The State Government has delivered almost $6 million in financial support to 70 Western Australian community groups and local government authorities through the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Established in late March, $5,976,891 in grants have been provided to support crisis and emergency relief across the State.
The State Government, through Lotterywest, swiftly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by reprioritising its community grants program to focus on creating the Relief Fund.
The Fund supports not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities to help vulnerable Western Australians and those experiencing hardship during this unprecedented time.
As the only State Government owned lottery in Australia where all the profits are returned to the community, Lotterywest is committed to supporting Western Australians in times of need.
In addition to the Lotterywest $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund the State Government has injected more than $2.3 billion in stimulus and economic relief measures for Western Australians through initiatives such as payroll tax relief, waiving of fees and, credits on electricity bills.
For more information on the approved grants, visit https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/lotterywest/grants/approved-grants-list/approved-grants-list
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“Western Australia is fortunate to have the only State-owned lottery in Australia where the profits are returned back to the community.”
“The changes to Lotterywest’s grant making have been significant and essential to help the Western Australian community recover from the effects of COVID-19.
“Lotterywest received a record number of funding enquiries as the impacts of COVID-19 were clearly felt throughout the community.
“The benefits of the $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund have been uplifting to the community and I look forward to more grants being announced in the coming weeks.”
Premiers office – 6552 5000