Inspiring WA: Small Grant Round 2021

Updated: Mar 15

This grant round has now CLOSED

  • Inspiring Australia WA is offering grants to fund STEM initiatives and events to be held on or before 31 December 2021 in Western Australia.

  • Small grants of up to $4,000 (excl. GST) are available for organisations or community groups to run community activities, with a focus on regional and remote engagement.

  • Applications close on 12 March 2021, 5pm AWST

Grants are available for individuals, community groups, universities, libraries, Community Resource Centres (CRCs), research institutions and organisations to hold events for the WA public to engage with science. The purpose of these grants is to facilitate events or projects that add value to the Western Australian STEM culture.


Grants may be used to extend or amplify existing activities (eg April school holiday events). There are many activities and WA STEM conversations that may provide inspiration to celebrate Australian STEM and spark innovation and curiosity in the Western Australian community.


To give your application the best chance of success please make sure your activity meets all essential criteria and as many desirable criteria as possible and all questions are answered completely.


Ineligible initiatives:

  • Initiatives designed to take place during National Science Week (August). Specific National Science Week grants will become available for these activities.

Highly desirable criteria:

  • Initiative aims to engage regional or remote audiences.

Desirable criteria:

  • Initiative involves two or more entities working in partnership

  • Initiative engages underrepresented or disadvantaged groups with science (eg indigenous groups, girls and women, people of diverse language/cultural backgrounds, disability groups).

  • Initiative involves new or emerging programs that have not had a chance to be implemented.

  • Initiative creates an opportunity for attendees to further explore science activities in their local area after the event or project.

  • Initiative can be used as a launch point for a broader program / event with long term and sustainable outcomes.

Key Dates

  • 12 February 2021 - Applications open

  • 12 March 2021, 5pm AWST - Applications close

  • 22 March 2021 - All applicants notified

  • No later than 31 May 2021 - Successful applicants send valid tax invoice via email

  • March to 31 December 2021 - Successful applicants run event or project

  • No later than 20 January 2022 - All successful applicants send through post-event feedback and reports

How to apply

  • Read the description and application form (below).

  • When you’ve collated all the information, input your information into the online form. Unfortunately, you cannot save your response and return to it before submitting, so allow yourself decent time to enter all of the information at once.

  • To submit an application, complete the application form online by 12 March, 5pm AWST 2021. Incomplete forms will not be eligible for funding.

  • If you are successful, you will be required to submit a valid tax invoice to received fund no later than 31 May 2021.

  • If you have any questions about these grants please contact wainspiringaustralia@scitech.org.au.


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