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.

The current round of Give it Forward is now closed.

For more information about Give it Forward, please contact:

Karen Silverthorne
Community Engagement Officer
Phone: 08 9364 6909