Department of Communities Grants Programs

The Department of Communities provides grants to community sector organisations and local governments to plan and implement projects, events and initiatives that help to improve the lives of Western Australians.

Open grants

All grants

Below is a list of all grants provided by the Department of Communities.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) Capability Building Grants Program

Show more
Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) Capability Building Grants Program 2021 applications are now closed.

Funding of up to $45,454 (excluding GST) per project is available for eligible Aboriginal not-for-profit or charitable organisations for capability building activities that provide services to Aboriginal children, families, people and communities within WA.

Addressing Family Violence in the Kimberley Grants Program 2020-2022

Show more
Addressing Family Violence in the Kimberley Grants Program 2020-2022 applications are now closed.

Communities has a total grants budget of $2.6 million to trial the Addressing Family Violence in the Kimberley Grants Program focused on developing place-based family violence interventions in the Kimberley region. Grants are available to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) or organisations working in partnership with an ACCO.

Age-friendly and Dementia-friendly Communities Grants Program

Show more
Age-friendly and Dementia-friendly Communities Grants Program applications are now closed.

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for local governments and incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to implement age-friendly, active/positive ageing, other seniors-related strategies, and dementia-friendly strategies.

Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants program

Show more
Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants Program applications are now closed.

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for local governments and incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to implement age-friendly, active and positive ageing, and other seniors-related strategies that focus on reconnecting older people with their community and building capacity to remain connected should any further COVID-19 social isolation restrictions be imposed in the future.

All-terrain Wheelchair Access for National Parks and Beaches

Show more
All-terrain Wheelchair Access for National Parks and Beaches grant applications are now closed.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to increase the availability of all-terrain wheelchairs in National Parks and beaches across Western Australia to support people with disability to connect to their community, participate more actively in community life and recreate in the natural environment.

Community Gardens Grants Program

Show more
Community Gardens grant applications are now closed.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist with the planning, development and implementation of community garden projects across Western Australia.

Community Housing Organisation (CHO) Maintenance Grants Program 2021

Show more
Community Housing Organisation (CHO) Maintenance Grants Program applications are now closed.

Forming part of the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP), grants of up to $20,000 are available for Community Housing Organisations (registered and non-registered) to conduct non-urgent maintenance on eligible items in regional locations across Western Australia. Applications close at 2:30pm Monday 1 February 2021.

COVID-19 Community Housing Rent Relief Grant Program

Show more
COVID-19 Community Housing Rent Relief Grant Program applications are now closed.

Grants are available to eligible community housing organisations (including local government authorities) that froze rent payable increases during the entire COVID-19 Emergency Period; or intend to credit tenants/occupants for rent payable increases charged during this period.

COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants Program

Show more
COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants applications are now open.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community organisations to implement projects that engage young people (10–25 years old) in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes.

Financial Counselling Traineeships 2021-2023

Show more
Financial Counselling Traineeship Program applications are now closed.

The Financial Counselling Traineeships Grant Program 2021-2023 will contribute towards the establishment of a training pipeline and the longer-term sustainability of the financial counselling workforce in Western Australia.

Grants of up to $110,000 over two years in metropolitan Perth and Mandurah locations and up to $120,000 over two years in regional locations for each FTE trainee are available for financial counselling services currently funded by the Department for Communities.

Grants for Women

Show more
Grants for Women applications are now closed.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women.

Social Housing Economic Recovery Package Grants Program

Show more
Social Housing Economic Recovery Package Grants Program applications are now open.

The Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) Grants Program will provide $92.8 million for new and upgraded community housing for hundreds of WA’s most vulnerable people. This includes new housing construction projects and refurbishment works which will create more fit-for-purpose homes to help address the State’s increasing social housing demands, along with specific funding for maintenance works in remote Aboriginal communities.

Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program

Show more
Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program 2021 is now closed.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for community organisations to host events or activities on Thank a Volunteer Day, December 5.

Youth Week WA

Show more
Youth Week WA 2022 Grants Program applications are now open.

Grants of up to $1,500 for individual events and up to $3,000 for collaborative community-wide events are available for eligible organisations to host an event during Youth Week WA 2022.

Page reviewed 25 November 2021