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$350,000 available for community causes — grant applications now open

Jul 8, 2024
Applications are now open for the Gaming Community Trust grants program which distributes unclaimed gambling winnings to worthwhile community causes.
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Dalyellup community and youth centre project given a funding boost

Jan 25, 2024
The Dalyellup community in our south-west will benefit from a $1 million boost to the construction of its new multipurpose community and youth centre
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Waroona Railside Park brings community together

Jan 4, 2024
The new $4.4 million Waroona Railside Park has been officially opened.
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Almost one million reasons to love the arts

May 8, 2023
From an Italian-Yamaji opera to intergenerational arts collaborations, a dozen regional projects will be increasing social inclusion and access to arts and culture.
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Getting support after a critical incident

Jul 30, 2021
When tragedy or trauma strikes a sporting community, it can be helpful — or even vital — to be able to access pastoral care support.
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PALS program promotes reconciliation in WA classrooms

Oct 29, 2020
Schools across Western Australia will continue to create projects next year that promote and advance reconciliation in their local community through the Partnership, Acceptance, Learning and Sharing (PALS) program.
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MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard

Jun 26, 2020

LG Alert

Local governments encouraged to promote the MARKTY Community Resilience Scorecard study to local communities, open until 3 July 2020.

Support for arts, sports and community organisations

Apr 24, 2020
From Friday 24 April, until midnight Wednesday 13 May, organisations are able to apply for Lotterywest support through its COVID-19 Relief Fund involving the ‘Event Cancellation Relief and ‘Sector Support for Resilient Organisations’ short term grants programs.

New intrastate travel restrictions from midnight, Tuesday 31 March 2020

Mar 28, 2020

LG Alert

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Government will introduce further restrictions on travel within Western Australia from midnight Tuesday night (12.00am Wednesday morning).
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