Other grants and funding

View the Western Australian Department of Local Government's Grants Directory for more funding programs from State, Commonwealth and private organisations.

Grants directory

The Grants directory  is an online source covering State, Commonwealth and private sector grants for communities and local governments in Western Australia. It is provided by the Department of Local Government and updated annually.

It contains comprehensive information on more than 110 grant programs, including:

  •  Sponsoring agency or organisation (including links)
  •  Who is eligible
  •  How to apply
  •  Application guides and forms.

The online directory allows you to search its database and download printable lists of grants available.

Grant categories

The Grants Directory lists programs that cover many different categories of projects and events, including:

  •  Arts and culture
  •  Community and society
  •  Education
  •  Environment and nature
  •  Health
  •  Heritage
  •  Indigenous
  •  Law & order and public safety
  •  Local government support
  •  Regional and rural
  •  Sport and recreation
  •  Transport
  •  Water
  •  Youth.

Sponsoring agencies and organisations

The current sponsoring agencies include:

  • Attorney General’s Department (Commonwealth Government)
  • Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Australian Sports Commission (Commonwealth Government)
  • Australian Sports Foundation Ltd
  • CAN WA
  • Commonwealth Bank Group
  • Community Arts Network Western Australia
  • Country Arts WA
  • Department for Communities
  • Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA)
  • Department of Education Services, Non-Government Education Branch
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Commonwealth Government)
  • Department of Infrastructure and Transport(Commonwealth Government)
  • Department of Regional Development and Local Government, Arts and Sport (Commonwealth Government)
  • Department of Sport and Recreation
  • Department of the Attorney General
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (Commonwealth Government)
  • Department of Water
  • Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Heart Foundation WA
  • Keep Australia Beautiful Council
  • Lotterywest
  • Office of Multicultural Interests
  • SGIO
  • South West Catchments Council
  • State Heritage Office
  • Swan River Trust
  • Western Australian Police Service
  • Western Australian Local Government Association
  • Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).