Lotterywest Grant for vital homelessness work

Shelter WA has been successful in their application for Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Funding.

The grants support eligible Western Australian not-for-profit, arts and community organisations.


John Carey MLA the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; and Member for Perth presented the Lotterywest grant on behalf of the Hon Simone McGurk Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services.

The presentation was made during Homelessness Week 2020.

Use of Funding

The funding has been allocated to four main areas of work.

  • Continue the work of the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance).

The Alliance is comprised of a group of individuals and organisations that have come together to end homelessness in Western Australia. They developed the WA Strategy to End Homelessness, collectively developed by representatives from homelessness services, people experiencing homelessness, service funders, and members of our community.​

[L-R] John Berger, Executive Officer – WA Alliance to End Homelessness; Lisa Kazalac Acting CEO Shelter WA; John Carey Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; and Member for Perth

  • Aboriginal Housing

Develop an Aboriginal Housing First approach, which will be designed for and led by the Aboriginal community. To aid this process an Aboriginal homelessness advisor will be employed to progress the work.

  • Affordable Housing

Continue to promote the development of Affordable Housing and engaging the corporate sector to respond to provide housing solutions.

  • COVID-19 and Homelessness

Work to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the sector response.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government, through Lotterywest, has allocated all profits of the Lottery (up to $159 million) directly into the newly created COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

They are now in the second phase of their COVID-19 Relief Fund. For more information click here.