Aboriginal funding

Funding for programs and projects to celebrate Aboriginal culture and preserve history and traditions.

Arts 15k-plus

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Individuals
  • Groups

Who can apply

Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply however:

  • Individuals must have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Groups including unincorporated bodies, partnerships and individuals informally collaborating on an activity must be based in Australia.
  • Organisations must either be registered under law (e.g. incorporated association, company limited by guarantee) or created by law (e.g. university, school or government statutory authority).
  • WA educational institutions (kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities) cannot apply for curriculum-based arts activity. If you are in any doubt, contact us to discuss your activity.
  • If you are applying on behalf of Aboriginal people you must provide evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the conception, development of and participation in the activity.
  • Although WA residency is not a requirement to apply for a grant, if you are applying from outside WA you will need to show the benefits to WA artists, creatives, arts or cultural workers in your application.

Categories and amounts

  • Sector Development (Over $15,000)
  • Creative Development (Over $15,000)
  • Commercial Development (Over $15,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Over $15,000)

Arts U-15k

The Arts U-15k grant program offers up to $15,000 for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Individuals

Who can apply

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Development (Up to $15,000)
  • Commercial Development (Up to $15,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Up to $15,000)

Contemporary Music Fund

The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program will assist homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, building links nationally and internationally.

The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Education institutions

Who can apply

Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply.

Categories and amounts

  • 15k-plus (Over $15,000)
  • U-15k (Under $15,000)

KidSport

KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.

Available for

  • Individuals

Who can apply

All Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 with a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

Categories and amounts

  • KidSport application ($150)

Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (PALS)

Grants for WA schools to promote and advance reconciliation

Funding assistance of $1000 is available for your school to complete a PALS project. PALS projects are varied, and your school may already be involved with initiatives that are eligible for PALS funding. PALS funding is available to all WA primary and secondary schools and encourages schools with and without Aboriginal students to participate.

PALS is an initiative of the department which encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community. PALS is based on the core attributes of:

  • Partnership between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people based on trust, mutual respect and understanding.
  • Acceptance of and respect for diversity and valuing Aboriginal perspectives.
  • Learning more about each other, Aboriginal histories, languages and cultures; and how we can build strong partnerships with Aboriginal people.
  • Sharing a common journey towards healing and reconciliation.

 

Available for

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools

Who can apply

All WA primary and secondary schools.

Categories and amounts

  • Connecting to Country and Culture ($1000)
  • Community Relationships ($1000)
  • History ($1000)
  • Arts ($1000)
  • Inclusive Environments ($1000)
  • Language ($1000)

Targeted Participation Program

The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) provides funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation.

The focus is on evidence-based low participation groups. The 2019/20 targeted populations are:

  • Disengaged youth
  • Aboriginal
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD)
  • People with disability
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Insufficiently active
  • Adolescent girls (12 to 17)
  • Low socio-economic

Please contact the department to discuss any potential projects.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Local governments
  • Groups
  • State Sporting Associations
  • Industry representative bodies
  • Active recreation organisations
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Who can apply

  • Community organisations
  • State Sporting Associations
  • Industry Representative Organisation/Peak Body
  • Local governments
  • Local community groups
  • Sport and recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Category one ($50,001 to $150,000)
  • Category two ($10,000 to $50,000)
  • Category three ($5000)
Page reviewed 28 January 2020