities at regional festivals.
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.
21 projects have received funding in the latest round of grants from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
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.
Providing opportunities for Aboriginal artists to share their stories through the development of new, large scale work.
Funding delivered through the Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund is intended to:
Up to $5000 rebate for eligible expenses for small business.
The Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package includes a $5 million investment to encourage and support small businesses in establishing, expanding
and improving their operation to alfresco dining.
Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000 through the department for purchases that relate to eligible alfresco dining improvement and expansion.
It promotes safe socialisation and the creation of community vibrancy though the activation of footpaths, and other underused public and private spaces.
The rebate will be provided as a one-off payment. Evidence of all expenses and costs to be claimed must be collated and lodged together as part of a single claim.
Eligible expenses include temporary ground surfaces, traffic mitigation, generators, installation of outdoor power points, lighting, additional furniture fit out, weather protection, parklets, heaters, fans and additional points of sale.
Further detail is available in the program guidelines.
Opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities.
The Active Regional Communities (ARC) Grants program aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active recreation 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 the State.
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.
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:
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.
Providing financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure.
The Club Night Lights Program exemplifies the State Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable floodlighting infrastructure for sport across the State.
The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure. The program aims to maintain or increase participation in sport and recreation with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.
Providing support and development opportunities for regional coaches and officials to achieve their goals.
The Coach and Official Education Subsidy provides funding to assist volunteer coaches and officials who reside in regional Western Australia with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs to participate in sport specific courses to obtain high level
accreditations, within their sports coaching and officiating pathway. It is recognised that not all accreditations are available throughout regional Western Australia therefore this subsidy will contribute towards their travel costs to participate
Supporting and developing new and existing coaches and officials.
The Coaching and Officiating Grants Program is available to state sporting associations (SSAs) to develop and implement sustainable strategies and initiatives that support and develop new and existing coaches and officials. The project will be required to build capacity within the SSA. For example, a mentoring program or pathway development program.
Funding is available to support community language school administration and operations.
Community Language School (CLS) grants are administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). Grants are available for new and established CLS to support their administration and operation.
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 (CGP) with a total annual budget of $1,000,000.
The program supports CaLD community-led activities that:
Improving social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional WA.
Funding delivered through the Community Participation and Inclusion Program is intended to:
Co-designed, place based structured holiday and out-of-school activity programs.
The Community Place Based Grants program provides funding for the development and delivery of co-designed, place based structured holiday and out-of-school activity programs in the Kimberley, Goldfields, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.
The program includes a process to work with local government, Aboriginal leaders and service organisations, to embed sport and recreation in community-led activities and events that target vulnerable and at-risk youth and their families.
The aim is to fund programs for multiple years to ensure a consistent quality approach to programs to get traction, build capacity and have a collective impact.
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 2021/22 funding round.
Supports projects that enable Western Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake on Country activities that foster the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities.
The program intends to:
The Contemporary Music Fund assists homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, along with building links nationally and internationally.
The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities.
The Country Sport Enrichment Scheme helps regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.
The Country Sport Enrichment (CSES) scheme provides support to organisations to deliver high level events or competitions or provide access to sport development opportunities for regional Western Australia.
Funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, or community group.
The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program provides funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school,
not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations.
One-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business.
As part of the $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package, the Event Suppliers Support program provides a one-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business to partially offset some of the additional costs or lost revenues affected by delay to full border reopening of the Western Australian border or capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Eligible local governments and State Sporting Associations are supported to build the governance, planning and management practices of clubs.
The Every Club Grant Scheme aims to ensure clubs are supported to build their organisational capacity and capability through accessible and flexible club development services.
The department provides funding to eligible local governments and State Sporting Associations to:
Providing professional development opportunities
The Executive Management Professional Development Program provides current and emerging executive management and senior leadership staff with up to $3000 to support development opportunities identified in their individual development plan (IDP).
The program aims to:
Helping reduce financial risks for ticketed events in WA.
As part of the State Government’s $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package, a $10 million extension to the Getting the Show Back on the Road+ (GTSBOTR+) has been announced. GTSBOTR+ aims to reduce the financial risks associated with
running ticketed events in Western Australia (WA) during a COVID-19 impacted period, and to encourage the safe continuation of public ticketed events.
The GTSBOTR+ program provides support through sharing the risk of lost ticket revenue or registration fees for events impacted from 5 February 2022 from:
Due to the Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures currently in place in Western Australia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic where there is an impact on the viability of live performances. Payments are available to support the unrecoverable costs
for the rescheduling of pre-approved events under the Getting the Show Back on the Road+ program, for events scheduled in the Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures period as follows:
The program funding caps is $150,000 against 75% of pre-approved lost ticket sales income. For events that experience significant box-office impact, support of up to $500,000 is available subject to Ministerial discretion. Any claims above the funding
cap of $150,000 are assessed by external auditors, and based on unrecoverable expenditure (against substantiated receipts) not lost revenue.
GTSBOTR+ is a risk share program that works on a pre-approval model. An applicant is required to submit an application at least 2 weeks prior to an event commencing.
Please contact GTSBOTR+ team before submitting a claim above the funding cap to ensure you provide the necessary preliminary information to obtain approval to submit an above the cap funding request.
Funding of $2000 is available for diversity and inclusion activities to celebrate Harmony Week 2021.
Activities with a focus on culture and arts and sport and active recreation are encouraged.
Culture and arts activities must involve a professional artist or arts practitioner working with the community to design and deliver the activity.
Sport and active recreation activities must involve the community participating in a primary activity requiring physical exertion and/or physical skill.
Funding round is now closed.
Supporting the performing arts in regional Western Australia.
In the House supports the expansion of annual performing arts programs delivered by performing arts venues in regional Western Australia over a two-year period.
A grants program for organisations, providing investment for innovative projects that increase physical activity participation in the community.
The Innovation Challenge Program, administered by the department in partnership with Healthway, is a grants program for organisations, providing investment for innovative projects that increase physical activity participation in the community.
The program is designed to encourage business innovation and the use of technology to drive and grow sport and recreation. Projects will be supported based on community need, innovation, sustainability of outcomes and consideration of return on investment.
KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.
KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.
Incentivising regional local governments to develop creative and cultural plans and activities.
Funding delivered through Leveraged Creative and Cultural Planning is intended to:
Commissioning new performing arts work which is relevant to regional audiences and will be premiered in regional venues.
Funding delivered through Made in WA is intended to:
One-off financial aid payment for nightclub licensees.
As part of the $67 million Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, the $1.8 million Nightclub Assistance Program provides a one-off financial aid payment for nightclub licensees that have been impacted by capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
North West Travel Subsidy aims to assist young athletes from the North West with travel costs.
The North West Travel Subsidy (NWTS) aims to encourage participation in identified sport and active recreation activities for athletes living in the regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne and other remote locations within the Mid West and Goldfields regions.
Opportunities for people to participate in outdoor active recreation activities in WA.
The Outdoor Active Recreation (OAR) Participation Program will provide flexible and responsive investment in innovative projects which increase participation and promote inclusion in outdoor active recreation.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking to support projects that align with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework. It is strongly encouraged that organisations familiarise themselves with this framework prior to applying.
Grants for WA schools to promote and advance reconciliation.
Funding assistance 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:
PALS projects must focus on reconciliation and align with one or more of our six categories. In addition, an in class learning component is mandatory and must feature with your grant.
One-off financial aid payment to a range of indoor entertainment venues.
As part of the $67 million Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, the $1.3 million Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program provides a one-off financial aid payment to a range of indoor entertainment venues (i.e. independent performing art venues, theatres cinemas, and live music venues) that have been impacted by capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Supporting touring performing arts shows to regional and remote Western Australia.
Playing WA supports the costs of touring WA-produced performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.
Touring performing arts shows to regional WA
Playing WA supports the costs of touring WA-produced performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.
The multi-year funding round of Playing WA supports a three-year touring program, allowing organisations to engage in longer term planning for regional touring.
Assists Western Australian playwrights to partner with established producers in commissioning new theatre scripts that tell Western Australian stories. The program offers grants for applications up to $30,000.
Playwrights are asked to develop proposals in partnership with a producing partner who will commission the work and submit the application. The producing partner must demonstrate the commitment and capacity to develop the commissioned work into a fully professional production within a reasonable timeframe. The producing partner is expected to match funding on a dollar for dollar basis. This may include in-kind support.
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:
enable local communities to make decisions about their arts and cultural needs.
Developing young regionally-based talented athletes to train and compete in regional WA.
The Regional Athlete Support Program is a statewide network supporting regional-based talented athletes, coaches and officials which allows athletes to continue their development and progress along the athlete pathway from their home environment.
The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.
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
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.
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.
The Regional Organisation Grants (ROG) program aims to improve the quality of sporting opportunities for people in regional Western Australia, whilst assisting the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) meet its regional strategic outcomes.
ROG is a funding scheme only available to not-for-profit community organisations involved in the conduct of sport or physically active recreation and whose activities meet the primary objectives of this program.
Improving capacity and participation growth.
Regional Servicing Grants aim to improve the capacity and grow participation at a regional level through a State Sporting Association (SSA), and to improve the quality of sporting opportunities for people in regional Western Australia.
$1.65 million State Government funding to help community sport and active recreation clubs with COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs.
Subsidies are available in 2 streams:
Supporting State Sporting Associations (SSAs) to deliver programs, services and policies to help them to stabilise operations and build capacity.
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 targeted populations are:
Projects are required to increase participation in physical activity and ensure participation pathways into community sport or active recreation either by:
Growing hiking participation in Western Australia.
The WA Hiking Participation Grants program is aimed at growing participation in hiking in Western Australia through the development and delivery of new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including
guides, instructors and volunteers). Applicants are encouraged to be creative and innovative in the development of their projects. Projects should align with the WA Hiking Strategy, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running
Supports the production and performance of outstanding professional theatre in Western Australia. The program offers grants for applications up to $100,000.
The initiative encourages the development of a vibrant and sustainable Western Australian theatre sector by supporting high quality professional productions in the mid-tier sector. Successful proposals will include a clear audience development strategy, provide professional development opportunities for WA theatre practitioners and offer the potential to tour regionally and/or nationally.
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