The WA Government is extending its Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund to ensure continued support for community groups impacted by COVID-19.
The fund was created in March 2020 to enable all available Lotterywest proceeds to be directed to crisis and emergency relief and not-for-profit community organisations affected by the pandemic.
To date, it has delivered $67 million in grants to the Western Australian community.
This includes $10 million in grants specifically targeted towards community sports and arts programs, $11.2 million to community groups which support those experiencing hardship, and $26.3 million for organisations to address the financial impact of cancelled events, and support resilience.
The extension of the Lotteries Commission Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 has been granted until March 15, 2021.
All grants funded under the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund are reported on Lotterywest’s website.
More information about grants and the application process is available at http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
Source: WA Government