Community Place Based Grants

Co-designed, place based structured holiday and out-of-school activity programs.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has developed the Community Place Based Grants Program to support community-led initiatives that address local priorities for vulnerable children and young people who require extra support to achieve positive life outcomes through sport and recreation activities.  

The Community Place Based Grants Program provides financial support to organisations to develop and deliver co-designed, place based structured sport and recreation holiday and out-of-school activity programs in identified regional locations in Western Australia.

The program includes a process to work collaboratively with local government, Aboriginal leaders and community service organisations to incorporate sport and recreation in community-led activities and events that target vulnerable children and young people and their families.

The DLGSC is seeking applications from organisations in targeted regional and remote locations in Western Australia for 1 to 2 year projects that will achieve the program’s outcome and objectives.

The DLGSC encourages organisations to consider applying for Community Place Based initiatives that support and broaden diversity and inclusion.


The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • community sport and recreation service providers.
  • community service providers.
  • Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
  • Indigenous corporations.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • be incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 2015 (WA) or a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 or an Indigenous organisation under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) or be registered as a Local Government Entity in Western Australia
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  • maintain appropriate and sufficient insurance cover for the duration of the project. A certificate of currency of insurance for the coming year should be provided upon application. Please note, for Public Liability Insurance, a minimum value of $10 million per claim or occurrence giving rise to a claim is required.

In addition, the following will apply:

  • Organisations with outstanding acquittals for any DLGSC grant may have payments withheld until outstanding acquittal documentation is satisfactorily completed.

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Community Place Based Grant: $5000 to $50,000 per annum for up to 3 years


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Community Place Based Grants guidelines

Further information

Troy Jones
Director, Regional Services
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Telephone 61 8 9792 6942
PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007

Successful applications 2022-23 to 2024-25

Page reviewed 04 December 2023