Community programs and initiatives

Sport and Recreation (WA), a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries advocates, supports and encourages sport and recreation programs and special initiatives throughout Western Australia. These not only address participation gaps and social issues, but ultimately help contribute to building stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

Participation programs and initiatives

Sport and Recreation (WA) has a number of community programs that encompass all areas of our work, but have a particular focus on increasing participation in sport and active recreation.

Working closely with other government agencies, non-profits and the private sector, Sport and Recreation (WA) identifies and facilitates these programs to address both immediate public policy and social challenges, as well as broader, long-term problems.

Community engagement evidence gathering and continual monitoring of trends and innovations around the world ensures that Sport and Recreation (WA) is at the forefront of delivering innovative programs, as well as identifying new and emerging opportunities to engage people in sport and active recreation. When combined with ongoing evaluation during all phases of program delivery, we are confident that these programs are addressing real needs within the community.

Community Participation Fund (CPF)

Communicare Get Active Project (GAP)


Targeted Participation Program (TPP)


Kaat Koort n Hoops

Youth Engagement Scheme (YES)

Wirrpanda Foundation 

Edmund Rice Centre

Previously funded participation programs and initiatives



Your Move

More information

Community Participation Funding Project Officer
Telephone 08 9492 9700
Email the Community Participation Funding Project Officer