Recently funded Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program projects

A list of successful Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program grants.

Successful Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program grants round 1 2023 —2024
Organisation and project locationProjectTotal
Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence Ltd —TA Outdoors Great Southern, Great Southern 
The Family Camping Project will offer overnight family camping exhibitions comprising pre-camp preparations, overnight camp, hike, family activities and cultural awareness.$47,840
HikeWest Inc., MetroThis project will develop a pilot program designed to encourage hiking participation within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), migrant and refugee communities who have been traditional under-represented in bushwalking. Acting as a gateway to bushwalking , the project will deliver a program of approximately 15 walks ranging from 1 hour to full day hikes, scaled to the abilities of the participants.$46,675
Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, PeelThe OutThere Sailing Youth program provides opportunities for 12 to 17 years old to try sailing and other water sports in a non-competitive, social and fun setting.$22,860
Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, Peel, South West, MetroThe Adventure Cycling Event Series (ACES) is a calendar of outdoor activates and workshops programmed over 11 months, designed to encourage new participants to try off-road or adventure cycling and explore the Munda Biddi Trail.$41,580
Nature Play WA, Peel, MetroNature Play in the Park is a program that encourages outdoor active engagement in local parks and recreation areas and equips families with the skills to be active and engaged in the natural environment and helps address the concerning statistics relating to low participation rates in recreation.$43,230
Paddle WA, South West, MetroPaddle squad combines organised fitness with fast action team games and cultural and eco-discovery programs that will inspire and enlighten. This project is the third stage in Paddle WA's junior gateway programs feeding into clubs, junior paddling disciplines and high-performance pathways. The program is split into two components - semester 1, finishing with a camp to test skills learnt and semester 2 continuing their development and finishing with a second camp open to all feeder programs.$12,480
Royal Life Saving Society WA Inc., PilbaraPaddle on Country promotes recreational kayaking exploring the cultural significance of Pilbara waterways. This project will be undertaken in partnership with Nyamal Aboriginal Corporation and led by Aboriginal youth who will be supported by Pilbara/Traditional Elders.$50,000
Shire of Carnarvon, GascoyneThis project is an activation series for Carnarvon's youth to safely use the Pump Track. This includes an opportunity for residents to gain AusBike accreditation for program legacy and create a core group of users to help continue the education of using the pump track safely and appropriately.$26,050
Surfing Western Australia, Great Southern, Mid West, Peel, South West, MetroSurfing WA's Swellness program aims to target beginner surfers to deliver a series of educational workshops in safety awareness, etiquette, conditioning and confidence-building. This will be delivered through a six module course with a hands on component for approximately 1000 participants.$27,850
Swimming Mermaids Inc., Great Southern, South West, Wheatbelt The project aims to encourage regional women, of all abilities, to connect and swim and enjoy being in the water. It aims to address the need for education and support for adult women who lack ability or confidence to swim. it will achieve this by providing swimming education, training, and lessons in a safe non-judgemental space. Online education will achieved through creating a series of digital learning resources that are free to access and tailored specifically for women. Three 'road trips' through the Great Southern, South West and Wheatbelt areas will facilitate active participation in swimming sessions with other women in regional WA.$46,640
WA Gravity Girls Inc., Peel, South West, MetroThis project delivers on the participation strategy over a series of months rather than single day events, to break down barriers and increase participation in a nice segment (women) and minority group of riders in the WA mountain biking community. Leveraging active participation activities, documentative media and broad stakeholder engagement both inside and outside the local mountain bike community. This project will deliver on this by encouraging entry level participation through its short documentary films created through the program and series of open events. At the same time there will be a focus on training and upskilling volunteers with appropriate qualifications to increase capacity for taking more novice groups out on rides.$30,102
Waves of Wellness Foundation, MetroThe Waves of Wellness will deliver 5 x 8-week innovative mental health surf therapy programs in Western Australia, 3 x women’s health and 2 x at risk young people.$26,675
Zonta House Refuge Association, MetroThe project will offer 2 x 8 week learn to surf program for individuals facing mental health challenges, through family and domestic violence.$10,000
Total $431,982


Successful Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program grants round 2 2023
Organisation and project locationProjectTotal
Shire of Nannup, South West
This project involves a range of mountain biking activations, such as coaching clinics, inspirational speaker, first aid courses and coaching accreditations offered to residents of the greater Nannup region.$20,000
The Scout Association of Australia Western Australian Branch, PeelA pilot project to run 2 four-day camps for vulnerable youth at the Scouts WA Manjedal Adventure Centre. The camps will provide participants with access to adventurous outdoor recreation, vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, and employment pathways.$26,500
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup, South WestThis project aims to introduce the benefits of mountain biking and cycling to at-risk young people, culminating in a multi-day overnight bike packing experience on the Munda Biddi.$10,000
Ocean Heroes, MetroThis project provides a unique opportunity for the autism community to access the ocean in a fun, safe and supportive environment. This project aims to capacity build local volunteers with the essential skills required to work with people on the spectrum, which in turn will allow for an increase in free event numbers, and overall autism community participation.$19,000
Break the Boundary Inc, MetroThis project will develop a world-leading training program to establish highly qualified adaptive mountain biking leaders in Western Australia. This will enable the delivery of adaptive mountain bike clinics, sessions, experiences, camps and events to support people living with physical and neurological disabilities and impairments.$50,000
Western Australian Swimming Association Inc (trading as Swimming WA), Great Southern, Kimberley, Peel, Pilbara, South West, MetroThis project will provide entry-level coaching sessions to improve safety and reduce barriers to learn open water swimming, in conjunction with the Open Water Series Round in 2023/24.$25,000
Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association Inc, South WestThis project will improve quality of mountain bike coaching, by enabling 8 coaches to complete the Level 1 PMBIA instructor's course, thereby increasing participation opportunities in the Margaret River region.$5,600
Shire of Pingelly, Great SouthernThis project will encourage families and individuals to explore local trails around Tutanning, whilst upskilling local volunteers as tour guides.$5,000
Trails WA Inc, statewideThis project aims to increase participation on trails through the development of an advocacy campaign, that will improve awareness and drive action for people to use Trails WA as a resource to get hikers, mountain bikers and trails runners onto trails or onto trails more often.$25,000
City of South Perth, MetroThis project offers a series of free outdoor recreation activities, supported by local clubs.$7,441
Walpole Nornalup Visitor Centre, Great SouthernThis pilot project is a 2-week hiking, educational and environmental stewardship experience, delivered during the school holidays for residents and visitors to the greater Walpole region.$12,100
Masters Swimming Western Australia Inc, Great Southern, Mid West, Peel, South West, MetroThis project will develop an open water swimming learning framework, focusing on a new series of open water swimming clinics aimed at entry-level participants.$12,000
University of Western Australia Outdoor Club Inc, MetroThis project will support the training of outdoor recreation leaders in the club to improve safety and support the delivery of member participation.$13,287
Pilbara Trailblazers Inc, PilbaraThis project will deliver trail running events, skills development workshops and educational activities, aimed at providing participation and volunteering opportunities for Pilbara residents.$15,000
Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club, MetroThis project will deliver surf safety skills and lessons at Trigg Beach to vulnerable population groups of migrant, indigenous and seniors.$12,320
Shire of Collie, South WestThe Wheels of Wellbeing Project provides skill development and accredited coaching training for mountain biking in the Collie region, home of the Wamberger Trail network.$25,300
Girl Guides Western Australia Inc, MetroTo provide volunteer Girl Guide leaders with an outdoor leadership camp, where they can participate in a variety of activities to develop their outdoor recreation and leadership skills. Skills learnt will then be used to offer more outdoor recreation activities to Guide Units.$7,250
Augusta Community Development Association Inc, South WestTaalinup Augusta Adventurethon is a multi-discipline, multi-sector, any-time race designed for participants of all ages and levels. The race will incorporate the immense beauty and natural landscape of the Taalinup Augusta area, with participation spread throughout the year to enhance sustainable practices.$50,000
Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence Ltd (trading as Outdoors Great Southern), Great SouthernA series of expedition programs for young people in years 9 and 10, consisting of pre-trip education sessions, a 3-dayovernight trip, and 2 post-trip follow-up evaluation sessions.$30,000
Outdoors WA Inc, Metro, South WestThis project aims to increasing participation in hiking through the delivery of hiking skills workshops, in metro and regional locations.$25,000
Total $395,798


Successful Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program grants round 1 2022
Organisation and project locationProjectTotal
Shire of Carnarvon, GascoyneThe Bushwalking on Country project aims to upskill and engage community members of all abilities and demographics to become hiking and bushwalking leaders on Country, with a focus on Aboriginal storytelling of the history and heritage of the region.$35,000
Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence Ltd (Trading as Outdoors Great Southern), Great SouthernThe Women's Outdoor Network (WON) is a program of skills development workshops and participation events aimed at women (18+) living on the south coast of WA. It aims to grow women's skills and confidence in outdoor recreation activities, and provide pathways to ongoing participation.$30,000
Athletics West Ltd, KimberleyStep Up is a free platform designed to help recreational runners to record and compare how their physical and mental health is tracking, while highlighting the powerful relationship between the two.$30,000
Dismantle Inc, KimberleyMountain Biking for Youth. Dismantle will partner with Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation to deliver a bicycle refurbishment program for 10 young people, in which they build their own mountain bike and form a social network of peers to ride with and explore local bicycle tracks in Kununurra.$8,800
Action Outdoors Association, MetroAccredited first aid training for 30 club members, to provide safe outdoor recreation activities to over 200 senior members.$5,000
Cahoots, MetroThe Cahoots Thriving Outdoors Project (CTOP) is a mobile outdoor recreation program that encourages a passion for active outdoor recreation amongst vulnerable children and young people.$25,000
Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Inc, MetroMaar Koodjal – Boodja Kaartijin (Country Knowledge). Boodjar Kaartijin is an on-Country program that seeks to engage primary school children to participate in traditional Aboriginal outdoor recreational and cultural activities from Yanchep National Park.$45,500
Paddle Western Australia, MetroThe Paddling Adventure Program project will provide recreational paddlers and their families all the basic skills and safety information needed to confidently paddle on their next adventure. Course delivered in person and online.$15,115
Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective, MetroThe KMBC Member Coaching project provides mountain biking coaching courses to beginner and intermediate participants and supported by accredited coaching courses for 10 members.$20,000
Connect Victoria Park Incorporated, MetroThe Outdoor Active Older Adults – Open to Adventure is a program for older adults with limited financial and support resources, to participate in modified outdoor active recreation activities.$25,000
Westcycle Incorporated, Metro and Perth hillsWomen on Wheels (WOW) – Mountain Bike Series is an innovative program targeting women to try mountain biking, through a series of workshops which address the barriers for female participation. $31,000
Riding for the Disabled Association of West Australia Capricorn Group Inc, MetroThe Volunteer and Coach Training program provides essential and structured training for volunteers and trainee coaches to safely deliver horse riding experiences for people with disabilities.$10,668
Seaside Camp for Children Incorporated, MetroWater Craft Activities and Training is a program to provide subsidised water craft outdoor recreation activities for children with disability.$10,000
Orienteering Association of Western Australia, Metro and South West Anytime Orienteering provides free maps of urban and bushland areas in WA that allow participants to enjoy an orienteering course and try out map-reading and navigation skills. $5,000
The Nintirri Centre Incorporated, PilbaraTo provide Outdoor Youth Adventure Programs to youth at risk living in Tom Price, with a strong cultural focus. $25,000
Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club Incorporated, South WestThe Medic and Park Patrol Training Program provides essential first aid training of volunteers at Linga Longa Mountain Bike Club to support maximum participation at public gravity days.$5,000
Pemberton Cycling Association Incorporated, South WestThe Community Coaching Mountain Biking project will promote mountain biking in the community of Pemberton by providing skills for participants of all ages.$5,000
Munda Biddi Trail Foundation Inc, South WestThe MBTF Tour De Shire delivers a series of inclusive and challenging events for the community to learn about the Munda Biddi. Participants will develop skills to complete an overnight ride, while supporting local businesses.$20,000
Swimming Mermaids Inc, South WestThe Wild Swimming Experience builds resilience and reduces barriers to get more women swimming in oceans and rivers in a safe and nurturing environment.$16,000
Trails WA Inc, statewideEncourage and develop the level of participation in trails recreation throughout WA, with an innovative social media campaign and an expansion of the Trail Friendly Business program.$25,000
Outdoors WA Inc, statewideHappy Hikers is an introduction to hiking and nature education and offers supported hiking events during Outdoors October.$10,000
Climbers Association of Western Australia Inc (CAWA), statewideIncrease the opportunity for people from a variety of backgrounds to participate in recreational climbing in Western Australia, and to develop sustainable mechanisms to support the transition to independent recreational climbing.$25,000
Total $427,083


Page reviewed 17 June 2024