Funding for Clubs

Listed are some of the grant funding that is available to Clubs within the Esperance Region.  If you require further information on funding for your Clubs please contact the Community Development Team.

Shire of Esperance Community Grants Program

The purpose of the program is to develop and actively support not-for-profit community organisations and individuals who positively contribute to community wellbeing and the cultural life of the region.

The grants program enables the Shire to recognise leadership and individual achievement, build community capacity and sustainability, develop cultural identity and support initiatives that respond to identified community needs.  For more information on the Community Grants Program click here

DSR Funding

Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund

Funding round closed

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries administers the CSRFF scheme to assist community groups and Local Government Authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation. The maximum grant approved will be no greater than one third of the total estimated project cost with the balance of funds required to be sourced by the applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Senior Club & Community Development Officer prior to making an application for a CSRFF grant. Applicants must seek Local Government approval before the application can be progressed. The Local Government reviews the applications and provides recommendations to the Department of Sport and Recreation. This process must be taken into consideration prior to submission of a CSRFF application.

It should be noted that the CSRFF evaluation process is independently undertaken by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their project application meets both the Shire of Esperance and CSRFF guidelines where appropriate, and that their organisation fully understands all related grant conditions.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

Club Night Lights Program

Funding round closed

Providing financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure.

The Club Night Lights Program exemplifies the State Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable floodlighting infrastructure for sport across the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure. The program aims to maintain or increase participation in sport and recreation with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Club Night Lights Program

Active Regional Communities Grants

Opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities.

The Active Regional Communities (ARC) Grants program aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active recreation activities in regional Western Australia and is tailored to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of sport and active recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of the State.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Local governments
  • State sporting associations
  • Active recreation organisations
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Participation (Grants up to $5000)
  • Capacity Building (Grants up to $5000)
  • Event Hosting (Grants up to $5000) 

Active Regional Communities Grants

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.

Available for


Categories and amounts

  • Category 3 (Up to $500 plus regional athlete support for eligible athletes)
  • Category 4 (Regional athlete support for eligible athletes up to $500)
  • Category 5 (Regional athlete support for eligible athletes up to $500)

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

For more information on DSR Funding please contact the Goldfields Office.

Kelly Waterhouse

Brad Stacey

Regional Manager - Goldfields

Regional Officer - Goldfields

Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries

Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries

P: (08) 9022 5800

P: (08) 9022 5800



Athlete Travel Funding

Shire of Esperance Representation Assistance

EDRA Junior Travel Trust

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

AIS Local Sporting Champions


Healthway is a government health promotion agency dedicated to improving the health of all Western Australians.

Passionate about local community initiatives, programs, research, and partnerships that empower the community to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Working in partnership with sports, arts, racing, and community event organisations, as well as health and research organisations to create a healthier WA.

Healthway support grants which align to our strategic priorities and for most of our grant programs, applications are open year-round. Please check here for further details on the individual grants programs.

Horizon Power Community Partnerships

Horizon Power is committed to growing regional WA by supporting local communities and partnering with great initiatives.

Horizon Power has 2 rounds for funding per year.  Click here for more information.

Southern Ports Community Investment Program

Do you know a group, organisation, event, project or initiative within the Great Southern, South West or Goldfields-Esperance regions that could do with a helping hand?

Southern Ports is calling for applications as part of its next round of Community Investment funding, with a deadline of Monday 15 May.

Southern Ports are proud of their contribution and look forward to getting behind more initiatives that make a difference to our communities.

For guidelines and an application form for the Southern Ports Community Investment Program click here.

Esperance Ag Fund

The Fund has been established to make an indelible difference within our Esperance community. Through donations from the local agriculture sector, Esperance Ag Fund can provide funding to projects that make a positive impact. This is all about farmers supporting the Esperance community, investing in opportunities that make Esperance a place anyone would want to live and thrive. The Fund will deliver an ongoing impact and be a legacy we can all be very proud of.

For more information on the Esperance Ag Fund click here

CBH Grass Roots Community Grants

CBH’s Grass Roots Community Grants provide financial assistance to grain growing communities for projects which contribute to the health and vitality of their community.

For more information click here

IGO - Corporate Giving and Partnerships

IGO provides targeted assistance to a range of community-based programs with an emphasis on education and capacity building for Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups across urban, regional and disadvantaged communities. Corporate Giving is important to both our host communities and our employees. It is about more than donations, it is about meaningful engagement. Our Corporate Giving process is guided by our Corporate Giving Standard. This standard describes who is eligible to apply for IGO Corporate Giving and the application and award processes. IGO reports on its Corporate Giving activities in our annual Sustainability Report.

IGO Community