Grants webinar

Obtaining funding can be an important step in conducting injury prevention projects. Know Injury held a Grants Forum on May 11 2017 to increase awareness of grants and funding opportunities for those working in injury prevention and safety promotion. Webinar recordings from the forum can be accessed below.


Below is a table of available grants from Western Australian organisations, that may assist in the implementation of injury prevention activities.


Grant Program

Date Open

Date Close



Injury Topic that can be addressed



Department of Sport and Recreation Community Participation Funding Ongoing Minimum two months prior to project start date $1,000 – $5,000 Targeting low participation groups, particularly Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal communities, this funding aims to increase participation in sport and active recreation, or develop the skills of the people within the organisation or local community. Falls, Road Trauma, Suicide and Selfharm, Violence Sport and recreation community organisations, not-for-profit organisations and regional local governments Link to Site
Healthway Health Promotion  and Aboriginal Health Grants Ongoing Minimum four months prior to project start date Two grant types; under $5,000 and over $5,000 Support the applicant to run or trial innovative health promotion programs. Burns and Scalds, Drowning, Falls, Road Trauma, Poisoning, Suicide and Self-harm, Violence Incorporated organisations and community groups Link to Site
Lotterywest Project Grants Ongoing Minimum four months prior to project start date Determined by the application Supports project ideas that aim to make the community a better place e.g. create opportunities, address community issues and disadvantage, raise awareness. All grant types – dependent on the purpose of the request Not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities Link to Site
RAC Grass Roots Ongoing Minimum six weeks prior to the project start date Up to $5,000 Provides support for small-scale initiatives that will empower and strengthen local communities. Road Trauma Address one or more of RAC’s sponsorship areas (safe driving, less emissions, commuter choices or for the better), provide a clear benefit to the community and demonstrate the community need Link to Site
SGIO Community Grants Program Ongoing Ongoing $500 to $5,000 Provides small amounts of funding for injury initiatives that address the severity and likelihood of crime, road trauma and emergencies. Road Trauma, Crime Prevention, Emergency Readiness and Response Projects must address crime reduction, safe driver behaviour, safe road use, reduction of severity and likelihood of road trauma and emergencies. Link to Site
Road Safety Commission Event Grants encourage community groups to participate and include road safety activities within their event. Successful applicants will be supplied with a road safety message with relevant information and suggestions for supporting policies.


Project Grants are made available to groups to implement road safety projects. These are usually 12 month projects with a plan to be sustainable after funding. The amount funded is based on the Committee’s assessment of the application.

Ongoing Applications must be received at least three months prior to the event and are assessed bi-monthly. Applications close on the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Determined by the application The Government of Western Australia has made funds available from the Road Trauma Trust Account to assist in the development and implementation of road safety projects. These road safety projects need to foster widespread community support and participation throughout the State to assist in the prevention of road crashes causing serious injury and death. Grants are available for projects that focus on the Safe System approach that aligns with Towards Zero the WA Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020. Road Trauma Not-for-profit organisations. Must have an ABN. Link to site
Shire of Murray and Alcoa Community Assistance Partnership Fund Ongoing Ongoing Up to $3,000 To support community organisations to build and strengthen their organisational capacity to host events and deliver services within the Shire of Murray that effectively contribute to building vibrant, inclusive and healthy communities.  All Incorporated not for profit organisation. Link to site