Community Trail Planning Grants Program

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. 

The program is aimed at local governments or incorporated organisations that have established strategic support for a trail development and are ready to commence a specific stage/s in the TDP. The process can also be applied to trails master planning for specific geographical areas including regional, sub-regional and joint local government areas.

Funding may be used for interstate and intrastate travel and accommodation costs related to the development of the trail plan, presenter fees associated with delivery of training and workshops and Aboriginal cultural engagement activities and advertising, publicity, promotion, marketing, printing and publishing costs. 

How to apply

  • Read and understand the grant guidelines before commencing the application process.
  • Read and familiarise yourself with Part A of the  WA Trail Development Series and the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint before applying.
  • Only one application per organisation will be considered.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful upon submission.
  • Complete all sections of the application form and submit with the following supporting documentation:
    • A copy of your organisation’s incorporation certificate (if not already provided to DLGSC).
    • A copy of current public liability insurance certificate (minimum required is $10 million) (if not already provided to DLGSC).
    • Letters of support from active partners
    • Existing plans, strategies and/or master plans
    • Any proposal/scope of works relating to the project

Application form

Submit your application form and supporting documentation by 5pm Monday 11 March 2024.

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • $5000 to $50,000
  • $5000 to $25,000


You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

Community Trail Planning Grants Program guidelines
To receive and application form please contact a DLGSC Trails Officer.

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Projects beginning after Category
February 2024 9:00am 12 February 2024 Not applicable 5:00pm 11 March 2024 1 June 2024 to 31 December 2025. Indicative notification date June 2024.
  • Local trail planning projects
  • Master planning

Further information

Steve Bennett
Senior Policy Officer — Recreation
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Telephone 61 8 9492 9732
PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007

Successful applications

Page reviewed 20 March 2024