Grant Assistance

Community Development Officer Kelly Nottle is able to assist all community organisations in seeking grant funding that may be available. Please contact Kelly on 9733 7800 or

Community Development Grants

Funding of up to $800 is available for local community organisations to assist with projects and activities that enhance the community in line with Community Development principles, and the Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan.

The 2019 round is now closed.

The 2020 guidelines and application form will be published in 2020.

Community Development Grants 2019 Grants Awarded 

The Shire of Waroona has approved $7,500 in funding to 13 community organisations. A total of 16 applications were received for this round of Community Development Grant funding.

Grants have been awarded to:

  • Family Support Service - $800 towards the provision of school holiday activities
  • Lions Club of Waroona - $500 towards the hosting of the 2019 Community Christmas Gala
  • Preston Beach Volunteer Bushfire Brigade - $500 towards the establishment of a community bushfire ready program
  • Seniors Recreation Council of WA - Peel Branch - $500 towards the hosting of the 2019 Livelighter Peel Aged Care Games in Waroona
  • Waroona Agricultural Society - $800 towards the development of the ‘Farm Shed’ feature at the 2019 Waroona Agricultural Show
  • Waroona Bowling & Social Club - $450 towards the purchase of new umpiring equipment
  • Waroona Community Men’s Shed - $400 towards the purchase of signage of the new shed
  • Waroona Community Resource Centre - $600 towards the provision of monthly practical cooking classes
  • Waroona Football & Netball Club - $450 towards the purchase of additional sporting equipment
  • Waroona Hamel RSL - $500 towards the updating of honour boards
  • Waroona Junior Netball Association - $600 towards the purchase of new netball uniforms
  • Waroona Karate Club - $500 towards the replacement of karate mats
  • Waroona / Wagerup / Yarloop Meals on Wheels - $800 towards the purchase of consumables and containers

The grant funding is managed by the Small Grants & Awards Committee which comprises of 4 Shire Councillors.

Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund

The purpose is to fund facilities and projects with enduring value for the communities surrounding the Wagerup Refinery.  Funds will be allocated to community organisations, initiatives, processes and activities that contribute to the local government region known as the Shire of Waroona.

Applications can be for a broad range of community development projects both large and small that make a positive contribution to the economic, social, recreational or environmentally sustainability of the communities within the Shire of Waroona.

Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund 2019 Grants Awarded

The Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund (AWSF) has recently approved $310,000 in funding to 8 community organisations. A total of 24 applications were received for this 3rd round of AWSF funding.

Grants have been awarded to:

  • Waroona Bowling & Social Club – $30,000 towards improved lighting on the B green and new bar shutters;
  • Shire of Waroona – $40,000 towards new playground equipment at Centennial and other parks;
  • Waroona Community Men’s Shed – $20,000 towards installation of solar panels on their new shed;
  • Shire of Waroona – $50,000 towards developing a new youth precinct area in Waroona;
  • Waroona West Volunteer Bushfire Brigade – $50,000 towards site works for their new fire station;
  • Waroona Community Lights Committee – $30,000 towards more Christmas lights around town in 2019;
  • Quambie Park Inc. – $40,000 towards solar panels on their new residential units in Millar St;
  • Waroona Agricultural Society – $50,000 towards extensions of their clubrooms.

The operation of the fund is managed by an advisory committee which comprises of 2 Shire Councillors, 2 Alcoa representatives and 2 members of the public.

Lotterywest Grants

Lotterywest grants support people with special needs, disadvantaged people in our community, and initiatives that contribute towards the quality of life for all Western Australians.

The funding is used for extending the capacity of Not-for-Profit Organisations, strengthening community service delivery, enhancing community initiatives, valuing our state's heritage, and advancing participation in community life.

Lotterywest has developed a Community Investment Framework to support their vision of ‘Building a better WA together’ and to strengthen the impact achieved with the grants supported by Lotterywest and Healthway.

Lotterywest supports local and community initiatives. They also work with communities and sectors that are developing solutions to help achieve a deeper, wider impact, or that will leave a lasting and significant community legacy.

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