Give it Forward easy grants program for WA Support Groups

Does your Support Group need financial assistance? The Give it Forward program (GIF) is a small, flexible, innovative grants program open to ConnectGroups members, managed by ConnectGroups and supported by Lotterywest. The objective of the grants is to help Support Groups to grow, increase their capacity to support others and remain robust and sustainable.

GIF grants differ from traditional grants in that ConnectGroups makes all payments directly to the agreed vendors and service providers, allowing Support Groups to concentrate on the business of organising and fulfilling their projects. This eliminates the need for GIF grant recipients to undertake grant acquittals or directly handle any funds, and your Group doesn’t need to be incorporated to apply.

The GIF grants are designed to support projects and activities that do not qualify for our Pay it Forward and Dream it Forward small grants programs.


General information:

  • Funding is open to ConnectGroups members that do not have mental health as their primary focus
  • Proposed activities and services must take place in Western Australia with the direct benefits/outcomes going to Western Australians
  • Proposed activities must assist Support Groups to improve the supports they offer, and, as a result, build their capacity


Got a Question? Take a look at our new FAQs page.

Grants available for Support Groups to build capacity, recover and thrive!

As our community moves into the recovery phase post COVID-19, many peer Support Groups have had to adjust the way services are delivered to continue to support the needs of members during this period of change. Groups have quickly adopted new technology to support members online and reach people in new and innovative ways.

If you have a project which will help your peer Support Group to pivot, increase the capacity to support others and remain robust and sustainable, we encourage you to apply for funding through our Give it Forward program (GIF).  

Applications close Thursday 20th August

Click here to download an application form.

ConnectGroups can assist, support, and mentor you from idea through the development of the proposal and the submission process. For any clarification, information or support with your ideas for submission to this funding round, please contact:

Karen Silverthorne
Community Engagement Officer
Phone: 08 9364 6909