WDEA Works community grants and funding programs


Click the links below if you’d like to learn more about how the WDEA Works Foundation Grant program has helped communities and organisations in the past.

Hamilton & District Pensioners Association

Portland’s United Way Glenelg

St Arnaud Community Resource Centre

Disabled Surfers Association – Greater South Coast Victoria Trailer

Alfredton Sports & Community Club

Geelong’s  Kids Plus Foundation

Stawell Neighbourhood House

South West Local Learning & Employment Network

St Josephs College Mildura 




My organization is not incorporated or does not have an ABN. Am I still eligible?

To be eligible for funding, an organization must have an ABN. It is not mandatory to be registered for GST. WDEA Works will not accept any auspice letters of support from other businesses or entities to assist those without an ABN to apply for funding from the foundation.

My organization is in an area that does not have a WDEA Works office. Can I still apply?

The WDEA Works Foundation was established for the benefit of supporting the communities in areas the organization operates. If you have any doubts about whether you qualify, please contact the WDEA Works Foundation via foundation@wdeaworks.org.au

Do I need to source quotes to include in my application?

Yes. Sourcing and providing quotes to substantiate your application is strongly encouraged. This helps WDEA Works to understand the project, it also helps you to know the project budget. It will make completing the acquittal easy if you are successful with your application.

What is the likelihood of receiving funding? Due to the competitive nature and limited funds available, not all applications will be successful. The success of your application will depend on the quality of your application against other applicants and your application addressing all criteria.

When can I purchase the items I hope to be funded for?

Organisations are free to make the purchase of the items once WDEA Works has approved the grant and organization has accepted the letter of offer.

Can I use the funding to cover items already purchased?

Funds cannot be used retrospectively to cover costs that occur outside the application timeframes.

My last application was unsuccessful. When can I resubmit for funding? Unsuccessful applicants are invited to apply for each open funding round (usually 2 per year). Please re-visit the eligibility section to make sure you’re submitting the strongest application possible.




Click here to view and download the WDEA Works Foundation 2020 Terms and Conditions



If you have any further questions, please contact the WDEA Works Foundation team via foundation@wdeaworks.org.au or phone 1300 521 511

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