Lotterywest: Community & Workplace Buildings

Community and workplace building grants can help develop spaces where people can come together to share interests, seek support, or carry out work for community organisations. It is important that you call us to discuss your idea for a building grant, find out what’s needed to explore the feasibility of potential options and to apply. We will also look to connect you to other building initiatives where appropriate.

What they can support
– Purchase of a building or, construction, fit-out and/or renovations to a building. This can be to house organisations delivering services to the community or providing community meeting places or to co-locate multiple community service organisations
– They will consider supporting long term leasing costs where this will more effectively meet accommodation needs for a community service or multiple services

They donêt support the ongoing operation or core maintenance of projects, or buildings under a government contracted or purchased service.

What theyêre looking for
– Details of the accommodation need/s and the options explored to most effectively meet the need to deliver your service to the community
– Exploration of opportunities for shared accommodation with other organisations
– The feasibility of the proposed accommodation solution to support your organisationês or communityês current and future work
– Safe, secure and affordable buildings that are open to the whole community and are accessible and usable for people with disabilities
– Community and stakeholder support including any foreseeable increases in community involvement through events/programs held in the space
– Details of other building users or uses
– Details of who owns the building _ if it wonêt be your organisation please explain what arrangements are in place and provide any supporting documentation
– Ability of your organisation to manage and maintain the building
– Long term viability of the building and your organisation
– Contributions from relevant sources
– Details of what will happen if the building grant request is not supported by Lotterywest
– Planning and building approvals and compliance to relevant codes, standards and legislation Consideration of heritage and environmental factors

If you need support with feasibility explorations or planning please check out our organisational development grants or get in touch.

What they need from you
– A completed Lotterywest grant application
– Two written quotes (or one quantity survey/architect’s estimation)
– A feasibility study and business case for the proposed building option, including benefits of the proposed approach, and details of other options explored
– Approval from the land and/or building owners and relevant building approvals
– A community usage policy (outlining how community use will be managed), if applicable
– A project management plan (including risk management)
– A formal valuation of the property by a licensed valuer and a building report (outlining the condition of the building), if applicable
– Certificate of title, if applicable
– A memorandum of understanding for shared accommodation (outlining the arrangements for co-location), if applicable
– A minimum three-year management and operational plan including a budget (for requests more than $100,000)

They also need additional information about your organisation. Find out more in our getting started section.

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