Lotterywest grants aim to help make WA a better place for all and we encourage community based organisations supporting those in need to apply for a grant on their behalf. Information about the range of grants commonly applied for is listed on our website. We also welcome you to discuss your grant idea with us. Our Grants Team can offer a sounding board, our network of contacts, as well as advice.
Although we do not provide grants directly to individuals, we do support grant programs for individuals which are managed through the Independent Living Centre (Disability equipment grants) and National Disability Services WA (Community Living and participation grants). In addition we also offer assistance to community organisations helping to furnish households for people with a disability or mental illness as detailed below:
Independent living properties
If your organisation is managing a property to accommodate people with a mental illness, our Furniture and equipment grants can support some of the costs of moving people into supported accommodation for the first time. We provide up to $4,000 (per property) for household furniture and equipment including an additional amount of up to $1,000 where an individual and their family are being accommodated.
If your organisation is supporting people with a disability to move into independent accommodation for the first time, our Furniture and equipment grants can contribute towards the cost of buying their household furniture. We provide up to $2,500 for people moving into communal or individual supported accommodation.
We encourage you to explore all avenues of support including the Disability Services Commission which also offers support for the set up costs associated with establishing communal accommodation. Lotterywest Furniture and equipment grant information and application forms can be found on our website www.lotterywest.wa.gov/grants.
Nican highly recommends contacting accommodation facilities prior to booking to ensure they meet your specific requirements. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on our website as we are unable to verify all information supplied to us.