ABOUT THE RACING WA COMMUNITY FUND

From Kununurra to Albany – and all points in between – racing has a presence in all regions of Western Australia. The sport is firmly entrenched in our State’s history and cultural fabric, often serving as a highlight in the regional social calendars.

The vast and diverse communities connected to racing guides our giving, with the Racing WA Community Fund established to serve as a driving force for positive change in areas linked to racing, where our presence is deeply felt.

Through the fund, we will nurture and develop the connections between racing and the wider community by supporting programs and initiatives that align with our three pillars of connection, wellbeing and sustainability.

CONNECTION

Programs and initiatives that enhance community wellbeing and quality of life in areas closely linked to racing.

WELLBEING

Programs and initiatives that enhance the wellbeing for people and/or animals.

SUSTAINABILITY

Projects that promote sustainability and minimise environmental impacts

RACING WA COMMUNITY FUND GRANT ROUND

Our grants program is designed to provide vital financial support to organisations and projects that actively contribute to the development and promotion of communities closely linked to racing.

These grants will specifically cater to animal or community-related programs and activities, and projects that promote sustainability, with funding of up to $5000 provided to each recipient.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to receive a Grant, an organisation or project must:

  • be not for profit;
  • specifically cater to animal or community related programs and activities;
  • embrace the values of respect, accountability, connection, and excellence;
  • align to the Racing WA Community Fund pillars (set out below);
  • operate within a town connected to a thoroughbred, harness or greyhound race club in Western Australia; and
  • have a positive effect on local communities in rural and regional areas in Western Australia.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

The first grant round will accept applications from community groups and projects that are closely linked to a race club in the Kimberly, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt and Mid West regions. This round is currently open and closes 9 August 2024 at 5PM. 

The following grant round, which will open later this year, will take applications from the Goldfields-Esperance, Perth, South West and Great Southern regions.

For full terms and conditions, and to lodge your application, please visit: racingwa.smartygrants.com.au/communityfund

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Solaris Cancer Care

We’re excited to partner with Solaris Cancer Care to provide vital support for cancer patients and their families.

The partnership will help Solaris reach regional families affected by cancer and raise awareness of support services available.

Our partnership with Solaris demonstrates our commitment to wellbeing in communities connected to racing and we’re proud to contribute to such a deserving cause.

 

 

 

Blue Tree Project

We’re proud to be partnering with the Blue Tree Project to spread the message that it’s OK to not be OK.

Our State’s 50 racetracks are important community pillars and provide the opportunity to catch-up with family and friends, particularly in regional and remote areas.

We’re excited to be rolling up our sleeves and painting more trees alongside the Blue Tree Project team at racecourses to provide visual reminders to never shy away from a tough conversation, especially those related to mental health.

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