WA Hiking Participation Grants

Growing hiking participation in Western Australia.

The WA Hiking Participation Grants Program is aimed at growing participation in hiking in Western Australia by providing financial support to organisations to develop and deliver new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including guides, instructors and volunteers). 

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that are aligned with the WA Hiking Strategydemonstrate consideration of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running and bushwalking.


The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • DLGSC recognised State active recreation organisations
  • DLGSC recognised State sporting associations
  • local government authorities (LGAs)
  • local active recreation clubs and associations
  • community organisations.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • be incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) or a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 or an indigenous organisation under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 or be registered as a Local Government Entity in Western Australia;
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  • maintain appropriate and sufficient insurance cover for the duration of the project. A certificate of currency of insurance for the coming year should be provided upon application. Please note, for Public Liability Insurance, a minimum value of $10 million per claim or occurrence giving rise to a claim is required.

In addition, the following will apply:

  • Organisations must commit to ensuring a COVID-19 safe environment and complying with all relevant regulations.
  • Organisations with outstanding acquittals for any DLGSC grant may have payments withheld until outstanding acquittal documentation is satisfactorily completed. 

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Projects beginning after Category
2023/24 12:00am 9 October 2023 Not applicable 5:00pm 6 November 2023 1 March 2024 to 30 June 2025. Indicative notification date February 2024. WA Hiking Participation Grants

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • WA Hiking Participation Grants: $5000 to $25,000


You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

WA Hiking Participation Grants guidelines


Suzanne Andrews
Senior Project Officer — Trails
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Telephone 61 8 9492 9625 
Email trails@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Website www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/recreation 
PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007 

Successful applications 2023/24

Page reviewed 16 February 2024