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Western Australia is leading the way in the strategic planning for high-quality hiking experiences, having an extensive user-friendly website of trails and being the first State to develop an activity-specific strategy for bushwalking and trail running.
The WA Hiking Strategy: Bushwalking and trail running in Western Australia 2020–2030 was developed to provide a strategic direction for hiking in Western Australia. It identifies and provides strategies to achieve the potential social, cultural, economic, environmental, health and wellbeing outcomes for Western Australia. It aims to maximise the opportunity for all Western Australians and visitors to benefit from access to an appropriate range of hiking experiences and will guide the sustainable development of hiking activities and associated trails’ infrastructure.
The vision of the strategy is that:
The strategy identifies four key objectives that support this vision:
The WA Hiking Participation Grants Program has been designed to address the strategy’s objective to maximise participation outcomes through investment in organisations that will develop and deliver hiking participation projects that support this objective.
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 Strategy, demonstrate consideration of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running and bushwalking.
The outcomes of the WA Hiking Participation Grants Program are:
The objectives of the WA Hiking Participation Grants Program are to:
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
To be eligible for funding, organisations must:
In addition, the following will apply:
Applications will be assessed against the following four criteria:
The application demonstrates that the project is aligned to the WA Hiking Strategy and the Australian Adventure Activity Standards.
The application demonstrates who will participate in and benefit from the project and will achieve at least one of the following objectives:
The organisation demonstrates its capacity and capability to deliver the project and manage identified risks.
The application is supported by a detailed project plan and outlines how the project will be promoted and evaluated. It is based on a realistic budget and represents value for money.
Each assessment criteria are weighted equally.
Orazio SantaluciaSenior Project Officer, Trails
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesTelephone 61 8 9492 9902Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/recreation PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
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