Peaks Forum Capacity-Building Grant

Communities Minister, Simone McGurk, met with the Peaks Forum at the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) to formally hand over the peaks capacity-building grant cheque.

The Peaks Sector Support Project has been successfully running since Saturday, 1 July 2017. The project, proudly supported by WACOSS and funded by Lotterywest, gives WA community services peak bodies the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $20,000. Since 2017, the Peaks Sector Support Project has administered $600,000 to 32 organisations for either capacity-building or COVID-19 responses – a fantastic achievement.


The Lotterywest Capacity Building Grants (max $20,000 per project) are provided for Peaks to facilitate training or consultation/co-design processes with their members on an issue of strategic importance, and where the need to do this is immediate. The focus of this project are emerging issues that require a quick turnaround. Up to $100,000 per year is available over a two-year funding period.