Grant opportunities

Lotterywest’s vision, as the only government-owned lottery in Australia, is to build a better Western Australia together. We do this by working with organisations across the State to deliver projects and initiatives that achieve outcomes for our communities.

Our Community Investment Framework is a road map to support that vision.

Soon we’ll be launching a new Lotterywest Healthway Grants Portal to manage our grants.

In one easy and central location, you’ll be able to request funding, track progress and manage your approved grant. As we transition, we’ll need to shut down our current grant management system for both Lotterywest and Healthway. This means you’ll be unable to apply for funding or manage your current grant from 16 June to 30 July 2023. Learn more.

To achieve our vision, we aim to provide funds across five priority areas:

  • Inclusive thriving community
  • Connected cultural experiences
  • Protected sustainable ecosystems
  • Smart innovative society
  • Active healthy people

For each priority area there are supporting statements that highlight what outcomes you should be seeking to achieve from your idea to support the Western Australian community.  If you need support, we can work with you to understand how your idea contributes towards achieving one or more of these outcomes.

Grants: Community Investment Framework Update

These priorities have been informed by research, data, and consultation to maximise the positive impact from our lottery games profits. Our grants are delivered through three grant programs detailed below.

We are committed to maximising the positive impact of our grants for the WA community. This includes looking beyond the direct outcomes of an initiative to promoting practices that are inclusive, healthy, sustainable and respectful of Traditional Custodians and Country.

That’s why, starting from 1 January 2024 our Good Practice Requirements will apply to all applications. We encourage you to start thinking about how well the requirements align to your current practices and how to incorporate new measures to increase the positive impact of your initiative.

And remember, you are not alone, our team is here to help you think about what you need in order to meet the Good Practice Requirements.

Grassroots Community-Led

Our Grassroots Community-Led program is where organisations and the community are in the driver's seat. Come to us with your big (or small!) ideas to contribute towards making your community better and healthier.

Applications are open year-round, and we'll be looking to support grants which align to our priorities. From time to time we may also have grant rounds to target specific needs or opportunities. To stay up to date with Lotterywest grants, please subscribe to our mailing list.

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Developing Solutions

Our Developing Solutions program enables us to work strategically and proactively to achieve lasting change in key Lotterywest focus areas. We will develop a range of opportunities which might include bringing together partners, instigating collective impact initiatives, seeding new ideas, taking pilot projects to scale and working at systems change.

There are no applications for this grant program at this stage - our team will work directly with organisations to invite applications aligned to our focus areas. We will remain a partner in grant delivery.

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The Legacy program enables Lotterywest grant funds to be built up over time for investment in a large-scale project of significant impact for the Western Australian community. The Legacy grant program is driven by our Board and is not open for application


Watch our introduction to the Community Investment Framework webinar to learn more about Lotterywest’s grant-making.

Grant stories

Grant stories

Lotterywest has supported the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) so that they can continue helping people in need around Australia.

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