Community Trail Planning Grants Program now open

Published on:
Tuesday, 13 February, 2024
Planning and Building

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that support the progression of trail planning through a logical and consistent framework. 

The program is aimed at Local Governments or incorporated organisations that have established strategic support for a trail development and are ready to commence a specific stage/s in the TDP. The process can also be applied to trails master planning for specific geographical areas including regional, sub-regional and joint local government areas.

Funding may be used for interstate and intrastate travel and accommodation costs related to the development of the trail plan, presenter fees associated with delivery of training and workshops and Aboriginal cultural engagement activities and advertising, publicity, promotion, marketing, printing and publishing costs. 

How to apply

  • Read and understand the grant guidelines before commencing the application process.
  • Read and familiarise yourself with Part A of the  WA Trail Development Series and the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint before applying.
  • Only one application per organisation will be considered.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful upon submission.
  • Complete all sections of the application form and submit with the following supporting documentation:
    • A copy of your organisation’s incorporation certificate (if not already provided to DLGSC).
    • A copy of current public liability insurance certificate (minimum required is $10 million) (if not already provided to DLGSC).
    • Letters of support from active partners
    • Existing plans, strategies and/or master plans
    • Any proposal/scope of works relating to the project

Application form

Submit your application form and supporting documentation via the DLGSC website by 5pm Monday, 11 March.

For more information, visit Community Trail Planning Grants Program (

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