Targeted Participation Program category three guidelines

Funding $1000 to $15,000

Open 1 February 2019

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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 2019/20, 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 three. This category will be available in two competitive rounds per year (October and February) for projects that increase the engagement of low participation groups and targeted populations in sport and active recreation.

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 three $5,000 fixed per annum 


Activities increase the engagement of low participation groups and targeted populations in sport and active recreation.

Target populations
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse
  • Aboriginal
  • People with disability
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Adolescent girls (12 to 17)
  • Low socio-economic
Outcome areas
  • Participation
  • Partnerships
  • Healthy Environments
  • Annual
Who can apply
  • Local community groups
    Organisations that implement sport and recreation activities that bring about improvement in the social well-being of individuals, groups and the community.
  • Sport and recreation clubs
    An incorporated association who delivers sport and recreation activities to the community and may or may not be affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation, State Sporting Association or Industry Representative Organisation/Peak Body.

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; or
  • Developed in consultation with local community members and/or sport and active recreation service providers.
  • 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 three: two annual competitive funding rounds


October 2018 round key dates

February 2019 round key dates

Grant round opens

1 October 2018

1 February 2019

Grant round closes

31 October 2018

1 March 2019

Assessment and recommendation process

November and December 2018

April and May 2019

Applicants notified and grant agreements finalised

January 2019

May and June 2019

Projects commence

1 February 2019 onwards

1 July 2019 onwards

5. More information

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

Community Participation Team
Telephone +61 8 9492 9700
Email the Community Participation Team

Regional applicants

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