Grants Program and Guidelines

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Children’s Week Grants will be postponed until June 2021.


Children’s Week Grants for Regional, Remote & Metro Organisations

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc. (Meerilinga) through the Department of CommunitiesLotterywest & Healthway, work together to provide small grants to encourage not for profit community organisations and local governments in regional, remote & metro areas to be part of Children’s Week.

Grants of up to $1,000 (excl GST) are made available for local activities organised by one or more organisations. As this is a competitive grants process, there is no guarantee that every organisation that meets the eligibility criteria will be funded.

To be considered, all applications must be received by Meerilinga by the closing date. All applications are to be submitted via the Children’s Week WA Website.

Closing Date: TBA in 2021


Program objectives

Children’s Week is a National, annual event held during the fourth week in October right across Australia. This week is dedicated to celebrating children across our State and highlighting their right to happiness. It is an opportunity for the community to engage in a variety of activities that facilitate, support and encourage children and their families to celebrate, play and discover together. It is imperative that each event promotes good health and activities which encourage healthy lifestyles as demonstrated by Major Partner Sponsor Healthway.

The theme for Children’s Week 2020 is drawn from article 15 of the Convention, which recognises that “Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others”.

The National Children’s Week Council simplified theme is: “Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others.