Peaks Sector Support Grants project is a pilot project supported by WACOSS, funded by Lotterywest. It is an opportunity for WA community services peak bodies to apply to for grants up to $20,000 to facilitate training, or consultation and co-design processes with their members on a sector issue of strategic importance, where the need to do this is immediate. 

The focus of this project is emerging issues that require a quick response, which often is very difficult for small peak bodies to accommodate.  

Up to $100,000 per year is available over a two-year pilot period.

Resources and capacity-building for Peak bodies to service their members

The Lotterywest Capacity-Building Grants are up to $20,000 in value, and are provided for peak bodies in the community service sector to facilitate training, or consultation and co-design processes with their members on an issue of strategic importance, and where the need to do this is immediate.

The focus of this project has traditionally been emerging issues that require a quick turnaround; and the focus now needs to include a nexus with response to or recovery from COVID-19.

A total of $160,000 was available in 2020.

Essential eligibility criteria

  1. The Peak applying must be a WA-based community services Peak body that is also eligible to apply for Lotterywest grants (Peaks not registered for GST are able to apply for a maximum of $15,000 only).
  2. The grant will fund an identified emerging issue that requires a quick response, and goes beyond the core business of the applying Peak body.
  3. The proposal is for a small grant (less than $20,000).
  4. The project has a clear timeline, with a beginning and an end, and is no longer than six months.
  5. Each application requires written support from two other peaks or the Peaks Forum.
  6. For a professional development proposal, the applying Peak must have co-designed their training with the people or organisations that will be receiving it.

Essential eligibility criteria

  1. No more than one grant per year except under exceptional circumstances.
  2. To fund a collaborative Peak Forum projects and research.