Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Grants Program

Providing financial support to organisations to deliver accessible outdoor active recreation opportunities.

The Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program provides financial support to organisations to deliver accessible outdoor active recreation opportunities for all Western Australians to increase participation, develop life skills and support the transition along the participation spectrum.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications for projects that are aligned with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework and maximise the benefits of participating in outdoor active recreation activities.


The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • DLGSC recognised state sporting associations (SSAs)
  • DLGSC recognised state active recreation organisations (SAROs)
  • local government authorities (LGAs)
  • local sport and active recreation clubs and associations
  • community organisations.

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 (Cth) 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)
  • 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 must commit to ensuring a COVID-19 safe environment and complying with all relevant regulations.
  • Organisations with outstanding acquittals for any DLGSC grant may have payments withheld until outstanding acquittal documentation is satisfactorily completed.

How to apply

  1. Read the More People More Active Outdoors Framework.
  2. Read and understand the grant guidelines before commencing the application process.
  3. Discuss your project with the Recreation Team prior to applying.
  4. Complete all sections of the application form.
  5. Submit your application form and relevant supporting documentation to recreation@dlgsc.wa.gov.au by 5pm Monday 18 September 2023.

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • $5000 to $50,000


You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

Outdoor Active Recreation Program guidelines

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
Round 1 12:00am 21 August 2023 Not applicable 5:00pm 18 September 2023 Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program

Recently funded projects

A list of successful Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program grants.

Further information

Tash Hanham
Senior Project Officer, Recreation
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Telephone 61 8 9492 9983
Email recreation@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007

Page reviewed 09 August 2023