COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

Published: Tuesday, 5 May 2020 at 3:50:11 PM

Grants update — Lotterywest

Grants update

Lotterywest’s purpose to build a better Western Australia together has never been more relevant in these uncertain times.

The State Government, through Lotterywest, is committing $159 million into a COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to the hardship being experienced by the Western Australian community, as a result, the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fund will comprise the following programs:

Lotterywest is now accepting grant applications for this program.

Up to $20 million in grant funding is available for Western Australian not-for-profit community sector organisations and local government authorities to provide crisis and emergency relief services to:

  • People currently experiencing hardship that are at risk of becoming entrenched in disadvantage due to the crisis
  • People newly experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19; and
  • Those that are most at risk of serious infection (immune-compromised, older people, diagnosed chronic medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples).

Lotterywest will help meet costs related to increased demand for crisis relief services; working differently in the current climate; and supporting collaboration to address the increased demand.  

Information regarding the assessment criteria for this program can be found here

If you have an existing grant to deliver emergency relief services and believe you need a variation to that grant, we will work with you to meet these needs.

Please contact Lotterywest on 133 777 to discuss your grant and request an application form.

Applications will be open from Friday 24 April - midnight Wednesday 13 May. Please call us to discuss your needs and provide an expression of interest.

Up to $14 million will be available for not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of events cancelled due to COVID‑19.

This program will consider cancellation costs and incurred and/or committed costs related to events cancelled between 16 March 2020 and 15 September 2020. Arts, culture and community organisations can also seek support relating to actual and/or anticipated revenue that is necessary to deliver services or programs.

Your application will need to demonstrate that the cancellation of an event has resulted in financial hardship that may affect your organisation’s ability to support the WA community with future activities. Please also detail in your application how the community will benefit from your organisation’s future activities.

Further information regarding this program can be found here.

Applications will be open from Friday 24 April – midnight Wednesday 13 May. Please call us to discuss your needs and provide an expression of interest.

Up to $25 million will be available for not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations across the State to maintain staff, pivot operations, collaborate, develop new ways of working, innovate, maintain viability and build resilience as appropriate for future recovery.

The program will contribute towards ensuring that eligible organisations are able to continue delivering benefit for the Western Australian community during the State of Emergency.

Further information regarding this program can be found here.

We're committed to help

In addition to this, Lotterywest will now allocate all available profits from every jackpot, draw and ticket (anticipated to be up to $100 million) directly into a newly created COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund to assist the Western Australian community to recover.

Please note that our commitment to statutory grants will still apply.

For organisations with an approved grant or an application under assessment

If you have an existing grant with Lotterywest that has been disrupted, we will consider grant variations that align with Lotterywest’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Variations can include a change to the grant purpose, expense items and acquittal timeframes. Please contact us to discuss your options, we’re here to help.

If you have an existing application with us, Lotterywest is reviewing these and it may be withdrawn if it does not align with the criteria of the fund and its programs. We will contact you to discuss.

If you have a new grant application or proposal that does not meet the criteria of the fund and its programs, we ask that you please understand that your application will not be considered at this time.

Check out the detailed information about each program by clicking the program headings or visit the FAQs here.

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