LotteryWest grants for Clubs

by Aaron Delaporte

Further details regarding two grants that can aid Bowling Clubs were released today, April 21st 2020.

A total of $14 million is available through this program delivered in partnership between Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and VenuesWest.

Grants will provide financial relief for not-for-profit arts, sports and community organisations that experience hardship as a result of events cancelled between 16 March and 15 September 2020 due to COVID-19 to compensate for costs associated with the event.

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 how the community will benefit from future activities in your application.

Applications will be open from Friday 24 April – midnight Wednesday 13 May

Three funding streams are available under this program to support the three sectors. Please follow these links for detailed eligibility criteria and assessment information.

  • Stream A – Up to $5 million for relief to sport and recreation organisations.
  • Stream B – Up to $5 million for relief to culture and arts organisations.
  • Stream C – Up to $4 million for relief to other community organisations.

Applications must meet our eligibility criteria and the program objectives. We anticipate high demand which means that some organisations may not be successful or may not receive the full amount requested.

The following costs will be considered where support is not being provided by the Federal or State Government or other sources:

  • Cancellation costs;
  • Incurred and/or committed costs for cancelled events that is necessary to deliver services or programs; and
  • For arts, culture and community organisations only: Loss of actual revenue and revenue that had reasonably been anticipated that is necessary to deliver services or programs.

More details are available at https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/lotterywest/covid-19/covid-19-grants/event-cancellation-relief-for-arts-sports-and-community-groups

A total of $25 million is available to support 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 objective of this program is to contribute towards ensuring that eligible organisations are able continue delivering ongoing benefit for the WA community.

Applications will be open from Friday 24 April – midnight Wednesday 13 May

Three funding streams are available under this program. Please follow the below links for detailed eligibility criteria and assessment information.

  • Stream D – Up to $8 million for relief to sport and recreation organisations
  • Stream E – Up to $8 million for relief to culture and arts organisations
  • Stream F – Up to $9 million for relief to other community organisations

Applications must meet our eligibility criteria and the program objectives. We anticipate high demand which means that some organisations may not be successful and Lotterywest will not be able to fund all of an organisation’s costs. Successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate how they will remain viable and continue to contribute to the WA community beyond the State of Emergency.

The following costs may be considered where support is not being provided by the Federal or State Government or other sources:

  1. Essential on-going operating costs to keep core services functioning during the crisis
  2. Equipment or other resources to support new ways of working during the current crisis and beyond
  3. Support related to immediate business planning needs
  4. Other demonstrable costs that cannot be deferred, refunded or claimed via insurance

Further details available at https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/lotterywest/covid-19/covid-19-grants/resilient-arts-sports-and-community-organisations

Clubs can also contact their Regional Bowls Managers for further assistance.