Grants and Funding Programs

There are several opportunities throughout the year to apply for grants or scholarships and we encourage you to check our website regularly or subscribe to our monthly sector newsletter.

Grants administered by Volunteering WA


National Volunteer Week Grants, supported by Lotterywest

Status: 2024 Recipients Announced

Supported by Lotterywest, each year during National Volunteer Week in May, Volunteering WA offers grants of up to $1,500 to be used by  organisations celebrate volunteering. 


Volunteer Management Activity - Project Based Grants 2022 - 2026

Status: 2024 Recipients Announced

Supported through Volunteering WA's Volunteer Management Activity and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the focus of the volunteer management grants program is to develop services that build the capacity of volunteer involving organisations to break down barriers to volunteering of these priority groups: First Nation People; People with Disability; Newly Arrived Migrants; Vulnerable Women; Youth; and the unemployed.

See our previous Project Grant recipients:


Volunteering WA Research Grant Program

Status: 2023-34 Round open 6 February, and closes 5:00pm Friday 29 March 2024

Volunteering WA, with the support of the Volunteering WA Research Committee, has established an annual volunteering grant program for Western Australian researchers.    

Research proposals are now open for any matter that contributes to our understanding of volunteering and how to advance the sector in Western Australia.  


Thank a Volunteer Day Grants

Status: 2024 Round open until Thursday 11 July 2024

WA Government Thank a Volunteer Day Grant application are typically open from June - July

The Department of Communities provides funding to support community events and activities throughout Western Australia on Thank a Volunteer Day each year. Organisations can apply for up to $1,000 to host volunteer recognition events or associated activities to celebrate International Volunteer Day on 5 December. See the Department of Communities website for details.


Sector Grants

Grant directories 

Local support

  • Local Councils – generally small grants that are easy to apply for.
  • Government departments
  • Peak Body organisations
  • Regional Volunteer Resource Centres
  • Large corporations

Successful recipients

We’d love for you to share the good news about how your organisation is making a difference to the Western Australian community. Not only does this help support the volunteering sector in WA, but it also helps to raise your profile as a volunteer involving organisation.

As a successful grant recipient, we encourage you to spread the word with your community, with the media, on social media, and to use the Volunteering WA logos.

Volunteering WA Grant Writing Workshops

Do you need help writing a winning grant?

Enquire about our popular two hour Grant Writing Workshop or see our upcoming workshop dates.

Please note that we also promote other grants through our newsletters and social media.