What’s in the 2024–25 Western Australian budget for your grantseeking organisation?

Posted on 15 May 2024

By Funding Centre team

Treasurer Rita Saffioti handed down the Western Australian budget on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

2024 25 WA treasury budget web

Funding highlights for community groups and social sector services included:

  • $60 million for a Regional Community Housing Grants Program for community housing providers to deliver new dwellings or refurbish existing dwellings. These funds are allocated from a portion of the remainder of the 2023–24 Budget’s $450 million Social Housing Investment Fund (SHIF)
  • a $6.7 million top-up to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund and the Club Night Lights Program, increasing the total funding for both programs from $18.8 million to $25.5 million in 2024–25
  • $2.4 million for a new Women’s World Cup Legacy Grants program to provide infrastructure and facility improvements grants for women’s National Premier League teams to support women’s participation
  • $2.1 million in additional investment in public schools through grants and capital projects over 2023–24 and 2024–25
  • a $1.4 million boost over 2023–24 and 2024–25 for Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future Program
  • $400,000 for a new Dung Beetle Soil Health Grants Initiative
  • Increased funding for the Lower Carbon Grants Program – Gordon Fund due to industry contributions
  • Increased funding between 2023–24 and 2027–28 for the Local Capability Fund
  • Increased funding over 2023–24 and 2024–25 for Community Gardens Grants

It's still unclear when or how this money will trickle down to not-for-profits and community groups, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for grant updates relevant to Funding Centre members.

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