The Grants for Women program makes one-off grants available to community organisations to develop projects under the priority areas of

Health and wellbeing, Safety and justice, Economic independence and Leadership.

For further information and application details, please visit the Grants for Women webpage.

District Leadership Groups (DLG) are responsible for developing and leading on-the-ground responses to achieve local outcomes. The groups operate across Western Australia and meet regularly to explore local issues and initiatives. Membership of the groups include representatives from State and Commonwealth governments, local government, the community services sector, Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and industry.

To find out more visit

The Department of Communities is leading the development of a new WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030. The strategy will set the direction for the next 10 years, creating a more sustainable and responsive housing system for WA. The strategy is a call to action for all sectors to work together to improve housing choices and pathways. It will consider how to improve access to suitable and affordable homes and respond to current and future need. Would you like to play your part in setting the direction for housing in Western Australia over the next decade?  If so, we’d love you to spend five minutes of your time completing our housing survey.

Book your spot to hear about how Lotterywest and Healthway grants can support your organisation. This is a great opportunity to learn about the types of projects they can support you with, as well as answer any questions you may have.


Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Jurien Bay Education and Conference Centre | 3 Bashford St, Jurien Bay

Sign up for Jurien Bay information session


Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019

Time: 11:00am

Location: Moora Shire Chambers | 34 Padbury St, Moora  

Sign up for Moora information session

Book a 30 minute appointment with the Lotterywest team to discuss your project.


Date: Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 7:20pm

Location: Newman House, 15 Iron Ore Parade Newman

Book your online session here.


Date: Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Time: 1pm – 4:30pm

Location: Albany Visitors Centre | 221 York Street Albany

Book your session here.


Date: Thursday 14 November, 2019

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Location: Shire of Denmark (Committee Room) | 953 South Coast Highway Denmark

Book your online session here.


Date: Friday 15 November, 2019

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Location: Walpole Community Resource Centre | Latham Avenue Walpole

Book your online session here.

*Please note that appointments for information clinics are 30 minutes. If the dates are not suitable, please get in touch with us.

PANDA week planning pack

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness (PANDA) Week will be held from 10-16 November 2019. The State-wide Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Program is once again encouraging service providers and community members to get involved and do something to raise awareness amongst new and expectant parents.

If you are interested in being involved, please email for a PANDA Week Planning Pack, which includes information on how to plan and run an activity, where to order resources, and some ideas to kick start your creativity.

For parents with a history of childhood maltreatment, the experience of becoming a parent can ‘trigger’ past trauma. However, this time can also be an important opportunity for parents to heal through bonding and nurturing their child.

Healing the Past and Nurturing the Future have developed a research summary 'Parenting after a history of childhood maltreatment'. The project looked at the research evidence about parenting after experiencing childhood maltreatment with the aim to ‘map’ the evidence across the perinatal period (from pregnancy to child age two). This included evidence about: Theories of parenting after child maltreatment; Intergenerational pathways; Parents’ views; Interventions to support parents; Assessment tools to identify parents who have experienced childhood maltreatment.


HelpingMinds offers free information school and community workshops targeting education around mental health and well being. The workshops listed in the flyer can be tailored to meet your requirements so please contact HelpingMinds for the same.

Click on the below image to view the flyer.

This FIFO Life is a website for people who commute long distances for work and their families. It is packed with information to help make Fly In, Fly Out (FIFO), Drive In, Drive Out (DIDO) and Bus In, Bus Out (BIBO) work well.

Visit here:

In partnership with Lotterywest Playgroup WA is able to offer a grant to purchase equipment and resources for community playgroups.

Individual community playgroups can apply for financial support of between $500 – $15,000 directly through Playgroup WA, to fund the purchase of toys, education resources and other equipment

Funding of up to $10,000 per community garden is available for local governments and community organisations to plan, develop and implement a community garden project.  The grants program aims to encourage community members to participate in community life more actively; connect with the environment and other people within their community; implement and develop their skills; and to give back to the community. - See more at:

No Jab, No Play

The McGowan Government's 'No Jab, No Play' policy, effective from July 22, 2019 means any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs (non-compulsory early education and care). These changes will improve Western Australian vaccination rates to achieve optimal coverage. Children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases and are a major source of their transmission.


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Applications for the 2019 Children's Week Community Grants are now open. The grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for -profit community groups and local governments to host events in remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia

To find out more visit this link.



  • Architects appointed for the new Child Parent Centre at Arbor Grove Primary School
  • Centre will provide essential health and wellbeing services to parents and children in Ellenbrook
  • Construction to begin in January 2020 

Construction on a new centre that will provide essential health and wellbeing services to families in Ellenbrook is a step closer.

Hodge Collard Preston Architects have been selected to design the new Child Parent Centre to be based at Arbor Grove Primary School.

The centre will include two large group rooms, two consultant offices, one clinic and outdoor play areas.

It will be available to the local community, and will offer programs and services for families and young children aged from birth to eight years.

The community will have input into the types of programs and services available which could include antenatal education, child health checks, parenting programs and speech pathology.

Construction is expected to start in January 2020, with the centre open to families in January 2021.


Funded by the Department of Communities and Royalties for Regions this professional learning is specifically designed for Early Childhood Services focusing on Trauma Informed Practices and Positive Behaviour Supports

Connected Beginnings is a Commonwealth funded initiative based on a 'collective impact' model aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal families with children under school age.

In July, 2019 it was announced that Connected Beginnings will be delivered in Derby, Mowanjum and Pandanus Park communities with World Vision as the lead agency.