Below is a list of all grants provided by the Department of Communities.
Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) Capability Building Grants ProgramShow more
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 2020-2022Show more
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 ProgramShow more
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 Connectivity Grants programShow more
Grants of up to $15,000 per project. 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 challenging ageism, reducing loneliness and improving older people's connections within their local community.
All-terrain Wheelchair Access for National Parks and BeachesShow more
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.
Attraction and Retention Packages for Regional Child Care Workers programShow more
The Attraction and Retention Packages for Regional Child Care Workers Program provides grants of up to $25,000 for regional Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
The funding will support the attraction and retention of educators to Early Childhood Education and Care services in regional Western Australia.
Funding for local governments in regional areas to deliver retention and attraction workforce packages.
- Status: Open
- Amount: Grants up to $25,000
- Open date: Monday, 22 January 2024
- Close date: Friday, 1 March 2024 at 2:30pm
- Contact email: email@example.com
- Find out more about the program
Community Gardens Grants ProgramShow more
Current status: closed.
Grants of up to $10,000 to assist with the planning, development and implementation of community garden projects across Western Australia.
Community Housing Grants ProgramShow more
The Community Housing Grants Program will provide $93 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.
- Find out more about the Community Housing Grants Program
- See Community Housing Refurbishment Grant recipients list
- See Community Housing New Builds recipients list
Community Housing Organisation (CHO) Maintenance Grants Program 2021Show more
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 ProgramShow more
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 ProgramShow more
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 2021-2023Show more
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.
Local Government Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) Grants ProgramShow more
The AEDC Grants Program provides grants of up to $100,000 for Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Western Australia to deliver programs that address the early development needs of young children in their community.
Find out more and download the guidelines and application form on the AEDC Grants Program page.
Local Government Partnership Fund for HomelessnessShow more
Grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 to provide one-off financial co-contributions towards new initiatives that are identified and led by local governments to respond to and prevent homelessness around Western Australia.
Support for Early Childhood Education and Care Services in Regional WAShow more
The EOI closed at 2:30pm on Friday, 3 November 2023.
Thank a Volunteer Day Grants ProgramShow more
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for community organisations to host events or activities occurring between 2 - 8 December 2023 in celebration of volunteers for International Volunteer Day (5 December 2023).
- Download the 2023 Thank a Volunteer Day Grants Program recipients list.
- For more information, go to the Thank A Volunteer Day Grants Program page.
- Download the Thank a Volunteer Day Grants Program acquittal form.
WA Youth Engagement GrantsShow more
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for short-term, one-off activities or initiatives of up to six months’ duration, and Grants of up to $10,000 for longer term, community-wide, strategic initiatives (6-12 months).
- Find out more about the Youth Engagement Grants program
Women’s Grants for a Stronger FutureShow more
Grants of up to $10,000 will be made available for one-off initiatives that align with the priority areas of Stronger Together: WA's Plan for Gender Equality, which are: health and well-being, safety and justice, women's economic independence and women in leadership.
Find out more about Women's Grants for a Stronger Future.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Regional Grants programShow more
The WEAAD Regional Grants Program provides grants of up to $3,000 for regional local governments and registered not for profits to hold WEAAD initiatives during the week of WEAAD to raise awareness of elder abuse.
To find out more, visit the Department's Elder Abuse Strategy page.
Youth Week WAShow more
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 2024.