Big boost for WA Arts, Sport and Community
Grants - Open grants, WA Grants
Big Boosts & positives for major business sectors:
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- More than $47.5 million in grants will support WA community groups
- Relief for community groups impacted by event cancellation during COVID-19
- Latest grant rounds focused on support to arts, sport and community groups
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has provided the biggest agenda of grants. This agenda of grants totaling to more than $47.5 million in crucial funding to the Western Australian community (WA).
In the final round of grants as part of the $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund resulted in Lotterywest. Receiving the same number of applications in a month that it would normally approve in a year.
Event Cancellation Relief and Resilient Organization Support rounds resulted in 381 grants recommended, totaling up to $26.3 million. Meaning organizations and businesses experiencing financial hardship, from events that cancelled out due to COVID‑19 will receive much-needed relief and support.
Grant support will also help maintain staff, develop new ways of working. Furthermore, build resilience so they can continue delivering benefits for the (WA) community during the state of emergency.
These grants are distributed by Lotterywest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). Then delivered to non-for-profit arts, sports and community organizations across the State.
Lotterywest is also set to provide a further $10 million to DLGSC. By assisting them to deliver specific COVID-19 relief programs for arts and sporting groups.
A further $5.2 million towards crisis and emergency relief has also been allocated to 23 not-for-profit organizations and local government authorities. With total profits of $11.2 million allocated to 91 groups to support Western Australians most in need.
Development is now underway for Lotterywest’s 2020-21 COVID-19 Relief Fund program for up to $100 million in grant funding.
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