SHERP Grants Program goes live

The Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) has been developed in an effort to protect and create jobs, boost industry confidence and encourage WA prospective homebuyers to build new homes.

The Department of Communities is responsible for delivering three streams of the SHERP, totalling $319 million.

The Social Housing Economic Recovery Package Grants Program is now live.

Stream 1

The purpose of the New Build Funding is to allow Community Housing Providers to build suitable off the plan houses for where there is demand for social housing throughout Western Australia. Through the New Build Funding Communities will invest up to $33 million towards the development of new social housing.

A maximum of $5 million is available for organisations per development per single application. There are no restrictions on number of dwellings or configurations however, applications must only be for one location.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria before applying and speak to the Infrastructure Grant Team before submitting an application.

Stream 2

The purpose of the Refurbishment Funding is to prolong the asset life of existing dwellings beyond its original state owned or managed by Community Housing Providers and improve living conditions for tenants. Through the Refurbishment Funding Communities will invest up to $46.5 Million towards Community Housing properties.

A maximum of $500,000 is available for organisations per individual self-contained dwelling. There are no restrictions on number of applications however, each application must only be for one property.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria before applying and are recommended to discuss their application with the Infrastructure Grants Team.

Stream 3

The purpose of the Remote Aboriginal Communities Social Housing Maintenance Grants is to support organisations that deliver social housing outcomes in remote areas to undertake maintenance works on existing housing stock, with the objective of improving the liveability and lifespan of existing social housing assets.

A maximum of $100,000 per property is available to eligible organisations. There are no restrictions on the number of applications per that an organisation can submit to the program. Organisations can apply for maintenance across multiple properties in the one application, providing that the cap per property does not exceed $100,000, and that the details of the maintenance type per property is clearly stated in the application and corresponding quotes are referenced.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria before applying.

More Information

If you have any questions or require further information about any of the streams, please contact the SHERP Grants Team here.