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Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) Capability Building Grants Program 2021

Funding of up to $45,454 (excluding GST) per project is available for eligible Aboriginal not-for-profit or charitable organisations for capability building activities that provide services to Aboriginal children, families, people and communities within WA. 

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) Capability Building Grants Program 2021 applications are now closed. 


Addressing Family Violence in the Kimberley Grants Program 2020-2022

Communities has a total grants budget of $2.6 million to trial the Addressing Family Violence in the Kimberley Grants Program focused on developing place-based family violence interventions in the Kimberley region. Grants are available to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) or organisations working in partnership with an ACCO.

Addressing Family Violence in the Kimberley Grants Program 2020-2022 applications are now closed. 


Age-friendly and Dementia-friendly Communities Grants Program

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for local governments and incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to implement age-friendly, active/positive ageing, other seniors-related strategies, and dementia-friendly strategies.

Age-friendly and Dementia-friendly Communities Grants Program applications are now closed.

Download the Age-friendly and Dementia-friendly Communities Acquittal Form


Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants program

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for local governments and incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to implement age-friendly, active and positive ageing, and other seniors-related strategies that focus on reconnecting older people with their community and building capacity to remain connected should any further COVID-19 social isolation restrictions be imposed in the future.

Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants Program applications are now closed.

Download the Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grant Program Acquittal Form 

Download the 2020-21 Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grant recipient list 


All-terrain Wheelchair Access for National Parks and Beaches

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to increase the availability of all-terrain wheelchairs in National Parks and beaches across Western Australia to support people with disability to connect to their community, participate more actively in community life and recreate in the natural environment.

View the All-terrain Wheelchair Access for National Parks and Beaches grant page.


Community Gardens

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist with the planning, development and implementation of community garden projects across Western Australia.

Download the Community-Gardens-Grants-Program-AcquittalForm.docx.


Community Housing Organisation (CHO) Maintenance Grants Program 2021

Forming part of the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP), grants of up to $20,000 are available for Community Housing Organisations (registered and non-registered) to conduct non-urgent maintenance on eligible items in regional locations across Western Australia. Applications close at 2:30pm Monday 1 February 2021.

Community Housing Organisation (CHO) Maintenance Grants Program applications are now closed. 


COVID-19 Community Housing Rent Relief Grant Program 

Grants are available to eligible community housing organisations (including local government authorities) that froze rent payable increases during the entire COVID-19 Emergency Period; or intend to credit tenants/occupants for rent payable increases charged during this period.

COVID-19 Community Housing Rent Relief Grant Program applications are now closed. 


COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants Program

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community organisations to implement projects that engage young people (10–25 years old) in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes.

COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grants applications are now closed.

Download the COVID-19 Youth Recovery Grant Recipient List.


Financial Counselling Traineeships 2021-2023

The Financial Counselling Traineeships Grant Program 2021-2023 will contribute towards the establishment of a training pipeline and the longer-term sustainability of the financial counselling workforce in Western Australia.

Grants of up to $110,000 over two years in metropolitan Perth and Mandurah locations and up to $120,000 over two years in regional locations for each FTE trainee are available for financial counselling services currently funded by the Department for Communities. 

Financial Counselling Traineeship Program applications are now closed. 


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.

Download the Grants for Women Acquittal Form (DOCX 95KB).

Download the Grants for Women 2020-21 Grant Recipient List 


Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for community organisations to host events or activities on Thank a Volunteer Day, December 5. 

Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program 2021 is now closed.

Download the Thank a Volunteer Day Celebration Grants Program Acquittal Form


Youth Week WA

Grants of up to $1,500 for individual events and up to $3,000 for collaborative community-wide events are available for eligible organisations to host an event during Youth Week WA 2020.

Youth Week WA 2021 Grants Program applications are now closed. 

Download the Youth Week WA Acquittal Form

Download the Youth Week WA Grant Recipient List