Club Night Lights Program timeframes

2022/23 club night lights program

There are 3 rounds of Club Night Lights Program per year. 2 small grant rounds, and 1 annual and forward planning round.

Small grants

Total project cost up to $300,000

The Club Night Lights Program small grants program targets projects involving a basic level of planning. The total project cost for grant must not exceed $300,000. Grants given in this category must be claimed in the financial year following the date of approval. For projects with a grant request below $2500 it is expected that the applicant should be able to fully fund these.

Annual and forward planning grants

Total project cost over $300,000

The Club Night Lights Program annual and forward planning grant round targets projects involving a detailed level of planning. The total project cost for the grant must be over $300,000. Grants given in this category can be claimed up to three financial years following the date of approval, depending on the requirements and approved details of the project.

Next funding rounds

2023/24 February small grants round

February 2023

  • Advertising in The West Australian Newspaper and regional newspapers.
  • Application forms available from local governments (metro area only) and department regional offices (regional WA only).
  • Applications to be lodged at local governments by the end of the month. Applicants should check the closing date with their local governments, as they do vary.

March 2023

  • Applications are assessed by local governments staff and recommendations prepared. Local governments are required to rate and rank all applications they receive in order of priority.
  • Applications presented at local government council meeting.
  • Applications must be lodged at department regional offices by 4pm on the last working day of the month.

April 2023

  •  Applications are assessed by department regional managers.

May/June 2023

  • Small Grants Committee considers applications and makes recommendations to the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation considers recommendations and grants approvals.
  • Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified.

2022/23 July small grants round

July 2022

  • Advertising in The West Australian Newspaper and regional newspapers.
  • Application forms available from local governments (metro area only) and department regional offices (regional WA only).
  • Applications to be lodged at local governments by the end of the month.
  • Applicants should check the closing date with their local governments, as they do vary.

August 2022

  • Applications are assessed by local governments staff and recommendations prepared. Local governments are required to rate and rank all applications they receive in order of priority.
  • Applications presented at local government council meeting.
  • Applications must be lodged at department regional offices by 4pm on the 30 August 2022.

September 2022

  • Applications are assessed by department Regional Managers.

October/November 2022

  • Small Grants Committee considers applications and makes recommendations to the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation considers recommendations and grants approvals.
  • Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified.

Annual and forward planning grants

Total project cost over $300,000

The CNLP annual and forward planning grant round targets projects involving a detailed level of planning. The total project cost for the grant must be over $300,000. Grants given in this category can be claimed up to three financial years following the date of approval, depending on the requirements and approved details of the project.

2023/24 CNLP annual and forward planning round

June 2022

  • Advertising in The West Australian Newspaper and regional newspapers.
  • Application forms available from local governments (metro area only) and department regional offices (regional WA only).

August 2022

  • Applications to be lodged at local government by the end of August 2022. Applicants should check the closing date with their local government, as they do vary.

September 2022

  • Applications are assessed by local government staff and recommendations prepared. Local governments are required to rate and rank all applications they receive in order of priority.
  • Applications presented at local government council meeting.
  • Applications must be lodged at DLGSC regional offices by 4pm on 30 September 2022.

October 2022

  • Applications are assessed by DLGSC regional managers.
  • Applications are assessed by State Sporting Associations.

December 2022/January 2023

  • CSRFF Advisory Committee considers applications and makes recommendations to the Minister.
  • Hon Minister for Sport and Recreation considers recommendations and grants approvals.
  • Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified.

1 July 2023

  • Funds available.

15 June 2024

  • Grant must be acquitted (except forward planning grants that have approval to expend the funds in the second and third year of funding).
Page reviewed 23 November 2022