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Lotterywest Grants Workshop (opportunities & demystifying the process). Our profits must be distributed as annual statutory allocations to hospitals, sports and arts as well as via grants to the community Total sales income in 2007/2008 = $654m. Direct Grants $86.8m. Arts $12m. Sports $12m.

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Our profits must be distributed as annual statutory allocations to hospitals, sports and arts as well as via grants to the communityTotal sales income in 2007/2008 = $654m

Direct Grants $86.8m

Arts $12m

Sports $12m

Prizes $368.0m

Hospitals $95m

Operational Expenses $45.1m

Retailer Commission $53.5m

2007/2008 figures

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Our retailers –a crucial part of Lotterywest

Games distributed throughapproximately 500 smallbusinesses throughout the State.

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Direct Grants - Eligibility

Eligible groups are:– Not for profit community organisations – Local Government Authorities– Over 10,000 organisations have sought Lotterywest grantsGrants are given for:– Charitable and benevolent purposes (as stated in the Lotteries Commission Act 1990)

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BROAD GRANT TYPES- General Equipment- Vehicles- Information Technology- Service Accommodation and Community Facilities- ProjectsThe TYPE of grant will sit under one of Lotterywest’spriority areas:GRANT AREAS1. Extending the Capacity of Not-For-Profit Organisations 2. Strengthening Community Service Delivery 3. Enhancing Community Development Initiatives 4. Valuing of State's Heritage 5. Advancing Participation in Community Life

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1. Extending the capacity of not-for-profit organisations

Grant examples:–Assessing training needs–Governance–Information technology plans–Marketing and fund raising plans– Purchasing training resources –Policy and procedures manuals– Quality standards– Strategic plans– Support towards conferences– Volunteer training (including volunteer management committee)– Professional Development (for Leadership & Management Skills)

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2. Strengthening community service delivery

Grant examples:– Building renovations and extensions– Construction and purchase of buildings for organisations– Office furniture and equipment.– General furniture and equipment– Information technology– Minor capital works– Vehicles

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3. Enhancing community development initiatives

For projects aimed at new solutions to community issues– Time limited (beginning, purpose and end)– May cover salaries and operational costsGrant examples:– Research– Development of service models– Community development strategies* Across target groups such as children, youth, families and seniors* For identified communities

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4. Valuing our State’s heritage

Grant examples:– Conserving buildings, objects and places– Conserving the natural environment– Recording and sharing community histories – Interpreting the significance of our cultural heritage

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5. Advancing participation in community life

Grant examples:– Access to regional performing arts– Camps– Community events and celebrations– Community infrastructure: - Shared buildings - Community facilities - Playgrounds - Skate parks– Equipment for cultural groups– Active Participation in recreation– Special Initiatives

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Grants application process

This process generally takes 3-4 months

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Limits

$15,000 for organisations not registered for GST$5,000 for unincorporated organisationsA minimum grant limit of $1,000Some areas have maximum grant amountsWe are unable to support:Primarily fundraising activitiesActivities outside WAOngoing operating costs

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Grant assessment considerations

The benefit it will bring to the communityThe need is well establishedCommunity support for your initiativeThe organisation’s financial, management and organisational capacityA well considered and realistic budget

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Hints & Tips

Getting the timing right.Check our policy on tendered services – open vs closed tenders.Independent referees, quotes, plans etc (Lotterywest practice).Submit only one copy – unbound.Acceptance of your grant application – (don’t take it for granted).How do you want your grant paid?Grant payment and acquittal.Variations, extensions and write backs.

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The Real Story

You can apply for more than one grant a year.You should ask for the amount you needWe support a variety of proposals.We can consider requests for proposals that have received a previous grant from Lotterywest or other funders.We can support a project for more than 12 months.Your previous grant does not always have to be fully acquitted.