Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    First Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grants approved

    12/05/2020 12:00 PM
    • First round of approved COVID-19 Relief Fund grants
    • More than $1 million will support 23 Western Australian community groups and local government authorities to help people experiencing hardship
    • Part of the $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund established in late March
    • Eligible organisations can apply immediately for grant support 

    Premier Mark McGowan has today announced the first allocation of grants from the Lotterywest $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund, which goes towards helping Western Australians experiencing hardship.


    Approved Lotterywest grants from March and April will see $1,098,568 support 23 community groups to deliver crisis and emergency relief support for Western Australians in need.


    The grants will assist community groups and local government authorities care for Western Australians experiencing hardship, including meeting an increased demand for food, clothing, and homelessness support.


    Lotterywest grants will also help meet costs of organisations to enable them to work differently in crisis and emergency support, and support increased collaboration between sectors to address the increased demand.


    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government, through Lotterywest, has allocated all profits directly into a newly created fund to assist the Western Australian community now and in recovery. The Emergency and Crisis Relief is a part of the bigger $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund established.


    The COVID-19 Relief Fund also includes an initial $59 million made available for crisis and emergency relief support ($20 million), support not-for-profit organisations that have cancelled events due to COVID-19 ($14 million) and grants for not-for-profit arts, sport and community organisations to maintain viability and build resilience for future recovery ($25 million).


    For more information on grant programs, eligibility, closing dates and recently approved grants, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants or call Lotterywest on 133 777. 


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "We've had to adapt swiftly to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure there is more immediate support for Western Australians in this time of need.


    "Western Australia is fortunate to be home to Lotterywest, the only State Government owned lottery in Australia where all the profits are returned to the community.


    "We can all contribute to WA's recovery of this pandemic because every profit from every ticket will go into the $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund and ensures vital funding goes directly to the people who need it most."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000


    COVID-19 Crisis and Emergency Relief funded grants - March and April 2020


    Grant recipientAmount granted 
    Beananging Kwuurt Institute$53,500City of Canning
    City of Melville - Citizens Relief Fund$20,000City of Melville
    Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation$70,566Shire of Broome
    El Shaddai Kwinana Christian Fellowship Inc$23,000City of Kwinana
    Linkwest Incorporated$40,000City of Nedlands
    Pregnancy Assistance (Incorporated)$17,500City of Vincent
    Southern Agcare Inc.$25,000Shire of Gnowangerup
    WA Mums Cottage Inc$13,050City of Mandurah
    Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd$40,000City of Stirling
    Wise Realities Institute for Healthcare Emerging Technologies Research Limited$4,472City of Perth
    Wyndham Early Learning Activity Centre (WELA) Incorporated$62,548Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
    Broome Community Information Resource Centre and Learning Exchange$57,500Shire of Broome
    Give Write Incorporated$12,755Town of Cambridge
    Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre Inc.$80,000City of Stirling
    Midland Information, Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc.$60,000City of Swan
    Ngunga Group Women's Aboriginal Corporation$144,232Shire of Derby-West Kimberley
    Patricia Giles Centre Inc.$50,329City of Vincent
    Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth - The Shopfront$15,000City of Bayswater
    South West Counselling Inc.$6,900City of Busselton
    Sun City Care Incorporated$70,000City of Greater Geraldton
    Yaandina Community Services Limited$102,716City of Karratha
    Youth Futures WA (Inc).$50,800City of Joondalup
    Youth Involvement Council Incorporated$78,700Town of Port Hedland