Targeted Participation Program Funding Scheme

The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) Funding Scheme provides funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation.

The focus is on evidenced based low participation groups. Each year the target populations and priority locations may change, based on current data and assessment of need.

Applications are closed

Sport and Recreation (WA), a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries were seeking applications for projects that create quality, affordable sport and active recreation opportunities to engage these target groups. 

Projects are required to increase participation in physical activity and encourage pathways into community sport and active recreation. Organisations that demonstrate initiatives that provide evidence of collaboration with key service providers, sport and community groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications closed 5pm 28 February 2018.

Funding snapshot


Applicants must read the 2018 Targeted Participation Program Funding Scheme Guidelines.

Applicants cannot apply if they have current funding for the same project through the Youth Engagement Scheme, Community Participation Funding, Active Regional Communities or the State Sporting Association Annual Grant Scheme unless they can clearly demonstrate separate or new outcomes.

2018 target populations and priority locations

The target populations and key priority locations have been developed based on a combination of
(SEIFA) (which denotes the level of disadvantage for the area, relative to the state), and other relevant
These have also been determined based on the need to provide sport and active recreation programs,
where structured activities (such as club based sport) are not readily available.
Projects that can demonstrate a focus on one (or more) of the key target populations, combined with
being located in a priority area (particularly if there is a lack of other structured sport and recreation
options ), will be given the highest priority. Areas of immediate identified need will also be considered as they arise.

Target populations

  • Aboriginal
  • Adolescent girls (12–17)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • People with disability
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Youth at risk.

Priority local government areas (metro)

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

Priority regional areas

  • Goldfields
  • Kimberley
  • Mid West
  • Pilbara.

Frequently asked questions

How do I submit my application?

Applications are to be submitted electronically via email to Applications must be submitted no later than 5.00pm 28 February 2018.

Should I contact the Department prior to submitting my application?

Yes, all applicants must contact the Department prior to submitting an application. For projects in the metropolitan area please contact the Community Participation Inclusion Officers - Natasha Hanham on 9492 9821, Paul Goodley on 9492 9840 or email

For projects in regional Western Australia please contact your regional Sport and Recreation (WA) office.

When will I know the outcome of my submitted application?

Organisations will be notified of the outcomes of their application by DLGSC in May 2018. Successful projects will commence from 1 July 2018 onwards.

My organisation has received funding from other DLGSC sources in 2017/18, are we still eligible to apply?

Applicants who have received funding or other Youth Engagement Scheme, Community Participation Funding or Active Regional Communities grants in the 2017/18 financial year may also be considered for TPP funding if they can clearly demonstrate separate programs/initiatives and outcomes.

Can I apply for TPP funding for a project that has already commenced?

No. Projects that have already commenced are ineligible for TPP funding.

Can I receive funding for a project that is already existing?

If lodging an application for an existing project, applicants will be required to demonstrate how it will clearly build upon previous programs or funding. 

Can my organisation submit more than one application?

No. Only one application can be submitted per organisation, however, multiple locations can be identified in projects.

Can my organisation be considered if it is not within the priority locations?

Yes. However, projects within the priority locations will be given a higher priority at assessment.  

Can I use KidSport funding as my organisations financial contribution? 

No. KidSport funding cannot be referenced as a contribution, however participant fees can be. 

What is the difference between participant and membership fees?  

Definitions for the two are below:

Participant fees
A fee payable to participate in a specific program for a single or block of activity/sessions.
Membership fees
A fee payable in order to become a member of an organization, such as club, for a defined period of time. Usually includes insurance, affiliation, etc.

More information


Paul Goodley
Community Participation Inclusion Officer
Telephone 08 9492 9840
Email Paul Goodley


Please contact your Sport and Recreation (WA) regional office for more information.