Grant opportunities for Sheds

We list local community and government grants that Sheds might be eligible to apply for on this page.

If you’re aware of any grants applicable to Sheds not listed on this page please let us know so we can continue to add to this resource.

Lotterywest Grants – applications and EOI now open

The Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund includes three grant programs designed to provide support to eligible organisations to assist individuals experiencing hardship; communities wanting to reconnect; and organisations to become stronger for the future:

  • Supporting the Most Vulnerable – applications are now open
  • Building Community – expressions of interest are now open
  • Strengthening and Adapting Organisations – A grant round is planned for February 2021

Road Safety community grant program (Ongoing opportunity)

To further encourage community groups to participate in road safety, the Road Safety community grant program provides up to $5,000 for each event grant.

Applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the event and are assessed monthly.
Applications open 1st Monday of each month and close 5pm on the last Friday.

Bankwest Easy Grants

Bankwest is offering grants of up to $1,000 eligible community groups.

The first 40 Easy Grant applications received each month that meet the entry criteria will be up for public vote. The six groups with the highest number of votes will receive $1,000 each. The remaining groups will receive $200 each.

Australian Communities Foundation Grants

Supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year. Grants are made locally, Australia wide and internationally through Australian registered charitable organisations.

As part of their role as a broker of change, the Australian Communities Foundation showcase granting opportunities so their community of givers can be inspired to support initiatives that are aligned with their interests.

Beyond Bank Community Partnerships

Distributes grants to local non-profit organisations working in the areas of health and safety, financial literacy and environmental sustainability.

IGA Community Chest

Raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It is best to approach your local IGA store directly and provide: 

  • An overview of your Shed
  • What support are you looking for
  • How the donation will be used and your timing. Is there anything you can offer in return to IGA?
  • Your contact details.

Synergy Community Partnerships

Synergy works with local organisations to benefit communities between Kalbarri in the north, Kalgoorlie in the east and Albany in the south.

Lotterywest Equipment Grants

Provides grants for all kinds of equipment and furniture to make work a lot easier for any community organisation.

Veteran and Community Grants

The Australian Government is inviting ex-service organisations (ESOs), or non-ESOs working in partnership with an ESO, to apply for grant funding. The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to deliver projects that:

  • are sustainable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community
  • increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community to engage in social and community activities and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

Applications close 29 January 2021

WA Hiking Participation Grants 2020/21

The WA Hiking Participation Grants program is aimed at growing participation in hiking in Western Australia through the development and delivery of new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including guides, instructors and volunteers).

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 10 February 2021

Australian Council for the Arts – Art projects grants

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

The next round closing date is 3:00pm AEDT, Tuesday 2 March 2021 for projects starting after 1 June 2021.