Grants

Holden Home Ground Advantage 

Applications are open now and close 31 March 2018 for any sporting club or community organisation that runs or supports sporting activities to apply for up $25,000 in funding. 

Along with the grant funding, Holden have introduced a second option where clubs can fundraise up to $2500 selling E-book vouchers, with 100% of proceeds going to the club. For more info on both opportunities, see the link below. 

https://www.holden.com.au/discover-holden/home-ground-advantage

Grants for Women

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women.

Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities or initiatives, with a duration of up to six months that contribute to the program's priority areas.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for longer term (over six months), strategic initiatives involving a range of partners that will contribute to creating sustainable or systemic change in the program's priority areas.

Projects should address one or more of the following project priority areas:

  • Women's economic independence
  • Women in leadership 
  • Women's Consultative Fora Outcomes

For more information head to: https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Grants-for-Women.aspx#sthash.YTci9yuo.dpuf

Youth Engagement Grants

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that engage young people (10–18 years old) in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes.

Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities or initiatives with a duration of up to six months involving one or more partners and that contribute to the achievement of program objectives.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for longer term (over six months), community-wide strategic initiatives involving a wide range of partners and that contribute to the achievement of the program objectives. 

The project should address one or more of the following program objectives:

Develop the knowledge, confidence and skills young people need to be actively involved in community life and to respond to issues impacting on their lives.
Provide opportunities for young people to learn and develop life skills to help them to achieve their goals.
Promote and/or create environments and accessible services and programs to keep young people well and promote lifelong healthy lifestyles. 

Please contact the Grants Officer to discuss your project and the potential level of funding available.

Applications for this program will be accepted on an on-going basis.

For further information head to: https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Youth-Engagement-Grants-Program.aspx#sthash.1nvXlN5s.dpuf

Country Arts WA - Regional Arts Fund

Individual – up to $15,000
This is available for individual artists or artsworkers from regional and remote Western Australia who have identified a unique professional development opportunity or creative development initiative. This could include (but is not limited to) a mentorship, internship, fellowship or a form of training in their chosen art form. Individuals can be emerging or professional but must show a dedication to their chosen art form.

Community – up to $30,000
This is available for not-for-profit organisations or local Governments from regional and remote Western Australia to employ professional artists in a creative arts project that engages their community. This could include (but is not limited to) a residency, workshops, professional development initiative or arts development project.

Log in to Smarty Grants via the link on Country Arts WA website  or at https://cawa.smartygrants.com.au/ to complete an application.

Watering WA Farms

For farm operations that have access to scheme water

Watering WA Farms is designed to encourage commercial farmers to develop additional farm water supplies so they can reduce their reliance on scheme water and become more self-sufficient by developing local non-potable water supplies.

If you are a commercial farmer in a dryland agricultural district receiving less than 600 mm average annual rainfall and have on-farm access to scheme water you could be eligible for a one off rebate of up to $20 000.

Watering WA Farms will be open for applications in late 2016. Please register your interest at [email protected] and we will advise when the program is open.

All works being claimed must be installed within 18 months of the audit being completed. An on-farm water audit must be completed to be eligible for a rebate grant. For more information and to access funding for an audit please read the next section (farm water audits). 

Please refer to the rebate schedule for eligible works. 

Head to http://www.water.wa.gov.au/wateringWA/Farm-rebates-and-pastoral-grants for more information.

Farm Water Rebate Scheme

For farm operations that do not have access to scheme water

The Farm Water Rebate Scheme is designed to encourage commercial farmers to develop additional farm water supplies so they are more self-sufficient and able to address on-farm water shortages.

If you are a commercial farmer in a dryland agricultural district receiving less than 600 mm average annual rainfall and do not have on-farm access to scheme water, you could be eligible for a rebate under the scheme.

Farmers can claim up to 50 per cent of expenditure on approved water supply works, up to $15 000 per farming business, every ten years. All works being claimed must be installed within 18 months of the audit being completed.

Landholders who are directly connected to a scheme water pipeline or operate an intensive business are unable to access the Farm Water Rebate Scheme. Hobby farmers are ineligible.

An on-farm water audit must be completed to be eligible for a rebate. For more information and to access funding for an audit please read the next section (farm water audits).

Please refer to the rebate schedule for eligible works on the website. 

Further information on the Farm Water Rebate Scheme is contained within the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme and Farm Water Rebate Scheme – Information for applicants booklet.

Head to http://www.water.wa.gov.au/wateringWA/Farm-rebates-and-pastoral-grants for more information.