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The ACT Health promotion grants program works in support of ACT Health's overall aim to achieve good health for all ACT residents through promoting health improvements. The majority of available funds are provided to community organisations for projects that promote healthy living, healthy environment, having a healthy community and being healthy people. Grants are offered for up to three years in one major funding round per year.
The main funding priority is obesity prevention through improving:
Other priority areas include:
The ACT health promotion grants program also provides grants under the Health promotion innovation fund and the Healthy Canberra grants program.
The Health promotion innovation fund, provides smaller grants with funding opportunities open three times each year. The fund provides funding opportunities for innovative health promotion projects that seek to test new ways of working and new initiatives. Community-based groups, school communities, not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies are welcome to apply. The fund focuses on tackling overweight and obesity in children including improving eating habits and physical activity outcomes. Other priorities such as supporting smoking prevention, reduction and cessation and supporting responsible consumption of alcohol are eligible for funding.
The Healthy Canberra grants program focuses on tackling obesity and improving children's health, including improving eating habits through school canteens and food education. It favours multi-year projects that can make a difference to the wider community. Other priorities such as smoking cessation, promoting responsible consumption of alcohol and activities that seek to improve social and emotional wellbeing as related to these priorities will be eligible for funding.
Please see contact details and links below for further information.
ACT Government Health Promotion Branch
Ph: (02) 6205 1325