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Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, announced on 23 October 2011, funding of $1.2 million through the ACT health promotions grant program to promote good health and prevent chronic disease.
'Community groups, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies are encouraged to apply for the 2012/13 community funding round which supports projects that focus on healthy eating, physical activity, smoking prevention, reduction or cessation, mental health promotion and responsible consumption of alcohol,' the Chief Minister said.
'Applications that target the disadvantaged or groups within the community that are particularly at risk of poor health outcomes are strongly encouraged. The ACT Government is committed to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health so we are encouraging organisations to apply for grants that specifically address the health of this group.'
'The funding round aims to build the capacity of organisations to adopt health promotion principles and practices, and deliver a range of health promotion strategies,' the Chief Minister said.
Organisations and projects supported in the past include:
Further information, funding guidelines and application forms are available from the ACT health promotion grants program website at the link below. Applications close Monday 19 December 2011.