Funding the department provides.
The successful Getting the Show back on the Road risk-share program has been expanded.
Now in its second year, INSPIRE offers five emerging or established Western Australian writers $5000 each and a residency for up to 15 days in a National Trust heritage place.
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.
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.
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.
Applications are now open for the State Government's $2 million relief funding program to help India through its second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India.
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.
A number of successful infrastructure developments and upgrades have been achieved in the Peel and South West regions.
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.
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.
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.
The State Government has committed more than $1 million of funding to 27 projects supporting club development.
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.
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.
The next Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Small Grants round will open on 1 February 2021.
Performing arts companies will tour a mixture of world class hip-hop opera, theatre, international jazz, cross-cultural work and musical comedy across regional Western Australia, with funding from the Playing WA grants program.
Four major WA touring companies will share just under $1.6 million, taking their productions to regional Western Australia over the next three years, as part of the State Government's Playing WA Multi-year grants program.
The State Government's female friendly facilities initiative continues to encourage greater female participation in sport, with a record investment in women's sport. More than $3 million has been allocated to infrastructure projects which include new and upgraded change rooms that are suitable for women.
The McGowan Government has given sport and active recreation infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia a $5.5 million funding boost, supporting WA's COVID-19 recovery and creating jobs.
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:
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.
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
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 $500,000.
The program supports CaLD community-led activities that:
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.
Provides funding to support projects that enable Western Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake on country trips that foster the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities.
Funding distributed through Connecting to Country is intended to achieve the following objectives:
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.
The Country Sport Enrichment Scheme helps regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.
The primary objectives of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is to help regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives by:
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.
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:
Shared risk program that supports a percentage of box office loss in the situation where there has been a negative impact due to COVID-19 for the presentation of performing arts and live music events.
Getting the Show back on the Road supports a percentage of box office loss for performing arts and live music events where there is a negative impact due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Stream A eases the financial risks for performing arts organisations, live music producers and presenters, festival organisers and commercial event companies to stage a show or tour during this uncertain time.
The Getting the Show back on the Road program is a part of the WA Recovery Plan’s $15 million shared risk package to reactivate live performances and touring activities.
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.
Applications deadline 4:00pm Monday 19 October 2020
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.
The State Government has allocated $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India.
India is currently in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India. The fund complements initiatives already being delivered by Western Australian Indian organisations including the provision and installation of oxygen concentrates in hospitals, the sourcing and provision of ventilators, and grants to those vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Indian community.
Western Australians can also make donations to Sewa International Australia, a registered not-for-profit organisation that has a presence in India, which is also raising funds for the COVID-19 plight in India.
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.
In 2021, all eligible children will be able to access two KidSport vouchers with the second becoming available from 1 July 2021.
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:
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
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.
Grants for WA schools to promote and advance 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:
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.
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.
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.
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 and bushwalking.
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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