National Volunteer Week 2022 Grant Recipients Announced


National Volunteer Week Grant Recipients Announced

  • National Volunteer Week grants program will fund 178 organisations across WA to celebrate their volunteers
  • Volunteer involving organisations will share in $200,950
  • Grants are funded by Lotterywest and managed by Volunteering WA

Nearly 180 volunteer involving organisations will share in over $200,000 in Lotterywest funding to recognise their volunteers during National Volunteer Week (16 – 22 May).

Volunteering Minister Stephen Dawson announced that 178 organisations, from Broome in the north to Esperance in the south and even including the Cocos Islands and Christmas Island, would be funded through the National Volunteer Week grants program to acknowledge and celebrate their volunteers.

Supported by Lotterywest, each year during National Volunteer Week, Volunteering WA offers small grants to be used for organisations to celebrate and thank their volunteers.

 Comments attributed to Lotterywest and Healthway CEO, Ralph Addis:

“This year’s National Volunteer Week theme, Better Together, goes hand in hand with Lotterywest’s vision to build a better Western Australia together,” said Lotterywest and Healthway CEO, Ralph Addis.

“Volunteering builds communities and creates a better society for those within it. This week is a great opportunity to say thank you to our State’s volunteers who change people’s lives and communities for the better.”              

Comments attributed to Volunteering WA CEO, Tina Williams:

“Without the generosity of volunteers, our communities would grind to a halt. This is more evident now, than ever before, with volunteers providing vital support during the recent floods, bushfires and the COVID-19 crisis. It is important to say 'thank you' to our fellow volunteers for the enormous contribution they make each and every day.

“Together, through volunteering, we are changing people's lives and communities for the better. We are, Better Together. Congratulations to each of this year’s National Volunteer Week grant recipients.”

View the 2022 National Volunteer Week Grant Recipients at  

The WA Government, through Lotterywest, supports community projects and events, helping to build a better WA together.




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Holly Hazel
Manager Marketing and Communications | Volunteering WA

Volunteering WA
Volunteering WA is WA’s peak body for volunteering, connecting thousands of volunteers to community organisations across the State. Volunteering WA’s vision is for every Western Australian to enjoy a valued volunteering experience that enriches WA, through leading advancing and celebrating volunteering.


Lotterywest has celebrated a record-breaking financial year in 2020-21, with $864.9 million provided to the WA community in grants and lottery prizes. This includes $313.4 million supporting the WA community through statutory and direct grants. 

So, when you play Lotterywest games, you’re playing for WA. As the only State Government owned lottery in Australia where all the profits are returned to the community, Lotterywest is committed to supporting Western Australian community groups.