Hiking participation grant

The WA Hiking Participation Grants program is aimed at growing participation in hiking in Western Australia through the development and delivery of new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including guides, instructors and volunteers).

Grants between $5,000 and $25,000 are available via a competitive funding round.

Applicants are encouraged to be creative and innovative in the development of their projects. Projects should align with the WA Hiking Strategy, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running and bushwalking.

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Local Government Authorities
  • Community organisations
  • Local active recreation clubs and associations,

The WA Hiking Participation Grants will be offered in one funding round in 2020/21.  Key Dates:

  • Round opens 20 November 2020
  • Round closes 10 February 2021
  • Advice to applicants May 2021
  • Projects completed by 30 June 2022

How to Apply

  • Read the WA Hiking Participation Grants Guidelines in full by clicking here
  • Contact the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to discuss your project and request an application form (refer to Further Information for contact details)
  • Complete the application form.
  • Provide a copy of the organisation’s current insurance certificates including public liability.
  • Submit your application by no later than 5.00pm Wednesday 10 February 2021.


Tools and Resources

Applicants are encouraged to review:


Further Information

To discuss your project or to obtain assistance to complete your application, please contact the Trail Team at DLGSC:

steve.bennett@dlgsc.wa.gov.au   or 08 9492 9732 

suzanne.andrews@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or 08 9492 9625