Westfund invites applications from eligible applicants to aid community development.
Westfund Community is built on a foundation of three pillars:
- Family and Community
- Our regional roots mean we understand the importance of community support and a sense of belonging; ideas at the heart of Westfund and part of our story. Healthy families mean healthy communities and we’re committed to supporting both and enabling collective wellbeing. We support organisations and initiatives that care for families and meet a real need in their communities.
- Health and Wellbeing
- Health and wellbeing doesn’t just mean ticking the box of 30 minutes on the treadmill each day. We’re committed to a holistic view of health and wellbeing that incorporates good mental, physical and emotional health. We support organisations that share this commitment and initiatives that promote and encourage a healthy approach to life and general wellbeing.
- Fit for Life
- Being Fit for Life is about having the skills and tools to thrive. Aligned with our belief in holistic health and wellbeing, we support organisations and initiatives who join us in encouraging communities to increase and sustain healthy exercise, an increase in physical movement and getting active.
- The total amount of a Westfund Community Grant can be up to $2500.
- This figure is inclusive of GST; therefore the maximum amount payable by Westfund is $2500.
- Does the application align to one of the Westfund Community Grants pillars? – Can the organisation show how and why they are aligned to their chosen Program pillar (Health and Wellbeing, Family and Community or Fit for Life)?
- Does the project/event/program have a clear concept and concrete plan and objectives?
- Does the project/event/program meet a real need within the community? Is it an appropriate, clear and measurable response to this need?
- The knowledge and experience to get the job done: Does the applicant have the knowledge, resources and capacity to deliver on their proposed event, project or program?
- Promoting healthy communities: Is the project/event/program providing a significant health related benefit?
- Staff wages and administration costs
- Accommodation and Travel costs
- Appearance fees, prize money and trophies/medals
- Presentation/celebration functions
- Food and/or catering for a function/event
- Private or commercial ventures
- Council costs incurred in securing Development Approval
- Insurance costs (public liability, general liability, etc.)
- Projects that cannot demonstrate community support and benefit.
- Projects for the construction/ upgrade of roads or carparks
- Purchase of land or rental of premises
- Purchase of office equipment (e.g. desktop computers, printers, photocopiers etc.)
For more information, visit https://www.westfund.com.au/about/community/westfund-community-grants-program/