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Ongoing

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

Active Regional Communities Grants || Ongoing || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing:

Active Regional Communities Grants

Funding always open

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.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Local governments
  • State sporting associations
  • Active recreation organisations
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Participation (Grants up to $5000)
  • Capacity Building (Grants up to $5000)
  • Event Hosting (Grants up to $5000)

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

Arts Activities in Regional Communities

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 27 August 2024

Funding for projects that support participation in, access to and creation of arts and culture in regional Western Australia.

For arts and cultural projects in regional WA that align with the following objectives:

  • Increase access to and/or participation in arts and culture in regional Western Australia.
  • Provide employment opportunities, skills development or/and career pathways for regional Western Australian artists and arts workers.
  • Encourage development of regional creative and cultural industries including cultural tourism.
  • Support community led activities and creative developments.
  • Contribute to social inclusion, wellbeing, cohesion and vibrancy in regional WA communities.

Available for

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Regional local governments

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Projects (Up to $60,000)
  • Creative and Cultural Planning (Up to $50,000)

September 2022

Open: 9/6/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/20/2022 8:00:00 AM

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 6 August 2024

Offering between $5000 and $80,000 funding 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

  • Groups
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Arts and Creative Business Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Between $5000 and $80,000)

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

Arts Projects for Organisations

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 6 August 2024

Offering between $5000 and $80,000 funding for arts and creative industry 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

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Annual Program of Activity (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Arts and Creative Business Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Between $5000 and $80,000)

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 4/30/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Arts Short Notice Activity Program

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 9 July 2024

The Arts Short Notice Activity Program (Arts SNAP) for individuals and groups offers funding for regional, national and international short notice activities for artists and creative industry professionals.

The program supports the growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian artists and arts workers in high quality arts and cultural opportunities. Grants of up to $5000 for national and regional opportunities, and up to $10,000 for international, are available for individuals and groups. 

Available for

  • Groups
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Regional and national opportunities (Up to $5000)
  • International opportunities (Up to $10,000)

3

Open: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Close: 3/1/2023 9:00:00 AM

2025/2026 February small grants round

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Club Night Lights Program

Funding round open

Closing 4:00pm 30 September 2024

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.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Local governments
  • State sporting associations
  • Active recreation organisations

Categories and amounts

2024

Open: 1/15/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/12/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Place Based Grant

Open: 12/4/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/8/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Recovery Grants

Open: 8/29/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/30/2025 3:59:00 PM

Community Recovery Grants Program || Community Recovery Grants || open || Funding round open
Closing: 11:59pm 30 April 2025

Community Recovery Grants Program

Funding round open

Closing 11:59pm 30 April 2025

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports the well-being, psychosocial recovery and resilience of communities impacted by the flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie.

It funds local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that will assist the community to recover, reconnect and build capacity for future change with an emphasis on social and emotional wellbeing. The program’s key focus is to ensure that communities can access resources and services to support their ability to heal and build community resilience.

Available for

  • Aboriginal organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Small Community Initiative Grants (Projects ranging from $2500 up to $20,000)
  • Large Community Initiative Grants (Projects ranging from $20,001 up to $100,000)
  • Clean-up grants (Up to $75,000)

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

2025/2026 February small grants

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 3 February 2025

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 $12.5 million available for allocation in the 2025/2026 funding round.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Local governments
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

February 2024

Open: 2/12/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 3/11/2024 9:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

2023-24

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

Connecting to Country

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 3 September 2024

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:

  • facilitate sharing of cultural knowledge and skills between generations, such as the preservation of language, stories and dance
  • recognise Aboriginal cultural leadership within the Aboriginal community and support leadership development in young people
  • contribute to stronger community mental health and wellbeing
  • strengthen, protect and maintain traditional ways of maintaining cultural knowledge.

Available for

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Community organisations
  • Education institutions
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Industry representative bodies
  • Local governments

Categories and amounts

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Contemporary Music Fund

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 9 July 2024

The Contemporary Music Fund (CMF) 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.

CMF Short Notice Activity Program

The Contemporary Music Fund Short Notice Activity Program (CMF SNAP) is a grant program that supports short notice opportunities for individuals, bands and music industry professionals. 

The program’s key focus is to capitalise on available opportunities by supporting applicants to respond to short notice, career building opportunities where the time frame is out of the applicant’s control and the activity cannot be funded under the Arts Projects for Individuals/Organisations grant programs.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Professional development opportunities (Up to $5000)
  • International touring/showcasing opportunities (Up to $15,000)
  • Regional and national touring/showcasing opportunities (Up to $10,000)

Open year-round

Open:

Close:

August 2021

Open: 8/3/2021 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/23/2021 8:00:00 AM

2022

Open: 9/15/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

Opening in Term 3

Open: 7/20/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 7/30/2026 4:00:00 PM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Creativity for Schools

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 21 July 2025

This program partners schools and creatives to embed creativity into students' learning and understanding across curriculum areas.

The Creativity for Schools Program offers funding support to connect Western Australian creatives with schools.

Creativity for Schools supports activities using arts-based practice to engage students in their learning beyond arts curriculum areas. The two program categories, Collaboration and Residency, will support access, participation and overall engagement for students (K to 12) in transformative creative learning experiences. They will also develop educators to use creative pedagogy across curriculum areas and beyond. 

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Individuals
  • Local governments
  • Organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools

Categories and amounts

  • Residency (Grants of up to $20,000)
  • Collaboration (Grants of up to $60,000)

Event Suppliers Support Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

2023

Open: 2/26/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/11/2023 9:00:00 AM

2024

Open: 7/2/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 8/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Gaming Community Trust

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 2 July 2024

Projects must demonstrate a benefit to the community, be benevolent or charitable in nature and align to one or more of the categories.

The Gaming Community Trust (the Trust) grant program is funded through the unclaimed winnings of casino gaming and wagering in Western Australia. The Trust is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) in managing the grant program.

Available for

  • Charities
  • Education institutions
  • Incorporated associations
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Primary schools
  • Registered corporations
  • Secondary schools

Categories and amounts

  • Community Culture ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Disability Inclusion ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Community Sports Engagement ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • First Nations Promotion ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Gambling Harm Reduction ($20,000 to $50,000)

Open each calendar year

Open: 6/30/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2049 4:00:00 PM

KidSport || Open each calendar year || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

KidSport

Funding always open

KidSport helps Western Australian children take part in community sport and swimming lessons.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $300 per financial year towards club fees.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • KidSport application ($300)

Nightclub Assistance Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Year-round

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

North West Travel Subsidy || Year-round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

North West Travel Subsidy

Funding always open

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.

Available for

  • Community organisations

Categories and amounts

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

Round 1

Open: 8/20/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/18/2023 9:00:00 AM

2024 — 2025

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

March 2025

Open: 3/4/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 4/10/2025 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Regional Aboriginal Arts Development

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 4 March 2025

Funding for projects that support the development of Aboriginal artists and the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in regional Western Australia.

For Aboriginal arts and cultural projects in regional and remote WA that align with one or more of the following objectives:

  • support the development of significant and large-scale works created and produced by Aboriginal artists in regional Western Australia
  • showcase the unique stories of Western Australia’s First Nations peoples and engage new and diverse audiences
  • support regional Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations to develop strategic, business, succession, sustainability, and/or governance plans
  • support audience development and economic diversification by strengthening Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations and industry
  • support long-term skills development goals for Aboriginal arts workers, artists and communities
  • enable employment opportunities and improve economic growth for regional Aboriginal artists, arts workers and communities.

Available for

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Community organisations
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Creative development (Grants of up to $150,000)
  • Business development and capacity building (Grants of up to $50,000)

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/29/2024 8:00:00 AM

3

Open: 8/18/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

1

Open: 11/28/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 1/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Regional Athlete Support Program

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 19 August 2025

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.

Available for

  • Regional organisations
  • State sporting associations

Categories and amounts

All year round

Open:

Close:

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme || All year round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Funding always open

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.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Category 3 (Up to $500 plus regional athlete support for eligible athletes)
  • Category 4 (Regional athlete support for eligible athletes up to $500)
  • Category 5 (Regional athlete support for eligible athletes up to $500)

Regional Organisation Grants

Open:

Close:

Regional Organisation Grants || Regional Organisation Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Regional Organisation Grants

Funding always open

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.

Available for

  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Category A: Regional ($20,001 to $50,000)
  • Category B: District or Zone ($5000 to $20,000)

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

Regional Performing Arts

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 27 August 2024

Funding to support the development of new performing arts work and touring of existing performing arts work in regional Western Australia.

For the development and presentation of performing arts work in regional WA that align with 2 or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase the number, quality and variety of performance-based works created, produced and/or presented in regional WA.
  • Showcase unique Western Australian stories and enable local communities to tell and view stories that are relevant to them.
  • Engage new audiences and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional communities.
  • Establish or further develop partnerships, collaborations and/or networks between artists, producers, arts organisations, regional venues and communities.
  • Provide employment and/or professional skill development opportunities for regional artists and arts workers in regional WA.
  • Support projects that increase access and participation or presentation opportunities by, with or for Aboriginal communities and/or young people.

Available for

  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Regional local governments

Categories and amounts

  • Made in WA (Up to $150,000)
  • Playing WA (Up to $150,000)

Regional Servicing Grants

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

Regional Servicing Grants || Regional Servicing Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Regional Servicing Grants

Funding always open

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.

Available for

  • State sporting associations
  • Industry representative bodies

Categories and amounts

  • Regional Servicing Grants (From $5000 to $20,000)

2

Open: 1/29/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/26/2024 9:00:00 AM

1

Open: 9/18/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/16/2023 9:00:00 AM

1

Open: 2/12/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/13/2023 9:00:00 AM

Round 2

Open: 3/14/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/5/2021 4:01:00 PM

2023/24

Open: 10/8/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/6/2023 9:00:00 AM

Closed funding

Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

Funding round closed

Providing opportunities for Aboriginal artists to share their stories through the development of new, large scale work.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Aboriginal Arts Commission Fund can apply to the Regional Aboriginal Arts Development grant program when it is open.

Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building

Funding round closed

Providing business development support for planning and skill development in the regional Aboriginal arts and culture sector.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building can apply to the Regional Aboriginal Arts Development grant program when it is open. 

Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Funding round closed

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.

Ongoing

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

Active Regional Communities Grants || Ongoing || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing:

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

September 2022

Open: 9/6/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/20/2022 8:00:00 AM

Arts Organisations Investment Program

Funding round closed

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 Arts Organisations Investment Program aims to build strong Western Australian arts, cultural and creative sector organisations that support the vibrancy of our State and celebrates this internationally.

It invests in a portfolio of small to medium organisations that:

  • create and present high quality and the best of its type arts, cultural and creative experiences
  • create work that is original, innovative and authentic that respects cultural tradition, or promotes social awareness and cohesion
  • broaden and deepen community access and engagement in arts, cultural and creative experiences
  • reflects the diversity of the State through telling Western Australian stories
  • have strong connections with and presence in communities increasing the reach, depth and diversity of audience engagement
  • collaborate with others to create new sustainable ways of working together
  • leverage opportunities and funding from a range of sources and partners develop and operate in a financially, environmentally and socially sustainable way.

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 4/30/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

3

Open: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Close: 3/1/2023 9:00:00 AM

CBD Revitalisation Grant Program

Funding round closed

The $4 million CBD Revitalisation Grant Program is part of a $12 million package to bring people back into the Perth CBD to accelerate economic and social recovery.

This will be achieved by providing targeted funding for activation activities to eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits to run a wide-range of events that focus on increasing foot traffic in the city, utilising empty and unused buildings throughout the CBD and activating the night-time economy. 

The State Government has committed $12 million to revitalise the Perth CBD. This includes a $4 million grant program for businesses, property owners and not-for-profit organisations to revitalise the city through event and activation activities over the next 12 months.

Eligible applicants will be able seek grant funding of up to $100,000 through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) through three funding rounds with specific delivery dates.

As part of the program, applicants will also be able to apply to the WA Government for the use of locations such as Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and the Cultural Centre Precinct. Applications for use of State-managed sites must be made separately to the relevant agency.

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

2025/2026 February small grants round

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

2024

Open: 1/15/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/12/2024 9:00:00 AM

Coaching and Officiating Grants Program

Funding round closed

Supporting and developing new and existing coaches and officials.

The Coaching and Officiating Grants Program provides financial support to assist state sporting associations (SSAs) to develop and implement sustainable strategies and initiatives that support and develop new and existing coaches and officials in WA.

Community ​​Lan​​guage School gr​​​a​nts

Funding round closed

Funding is available to support community language school admin​istration and operati​ons.

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.

Community Grants Program

Funding round closed

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:

  • celebrate and promote WA'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.

Community Participation and Inclusion Program

Funding round closed

Improving social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional WA.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Community Participation and Inclusion Program can apply to the Arts Activities in Regional Communities grant program when it is open.

Community Place Based Grant

Open: 12/4/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/8/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Place Based Grants

Funding round closed

Co-designed, place based structured holiday and out-of-school activity programs.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has developed the Community Place Based Grants Program to support community-led initiatives that address local priorities for vulnerable children and young people who require extra support to achieve positive life outcomes through sport and recreation activities.  

The Community Place Based Grants Program provides financial support to organisations to develop and deliver co-designed, place based structured sport and recreation holiday and out-of-school activity programs in identified regional locations in Western Australia.

The program includes a process to work collaboratively with local government, Aboriginal leaders and community service organisations to incorporate sport and recreation in community-led activities and events that target vulnerable children and young people and their families.

The DLGSC is seeking applications from organisations in targeted regional and remote locations in Western Australia for 1 to 2 year projects that will achieve the program’s outcome and objectives.

The DLGSC encourages organisations to consider applying for Community Place Based initiatives that support and broaden diversity and inclusion.

Community Recovery Grants

Open: 8/29/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/30/2025 3:59:00 PM

Community Recovery Grants Program || Community Recovery Grants || open || Funding round open
Closing: 11:59pm 30 April 2025

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

2025/2026 February small grants

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

February 2024

Open: 2/12/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 3/11/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Trail Planning Grants Program

Funding round closed

Eligible organisations can apply for up to $50,000 for projects that support the Trail Development Process.

The purpose of the Community Trail Planning Grants Program is to ensure trail developments across the state are well informed, substantiated and supported by a consistent planning approach as outlined in the Trail Development Process of the Trail Development Series (Part A).

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that support the progression of trail planning through a logical and consistent framework. 

2023-24

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

Open year-round

Open:

Close:

August 2021

Open: 8/3/2021 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/23/2021 8:00:00 AM

Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

Funding round closed

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.   

Categories include:

  • The Creative Communities — Residency category provides for short term artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of 4 weeks. This category is now closed.
  • The Creative Communities — Collaboration category provides for significant, collaborative artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of 10 weeks. This category is now closed.

2022

Open: 9/15/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Funding round closed

Increasing access for students and teachers to engage in enriched learning through arts experiences.

The Creative Learning Partnerships Program offers grants between $60,000 and $250,000 per annum to deliver 2-year creative learning programs. 

The Creative Learning Partnerships Program enhances students’ (years 2 to 9) and educators’ creative learning capabilities in and through the arts. Programs will build educators' pedagogical capacities and increase access to and participation in the arts, cultural and creative activities.

A key concern addressed through the program is those students who are disadvantaged and least likely to have access to such opportunities to enrich their overall learning and engagement. As part of the Creative Learning Partnerships Program, arts organisations will work with identified clusters of schools to deliver programming over two years.

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

Opening in Term 3

Open: 7/20/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 7/30/2026 4:00:00 PM

Event Suppliers Support Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Event Suppliers Support Program

Funding round closed

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.

Every Club Grant Scheme

Funding round closed

Eligible local governments are supported to build the governance, planning and management practices of sport and recreation clubs.

The Every Club Grant Scheme aims to ensure sport and recreation 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 to:

  • Provide education, training and professional development opportunities for the sport and recreation club workforce.
  • Support sport and recreation clubs to adopt good governance, planning and management practices.
  • Demonstrate partnerships between LGAs, SSAs, regional sporting associations and sport and recreation clubs.

2023

Open: 2/26/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/11/2023 9:00:00 AM

Executive Management Professional Development Program

Funding round closed

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:

  • provide professional development opportunities for identified leaders that are employed within the sport and recreation industry and support them to achieve their individual professional goals
  • assist sport and recreation organisations to upskill and develop their staff
  • increase the overall capacity and capability of sport and recreation organisations.

2024

Open: 7/2/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 8/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Open each calendar year

Open: 6/30/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2049 4:00:00 PM

KidSport || Open each calendar year || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Nightclub Assistance Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Nightclub Assistance Program

Funding round closed

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.

Year-round

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

North West Travel Subsidy || Year-round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Round 1

Open: 8/20/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/18/2023 9:00:00 AM

Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Grants Program

Funding round closed

Providing financial support to organisations to deliver accessible outdoor active recreation opportunities.

The Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program provides financial support to organisations to deliver accessible outdoor active recreation opportunities for all Western Australians to increase participation, develop life skills and support the transition along the participation spectrum.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications for projects that are aligned with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework and maximise the benefits of participating in outdoor active recreation activities.

2024 — 2025

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (PALS)

Funding round closed

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:

  • 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.

PALS applications will only be accepted via the Culture and the Arts Online Grants portal. When the program is open you can click on ‘Submit an application’ to be directed to the new portal (The previous dedicated PALS Online Grants Portal has now closed).

Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program

Funding round closed

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.

Playing WA

Funding round closed

Supporting touring performing arts shows to regional and remote Western Australia.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Playing WA can now apply to the Regional Performing Arts grant program.

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

Playing WA Multiyear

Funding round closed

Funding to support a 3-year program touring WA-produced performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.

Up to $400,000 for touring programs delivered across 3 years that align with 2 or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase the number, quality and variety of performances touring to regional WA.
  • Engage new audiences and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional communities by enabling local communities to make decisions about their performing arts needs.
  • Establish or further develop partnerships, collaborations and/or networks between artists, producers, arts organisations, regional venues and communities.
  • Provide employment and/or professional skill development opportunities for regional artists and arts workers in regional WA.
  • Support projects that increase access and participation or presentation opportunities by, with or for Aboriginal communities and/or young people.

The Regional Performing Arts grant program is available for one-off touring programs. 

Playwright Partnership Program

Funding round closed

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.

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund

Funding round closed

The program aims to improve access to high-quality arts and cultural experiences for regional audiences, and increase the capacity of public galleries to receive touring exhibitions.

The program aims to improve access to high-quality arts and cultural experiences for regional audiences, and increase the capacity of public galleries to receive touring exhibitions.

Your application must align with the primary objective and the supporting objectives.

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

March 2025

Open: 3/4/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 4/10/2025 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/29/2024 8:00:00 AM

Regional Arts Venues Support

Funding round closed

Funding to support the expansion of annual programs delivered by arts venues in regional Western Australia over a 3-year period.

The primary objective of the Regional Arts Venues Support program is to support the development of regional arts venues by enhancing their reach and engagement. 

Supporting objectives:

  • Raise the quality, scale and profile of the arts in regional Western Australia
  • Boost employment and tourism opportunities in regional Western Australia  
  • Enable regional arts venues to better leverage investment and generate income
  • Increase opportunities for regional communities to participate in arts and cultural activities and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional communities.

1

Open: 11/28/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 1/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

3

Open: 8/18/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

All year round

Open:

Close:

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme || All year round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Regional Organisation Grants

Open:

Close:

Regional Organisation Grants || Regional Organisation Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

Regional Servicing Grants

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

Regional Servicing Grants || Regional Servicing Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

1

Open: 9/18/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/16/2023 9:00:00 AM

2

Open: 1/29/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/26/2024 9:00:00 AM

Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program

Funding round closed

Providing financial support to assist sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ (DLGSC) vision is to make Western Australia a world-class arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal tourist destination. DLGSC aims to continue to increase the number of people visiting Western Australia from interstate and overseas so they can experience our unique arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal attractions.

A diverse sport and recreation events calendar will attract more sports fans and sporting teams to Western Australia and maximise our opportunities to grow our sport and active recreation events. This will enable us to help create more jobs and more vibrant urban and regional communities, boost the economy and enhance Western Australia’s reputation as a major sport and active recreation tourism destination.

1

Open: 2/12/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/13/2023 9:00:00 AM

Sport and Recreation Inclusive Participation Grants Program

Funding round closed

Creating inclusive, accessible, safe and welcoming environments, operations and participation opportunities in sport and recreation.

The Sport and Recreation Inclusive Participation Grants Program provides financial support to organisations to create inclusive, accessible, safe and welcoming environments, operations and participation opportunities in sport and recreation settings for people from low participation groups.

This includes support to provide entry level or skill development participation opportunities, education and training opportunities for the sport and recreation workforce, including volunteers, and develop partnerships with a minimum of one other organisation.

The DLGSC is seeking applications for projects ranging from 1 to 3 years that will support participation for all in sport and recreation activities by reducing the barriers to participation for low participation groups across Western Australia.

Round 2

Open: 3/14/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/5/2021 4:01:00 PM

Sport Development Funding Program

Funding round closed

Supporting State Sporting Associations (SSAs) to deliver programs, services and policies to help them to stabilise operations and build capacity.

2023/24

Open: 10/8/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/6/2023 9:00:00 AM

WA Hiking Participation Grants

Funding round closed

Growing hiking participation in Western Australia.

The WA Hiking Participation Grants Program is aimed at growing participation in hiking in Western Australia by providing financial support to organisations to develop and deliver new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including guides, instructors and volunteers). 

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that are aligned with the WA Hiking Strategydemonstrate consideration of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running and bushwalking.

Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative

Funding round closed

Supports the production and performance of outstanding professional theatre and non-traditional theatre in Western Australia.

The Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI) encourages the development of a vibrant and sustainable Western Australian theatre sector by supporting high quality professional productions that include a clear audience development strategy, provide professional development opportunities for WA theatre practitioners and have the potential to tour regionally and/or nationally.

Page reviewed 21 June 2024