Learning Opportunities

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In this section you can find information about great projects being delivered by not-for-profits and local governments across Western Australia (WA).

  • A quick guide to acquittal reporting – Demonstrating your impact

    Date: Thursday 28 September

    Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

    Platform: Teams webinar



    Acquittals are a key part of the grant-making cycle. They provide an opportunity for grantees to detail the outcomes and impact of funded activities, and for grant-makers to understand these impacts and how money granted has been spent.

    With Lotterywest’s outcomes-based grant-making approach, during acquittal you will be asked to provide information and evidence to demonstrate your initiative’s outcomes, as well as providing financial information around how money was spent.

    By knowing the outcomes your initiative is working towards from the start of a project, you can set yourself up to ensure you have all the required information at hand for a timely, robust and outcomes-focussed grant acquittal.

    Join Melanie Bainbridge, Senior Manager Knowledge and Insights, for this webinar that uses the Lotterywest acquittal process to unpack how to demonstrate your impact to funders, and how to set yourself up to acquit grants with ease.

  • Making friends with data – Data collection methodologies

    Date: Tuesday 24 October

    Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

    Platform: Teams webinar


    Data provides the foundation for how we understand an initiative’s success- including whether it has achieved its desired outcomes and impact. But understanding what data is, and the best way to gather data can sometimes feel overwhelming.

    In this webinar, we’ll unpack how data can help you craft a powerful impact narrative, and introduce some common data collection methods, with a particular focus on how to prepare and deliver quality interviews and surveys. We’ll also explore ideas of proportionality, helping you to consider the most appropriate and meaningful data collection methods for the size, scale and complexity of your initiative, making sure that you can keep your focus on achieving your outcomes, not just on measuring them.

    Join Dr Gemma Bothe, Lotterywest’s Senior Manager Grants Data and Continuous Improvement, to unpack data, methods, and methodology, and how these concepts and their implementation can support the outcomes of an initiative.  

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Western Australian Community Impact Hub acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are based, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation and extends that respect to all the Traditional Owners and Elders of this country. We recognise the significant importance of their cultural heritage, values and beliefs and how these contribute to the positive health and wellbeing of the whole community.