Grassroot support for volunteers

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Grant funding is a key provider of support for our volunteers

Surf Life Saving Australia understands the importance of supporting their clubs and staff to help secure revenue through grant funding. As a result, the Grant Seeking Unit was established in 2009 and is a key provider of valuable grassroots support for our hard-working, dedicated volunteers.

Expert grant research & writing

The Grant Seeking Unit aims to maximise Surf Life Saving’s access to private and Government grant funding across Australia. We provide a united, strategic and professional approach to grant making bodies.

By delivering expert grant research and writing support, the Grant Seeking Unit can assist with securing vital funds for a range of projects including the purchase of valuable lifesaving equipment, youth development and community education programs, mental health initiatives and capital works projects for clubhouses.

Essential support for securing funding

Services offered by the Grant Seeking Unit for clubs are at no fee and include:

• Research of potential grant opportunities for your club
• Developing a strategic, targeted approach to obtaining grants
• Professional grant writing
• Draft grant application review and/or advice
• Sector advice

Manage your grant activities


Funding opportunities are generally advertised or distributed to clubs via their state/territory entity or through direct contact with our staff. The Grant Seeking Unit can also assist your club in tracking grant outcomes, acquitting successful grants and end of year reporting.

The Grant Seeking Unit has produced a Grant Application Guide for SLS Clubs. This publication provides general guidance about grants as well as some template responses to common grant application questions.

For assistance with any grant matters please contact the Grant Seeking Unit on (07) 3177 5855 or complete the fields below. 

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Surf Life Saving WA conducts its own independent fundraising to support Western Australian Surf Life Saving Clubs. The Surf Life Saving Foundation raises funds for distribution in all other jurisdictions.

You can contact Surf Life Saving WA via: https://www.mybeach.com.au/support-us

PO Box 700
Balcatta WA 6914
Tel: 08 9207 6666

Guardians of the Surf

Your monthly donation will help train new lifesavers, improve the skills of our current volunteers and help us replace equipment that is constantly exposed to the harsh Australian conditions.

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