Supporting the Most Vulnerable
Lotterywest are here to help organisations assist people currently in crisis related to COVID-19 and avoid entrenched disadvantage.
This grant program has two streams:
– Crisis and Emergency Relief – the objective of this stream is to help organisations providing support to people experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, to meet their immediate basic needs.
– Prevention and Early Intervention – the objective of this stream is to support prevention and early intervention programs that address the longer-term impacts and the social and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Grant applications must seek to achieve one or more of the outcomes outlined below.
1. Crisis and Emergency Relief
Organisations which provide support to people experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have support to help them to meet their immediate basic needs.
Those most vulnerable in the community who are already experiencing hardship, that is exacerbated as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, have support to meet their immediate basic needs to avoid becoming further entrenched in disadvantage.
2. Prevention and Early Intervention
Secondary and longer-term impacts resulting from the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis are minimised through prevention and early intervention initiatives that are complementary to and reduce demand for government-funded intervention and welfare services.
Knowledge is shared to strengthen the community services sector to better respond to potential second or third waves of COVID-19.
A total of up to $20m is available in 2020-21.