Community programs and initiatives

The department advocates, supports and encourages sport and active recreation programs and special initiatives throughout Western Australia. These not only to address participation gaps and social issues, but ultimately help contribute to building stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

Participation programs and initiatives

The department 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, the department 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 the department 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.

Communicare Get Active Project (GAP)


Wirrpanda Foundation 


Edmund Rice Centre

Kaat Koort n Hoops

Targeted Participation Program (TPP)

Previously funded participation programs and initiatives



Your Move

More information

Inclusion Team
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Telephone +61 8 9492 9700
Email the Inclusion Team