The Department of Communities WA and Lotterywest: Community Grants 2023: Open from 7 September 2023.

Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch MLA announced on 7 September 2023, the opening of applications for the 2023 Community Grants activities which raise awareness of the contributions of older people in Western Australia.

WA Seniors Week 2022 is a special time of celebration for Western Australian seniors. From Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 November 2023, events and activities are held across Western Australia to acknowledge seniors and show our appreciation for their valued contribution to the community.

COTA (WA), supported by the Department of Communities and Lotterywest, invites local governments, registered not for profit organisations and community groups in Western Australia to apply for funding to host an event or activity during Seniors Week in Western Australia. The grants provided are intended to celebrate the role of seniors in our communities and encourage participation in community life, particularly for isolated individuals.

Community Grants Available

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to local governments, registered not for profit organisations and community groups (or up to $3,000 for a consortium) throughout the metropolitan, and in particular, rural and remote regions of Western Australia to support seniors, particularly those who experience disadvantage or isolation, to attend events and activities during Seniors Week 2023. Each recipient organisation will be asked to provide a summary of the event and acquittal of funds.


The Seniors Week 2023 Community Grants Program provides financial assistance to organisations hosting local events in metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia.

Events should meet at least one of the following aims of the week which are:

  • To recognise and thank seniors for their contribution to the community.
  • To promote intergenerational activities linking seniors to the community.
  • To facilitate artistic, cultural and celebratory expression within the community.
  • To engage seniors in a variety of activities and initiatives that encourage active ageing.

Proposals are strongly encouraged for events aimed at seniors who:

  • Would not normally participate in Seniors Week activities or events.
  • Are at risk of becoming socially isolated.
  • Are members of Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and LGBTQI communities.

Please email your completed event application form to Dana Moore at COTA (WA) | Email:

The Seniors Week 2023 Community Grants events applications must be submitted and received by COB Friday 29 September 2023.

For more information for eligibility for a 2023 Community Grant to be delivered between 12-19 November 2023:

To download Word version of the guidelines and application form for a Community Grant 2023: 2023 Community Grants Guidelines + Application Form

To download Word version of the acquittal and program evaluation form for a Community Grant 2023: 2023 Community Grants Acquittal + Program Evaluation Form

Media Statement The Hon Don Punch MLA:   Full Media Statement 7 September 2023


For More Information

Dana Moore, Executive Officer, Council on the Ageing (WA) Inc.


T: 08 9472 0104






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