Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund

12 May 2020

Youth Futures in Joondalup among first community groups to receive funding from Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund

12 May 2020

• Youth Futures WA (Inc) in Joondalup to receive $50,800.00 grant through the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund
• More than $1 million in grant funding awarded to 23 WA community groups and local government authorities to help support people experiencing hardship
• Funding is part of the $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund established late March
• Eligible organisations can apply immediately for grant support

Northern suburbs Members of Parliament, Emily Hamilton and Mark Folkard, today welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of the first round of grant recipients to receive funding as part of the $159 million Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund, which goes towards helping Western Australians experiencing hardship.

Approved Lotterywest grants from March and April will see $1,098,568 support 23 community groups to deliver crisis and emergency relief support for Western Australians in need.

Youth Futures WA (Inc) is among the first Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grants recipients and will receive $50,800.00.

The Lotterywest grant will assist Youth Futures provide emergency relief and support for young people experiencing hardship in the north metropolitan area.

For more information on grant programs, eligibility, closing dates and recently approved grants please visit or call Lotterywest on 133 777.

Comments attributed to Emily Hamilton:

“Youth Futures is a fantastic organisation in our electorate doing some really good work to help our community deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Youth Futures empowers young West Australians to take control of their future by offering them holistic support and opportunities they need to thrive. This funding will mean they’re able to do more of this work.”

Comments attributed to Mark Folkard:

“Community groups in the northern suburbs who are supporting people impacted by COVID-19 can contact Lotterywest about available funding under this grant scheme.”

Comments attributed to Mark Waite, CEO Youth Futures WA (Inc):

“This funding from the Government, through Lotterywest, will be used to help around 600 young people through our Emergency Relief program, who are going through a financial crisis and are genuinely in need of assistance. The food and support we will now be able to provide, to young people in the community, will have a huge impact on their lives during tough times. Engaging with young people through the program also gives us an opportunity to link those in need of additional support with supplementary services.”

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“We’ve had to adapt swiftly to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure there is more immediate support for Western Australians in this time of need.

“Western Australia is fortunate to be home to Lotterywest, the only State Government owned lottery in Australia where all the profits are returned to the community.

“We can all contribute to WA’s recovery of this pandemic because every profit from every ticket will go into the $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund and ensures vital funding goes directly to the people who need it most.”

Media Contact: Emily Hamilton 9300 3990

Photograph (left to right): Youth Futures CEO, Mark Waite, Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery, Member for Burns Beach, Mark Folkard and Member for Joondalup, Emily Hamilton at an opening event last year.