The State Government and Lotterywest have announced significant changes to Lotterywest’s grants program, to support organisations dealing with the community impacts of COVID-19.
The re-prioritised grant funding of approximately $159 million will focus on the areas where Lotterywest can support organisations helping people experiencing hardship.
Lotterywest will now allocate all profits previously assigned to a direct grants budget directly into the newly created fund to assist the Western Australian community to recover.
Funding will support new equipment and resources to update processes that are required to adapt to rapidly changing needs.
This funding will also provide urgent financial relief for not-for-profit sports, arts and community organisations experiencing hardship as a result of cancelled events. It will compensate for cancellation costs, lost revenue and incurred or committed operational costs associated with the cancelled event. Often these events were crucial to the ongoing operations of important community organisations.
Read the related media statement in full.
Eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply immediately for grant support by visiting Lotterywest or by calling 133 777.