Targeted Participation Program category two guidelines

Funding $15,001 to $50,000

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1. Targeted Participation Program information

The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) provides funding that enables organisations to promote participation, healthy lifestyles and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation, with a focus on evidenced based low participation groups. In 2018/19, funding for TPP has been provided as a joint initiative between the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Healthway.

Each year, the targeted priority populations and locations may change, dependent on government priorities and policy objectives, and assessment of community need. These will align to the department strategic plan and Healthway’s high priority target groups. 

The department and Healthway are seeking applications for projects that create quality, affordable sport and active recreation opportunities with a focus on engaging the evidence based low participation groups.

These opportunities should also provide a platform to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles and create healthy environments to support participation.

Initiatives that can provide evidence of collaboration with key service providers, sport and community groups are encouraged to apply.

There are three categories available. This information is provided for category two annual competitive funding round. Projects that create sustainable, affordable and quality sport and active recreation opportunities that increase participation in physical activity and provide a pathway to engage targeted populations.

2. Supporting information

2.1 Objectives

  • Targeted investment into specific community sport and recreation outcomes developed through community consultation and partnerships.
  • Programs that create sustainable, affordable and quality sport and recreation opportunities and pathways to engage targeted populations.
  • Activities that increase the engagement and physical activity of low participation groups.
  • Programs that increase community partnerships that support healthy behavior.
  • Programs that increase participant wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem through connection to community.
  • Programs that improve the understanding of the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
  • The creation of healthy environments.

2.2 Investment framework and outcomes

Category two $15,001 to $50,000 per annum

Programs create sustainable, affordable and quality sport and active recreation opportunities and pathways to engage targeted populations.
Target populations
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse
  • Aboriginal
  • People with disability
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Disengaged youth
  • Insufficiently active
Outcome areas
  • Participation
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Behavioural change
  • Regional
  • Partnerships
  • Healthy environments
  • Annual
Who can apply
  • Sport and recreation agent
    As recognised by the department, but not receiving category one funding.
  • State Sporting Associations
    As recognised by the department. The pre-eminent representative organisation taking responsibility for the development of the sport in Western Australia and holds formal affiliation with the recognised National Sporting Organisation. The activity meets the Australian Sports Commission’s definition of sport.
  • Industry Representative Organisation/Peak Body
    As recognised by the department. A peak body or umbrella organisation that represents an aligned industry segment and provides advocacy, leadership, guidance and strategic direction for the related activity state-wide. Statewide representation can include direct membership, and/or club and/or regional association affiliations.
  • Local governments
    (cannot be funded for similar projects/outcomes through Industry Investment Program)

Priority metro local government areas:

  • Belmont
  • Armadale
  • Canning
  • Gosnells
  • Swan
  • Stirling
  • Wanneroo
  • Kwinana
  • Rockingham

Priority regional areas:

  • Kimberley
  • Mid West
  • Goldfields
  • Pilbara

3. Assessment criteria

Each application will be assessed based on the criteria below:

Projects must provide:

  • A safe and healthy environment for children and young people, including complying with the Working with Children Check (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004; and
  • Involvement in sport and/or active recreation in a healthy environment to engage one of the priority populations or areas; or
  • Opportunities for education, mentoring, training, leadership and healthy participation.

Projects should be:

  • Supported in partnership with other organisations through in-kind and/or financial assistance.
  • Developed in consultation with local community members and/or sport and active recreation service providers.
  • Supporting the development of leadership and advocacy skills.
  • Providing awareness of the benefits of sport and recreation and/or healthy environments.
  • Providing behaviour change principles that have been integrated into the project or program.
  • Providing an extent to which the Capability – Opportunity – Motivation (COM) model has been embraced to effect behaviour change.
  • Demonstrating the creation of healthy environments.

4. How to apply

  • Read the generic TPP guidelines, along with each category guidelines, assessment criteria and supporting information.
  • Contact the Inclusion Team on +61 8 9492 9700 to discuss your application. Regional applicants should contact their regional department office to discuss your project.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Submit your application by no later than 5 pm on the closing date of the relevant round (see important dates below). A Microsoft Word document is required.
  • Only one successful application per organisation per financial year may be considered.
Key dates for category two: annual competitive funding round


Key dates

Grant round opens

1 October 2018

Grant round closes

31 October 2018

Assessment and recommendation process

November and December 2018

Applicants notified and grant agreements finalised

January 2019

Projects commence

1 February 2019 onwards

5. More information

For information regarding the Targeted Participation Program or assistance to complete the online application form, please contact:

Inclusion Team
PO Box 329, Leederville WA 6903
246 Vincent Street Leederville WA 6007
Telephone +61 8 9492 9700
Email the Inclusion Team

Regional applicants

Regional applicants should contact their regional department office to discuss your project (all applications must still be submitted via email).