Community Grants

Active Regional Communities Grant (ARC)

 Active Regional Communities (ARC) aims to increase the opportunities for country people to participate in sporting and active-recreational activities in regional Western Australia.

The ARC scheme has three (3) specific funding categories:


initiatives that increase community and player participation with a focus on targeting new members.  This category also includes initiatives that specifically target Aboriginal people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) populations, and low participation groups including people with a disability.

Capacity Building

initiatives that improve the knowledge, skills and capabilities of people involved in a sport or active-recreation organisation.

Event Hosting

Hosting of a significant inter-regional or higher-level competition as recognised by the State Sporting Association in regional Western Australia.

 ARC caters for both sporting and active-recreational groups and is aimed at the club level or to those groups who are not participating in the department’s Organisational Sustainability Program (OSP).

Grants from $1,000 to $5,000 are available with organisations needing to demonstrate a significant contribution (up to 25%) towards the cost of the project/event and/or in-kind contribution.

Active Regional Communities Grant