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Community Training Grants

We recognise the work of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and aspiring professionals in the community, wishing to embark on professional development. The Community Training Grant provides training up to the value of $3,000 for organisations and up to $4,000 for individuals that can be used to fund participation on a selection of training courses offered by the Institute.

2024 applications are now closed. 

Get in touch to find out more about our Community Training Grants for 2025.

Community Training Grant Information:

Community Training Grants are awarded in two categories:

1. Organisational

We invite organisations from civic and voluntary groups, charitable and welfare groups, church groups and other not-for-profit organisations to apply. Submit the application form with a one-page summary outlining:

  • A brief background on the organisation.
  • Why the organisation should be chosen to receive a Community Training Grant.
  • And, how the organisation would benefit/ use an AIM WA Community Training Grant.

2. Individual

The Individual Community Training Grants are broken down into two subcategories:

2a) Ben Scott Young Professional

This category is tailored for ambitious young professionals under the age of 35 years who are in, or aspiring to be in, a management or leadership role and wishing to embark on professional development.

2b) First Nations people

This category is tailored for First Nations people who are in, or aspiring to be in a management or leadership role and wanting to undertake professional development opportunities with AIM WA.

Applicants for an individual award are required to submit the application form and a one-page summary outlining:

  • Their current, or recently acquired role.
  • Their interest in professional development (for both them and their organisation).
  • And, intent for use of the Community Training Grant i.e. specific AIM WA training courses of interest.

Mr Ben Scott was involved in the formation of the Institute in 1957 before becoming President from 1962 - 1964. Ben showed incredible dedication and commitment to the Western Australian Leadership community.

Community Training Grants may be awarded in the following fields:

• Interpersonal and Communication Skills
• Leadership and Management
• Frontline Management and Supervision
• Work Health and Safety
• Project, Contract and Process Management
• HR, Training and Administration
• Finance, Sales and Marketing
• Computer Skills

Testimonials from past winners

“SportWest are delighted to be selected as a grant recipient of the AIM WA Community Training grant. As a not-for-profit organisation, this funding allows us to upskill our people in leadership, financial literacy, management and communications. It is an invaluable opportunity to ensure we continue to develop our internal capabilities and expand our knowledge base, prepare our people for career advancement opportunities and better service our members and our West Australian sporting sector."

Jasmine Cappellucci
True Sport Manager

“The AIM WA Training Grants for not for profit organisations is a wonderful initiative, making first class training available to those who may not be able to benefit otherwise. Our team look forward to selecting programs which will benefit them personally as well as the Foundation, so we can help transform the health care of WA’s sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives.”

Carrick Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation