A Background of Giving

The Country Women’s Association of Western Australia (Inc) has always raised its money through the efforts of our passionate and hardworking volunteers through the many branches of the Association.

The Association does not receive any Government funding except for the occasional Lotterywest WA grant to assist with the upgrade of our ageing buildings, some of which are heritage listed or to assist with the costs of organising large community events.

Fundraising is achieved by branches at the community level by focusing on local issues and providing projects and activities to involve the citizens of the area.  Statewide Fundraising is held every two years and all branches vote on the charity of their choice at State Conference.  Recent Statewide Fundraising efforts included:

  • In 2016:  Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA and the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia in which over $90,000 was raised.
  • In 2014:  Royal Flying Doctor Service WA in which $75,000 was raised.

General Donations to the CWA of WA

If you are considering a general donation to the Association, please contact our In-House Accountant by phoning 08 9321 6041 or email: Accounts

These donations are most welcomed and unless specified, will be deposited into our Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund.  These funds assist families and individuals in the rural, regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia who are battling life’s hardships and need a helping hand.  All applications are confidential and considered by a specially selected panel of State Management Committee members.  (Please note that an official receipt will be issued on request but donations are not tax deductible).

Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Donations

The Association is introducing two Deductible Gift Recipient funds.  They are:

  1. The Country Women’s Association of Western Australia (Inc) Scholarship Fund:  For scholarships that will be advised in the near future.
  2. The Country Women’s Association of Western Australia (Inc) Community Fund:  For assistance to those in necessitous circumstances, especially those affected by natural disasters.

The Association is close to finalising these DGR funds.  We encourage individuals and businesses to contact our General Secretary for more information on 08 9321 6041 or email: General Secretary