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Funding sports associations

The department provides funding opportunities for sports organisations to help develop their sport in Western Australia.

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Sport provides the catalyst for community gatherings, from small functions to major events, where people play, talk and share experiences. Importantly, it has a positive effect that reaches many levels of our society. It is an important thread that ties our social fabric.

Funding for sports organisations and associations

The department provides a range of funding programs and scholarships to support, sustain and develop sport organisations.

The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to Western Australian Athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.
The Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme provides valuable assistance to local sporting clubs in Western Australia to help increase and upgrade shared sporting equipment for club members.
The aim of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is to help country Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.
Enabling WA children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances.
The Organisational Sustainability Program (OSP) was developed to refine the way in which the Department works with key organisations in the WA sport and recreation industry to enable them to meet the challenges they face.
Sport 4 All is a new $20 million state government initiative to increase the number of kids at community sport and recreation clubs.

Where does the funding come from?

The Western Australian State Government through the Department of Sport and Recreation and Lotterywest provides significant financial assistance to sport in Western Australia through the Sports Lotteries Account.

Hosting National Sporting Events in Western Australia

State Sporting Associations can apply for funding to host a National Sporting Event in Western Australia. To receive more information contact your Sports Consultant.

Sports consultants

A directory of department sports consultants.

Contact the department

Perth Office - Leederville
Street address:
246 Vincent Street
Postal address:
PO Box 329
Telephone (08) 9492 9700
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711
Email the Perth office

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