Finding the right grant for your association

Any association seeking grant funding will need to find out what programs are available and which will be best suited to the needs of the group. Grant programs are available from both State and Commonwealth agencies and there are a variety of search programs and guides that will assist associations finding the right grant.

State grants

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

  • Sport and Recreation through grants and scholarships, provides funding to organisations that facilitate sport and active recreation. There are a wide range of avenues to obtain funding including sport and community organisations, facilities and special funding for regional areas. 

    Visit the Funding, grants and scholarship page of Sport and Recreation’s  website for full details of opportunities available. 

  • Local Government and Communities provides one-off grants to community sector organisations and local governments to plan and implement projects, events and initiatives that help to improve the lives of West Australians.  Click here to go to the Local Government and Communities website.
  • Culture and the Arts distributes funding to organisations including small businesses, Local Government authorities and not-for-profit organisations.  Visit for more information regarding the grant programs offered, eligibility requirements and application processes.