Lottery West COVID-19 Relief Fund: 'Strengthening & Adapting Organisations' Grant Now Open!

Heads up Western Australia! Round one of the LotteryWest COVID Relief 'Strengthening & Adapting Organisations' grant program is currently open, closing 21 September 2020. $10 million is up for grabs for qualifying Western Australian NFP (Not-For-Profit) organisations and community groups.


The objective of this grant program is to support NFP organisations and community groups to prepare for, and implement longer-term organisational changes. This support will foster a more innovative, collaborative and resilient network of NFP organisations and community groups that can better serve the needs of communities during and following the crisis.

Grant Streams:

There’s $10 million up for grabs under the three grant program streams:

  1. Organisational Capability & Governance

  2. Innovative Service Models

  3. Sector Collaboration.

Grant Outcomes:

Grant applications must seek to achieve one or more of the outcomes outlined below:

  1. Enhanced organisational governance and capability to be stronger and well positioned to respond to any further crisis;

  2. The development of innovative business models or service delivery models that support community organisations and the not-for-profit sector achieve greater impact;

  3. Enhanced collaboration across the not-for-profit-sector towards shared goals.

Key Information:

  • Round closes 21 September.

  • Available for WA based NFPs only

  • Large and small project funding available for:

  • Small grants may include support for working out how to adapt in order to be more effective and resilient, a ready to go, small scale initiative or developing bigger ideas which meet the program outcomes.

  • Larger grants may be for projects which support long-term change and or implementation of innovative, larger scale approaches which meet the program outcomes.

Governance & Capability Improvement

The level of scrutiny that is now applied to Directors on Boards has heightened due to a spate of recent corporate failures and related media scandals. Directors (including voluntary Directors) are responsible to ensure that appropriate and effective governance is applied.  


If you want to improve your organisation's governance practices and capability, now is the time to consider if this grant can assist you to implement these measures so that your organisation can be well positioned to respond to any future crisis. Read more about our Board Governance services available.


Innovative Business Models and Service Delivery Models

Business Agility is a leader in the design, development and implementation of innovative business models and service delivery models to improve organisational performance and achieve greater impact.


In a world of constant change, every business needs to regularly review their financials, operations, capabilities, systems and processes to ensure efficiency and ongoing sustainability. We work with organisations to support the design of new products / services, new digital systems and processes, new business growth strategies, new structures and new operating models. Read more about how we work with organisations to improve performance and service delivery.


If you are a Western Australian based NFP or community group and you need assistance with your grant application, or with the design of a project to align with the grant application requirements, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We have special discounted rates and packages on offer to support the important work of the NFP sector.

Read more about the LotteryWest COVID Relief 'Strengthening & Adapting Organisations' grant program.


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