Regional funding

Funding for regional Western Australia.

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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)

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

Community Place Based Grant

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

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

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

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)

October 2023

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

Close: 11/30/2023 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)

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. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

Page reviewed 18 October 2023