C.16 Community grants, assistance and sponsorship

In 2012‑13, the Health Improvement Branch of ACT Health provided grants, assistance and sponsorship to various organisations as set out in the following tables.

2012‑13 Community Funding Round

The Community Funding Round (CFR) in 2012‑13 funded activities related to the promotion of health across the ACT population, including the reinforcement of healthy lifestyle messages. The CFR also aimed to enhance the capacity of individuals and community groups to positively control factors that determine health outcomes. Organisations funded through the CFR are expected to adopt the principles and practices of health promotion in the delivery of their projects.

Outcomes have not been reported in this section. While these projects were funded in 2012‑13, deeds of grant specify that the deadline for reporting on outcomes is within three months of the expiration or termination of the deed. As none of these deeds has expired or terminated, the outcomes for the grants listed below are not yet available. All grants recipients are required to report on progress, and evaluations are undertaken as part of their agreements.


  Organisation/recipient Project description/process/period of time engaged Amount
1 A Gender Agenda Being True to Ourselves:Developing and Sharing Personal Stories of Sex and Gender Diversity $67,000
2 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) Under 10% Project $41,361
3 Arthritis ACT Lowering the Barriers $30,919
4 Asthma Foundation ACT Asthma Swim Program $50,522
5 Australian Breastfeeding Association ACT/SNSW Improving breastfeeding rates in target groups identified in the ACT Breastfeeding Strategic Framework 2010–2015 $24,571
6 Basketball ACT Night Hoops Inclusion Program (Night Basketball Hoops) $12,359
7 Canberra Dance Theatre ‘Life is a Work of Art’ $16,350
8 Canberra Environment
and Sustainability
Resource Centre
Food for Thought, ecotherapy food gardens $30,018
9 Canberra Youth Theatre CYT’s Wellbeing and Inclusivity Program $30,000
10 Football United—University
of New South Wales
Empowered for Healthier Communities—a Football United Canberra Project $37,161
11 Gungahlin Regional
Community Service
Connecting the Pieces $57,900
12 Health Care Consumers’ Association Health Literacy for All:building an inclusive community of support with empowered health consumers and their families and friends across a lifetime $58,148
13 Mental Health Foundation ACT Dramatic Recovery—a forum theatre project with mental
health consumers
14 Narrabundah Early
Childhood School
Narrabundah Tucker Time $27,100
15 Nican Know Before You Go—building disability confidence and health outcomes through empowering social participation $22,550
16 OzHelp Foundation Community Tune-Up (CTU) $49,265
17 Reclink Australia Reclink Australia Active Arts Project (RAAAP) ACT $83,642



  Organisation/recipient Project description/process/period of time engaged Amount
18 Royal Life Saving Society Australia—ACT Branch ACT High Schools Lifesaving Pilot Program $35,800
19 SHINE for Kids
Co-operative Limited
Building resilience in a uniquely vulnerable group:
children of prisoners
20 St Vincent de Paul
Family Services
Homeground $21,563
21 Taylor Primary School LifeStart $20,000
22 The Canberra Raiders Pty Ltd Raiders Recess $45,000
23 Women’s Centre for
Health Matters
A professional approach to peer support for ACT women
in prison and women exiting prison
  23 projects   $913,778


2012‑13 Stay On Your Feet® Falls Prevention

Funding Round

This round provided funding for the development, implementation and evaluation of falls prevention programs.

It assisted community-based groups, not-for-profit organisations, residential aged care facilities and relevant government agencies to reduce the incidence and severity of falls and falls-related injuries among older people in the ACT.


  Organisation/recipient Project description/process/period of time engaged Amount
1 Arthritis Foundation of the ACT, incorporating Osteoporosis ACT Indigenous Falls Prevention Outreach Program $26,452
2 Arthritis Foundation of the ACT, incorporating Osteoporosis ACT Travelling Falls Prevention Expo $43,578
3 Belconnen Community Service Mature Strength and Balance $16,991
4 Council on the Ageing (ACT) Inc. Steady Med—Managing Medicines to Minimise Falls $34,340
5 National Heart Foundation of Australia (ACT Division) Heartmoves and Heart Foundation Walking—Reducing falls risk
in residents living in aged care facilities
6 Support Asian Women’s Friendship Association Inc. Stay Firm and Be Active for CALD Backgrounds Seniors $15,786
7 Tandem Respite Inc. Heartmoves @ Tandem $15,000
8 YMCA of Canberra Collaboration and evaluation—strengthening the YMCA’s Mobiliser Program $28,940
  8 projects   $199,387


2013 Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Funding Round

The Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Funding Round was delivered in collaboration with the ACT Education

and Training Directorate. Its aim in 2013 was to create sustainable opportunities for healthy, active lifestyles through improved physical activity and healthy eating. Target groups are early childhood centres and schools.

The funding round also aimed to facilitate communication, collaboration and partnerships between schools and

their communities.


  Organisation/recipient Project description/process/period of time engaged Amount
1 Australian Red Cross Food From Home $30,130
2 Canberra and South-East Region Environment Centre Grow Together $37,091
3 Evatt Primary School Eat well 4eva(tt) $6,788
4 Kids Pantry Pty Ltd Kids Pantry Program of Healthy Food@School Garden to
Table Activities
5 Kingsford Smith School Growing Together—Garden to Table $20,000
6 Malkara School Vegetable Garden $8,270
7 Monash School From Little Things, Big Things Grow $5,130
8 Mother Teresa School Gungahlin Catholic Schools Joint Initiative for Active Travel
to School
9 North Ainslie Primary School P&C The Healthy Eating Hub, Sensory Garden and No-Waste Chook Pen $15,000
10 Nutrition Australia ACT Food & ME—The Early Years $20,000
11 Palmerston District
Primary School
PRIDE International Garden to Gourmet Project $14,488
12 Physical Activity Foundation Ltd School Community Active Travel program
(incorporating Ride or Walk to School)
13 The Woden School Growing a Healthy Life $15,600
14 Theodore Primary School Connecting children, their families and the school community through food $3,000
15 Torrens Primary P-6 School Fit habitz—‘Catch Me If You Can’ Torrens, Pearce and Chifley preschools $2,380
16 Torrens Primary School Torrens Primary School’s Healthy Food + Healthy Choices = Healthy Kids Program $11,504
  16 projects   $351,965


2012‑13 Health Promotion Sponsorship Funding Round

One of the ways the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program contributed to improved health and wellbeing in our community was through the provision of sponsorship to sports, recreation, and arts and cultural organisations.

The priority campaigns for 2012‑13 were:

  • Go for 2&5® (encouraging optimal fruit and vegetable consumption)
  • Find thirty every day® (encouraging physical activity)
  • Tap into water every day (promoting water as the drink of choice)
  • Swap It Don’t Stop It (encouraging healthy behaviours by swapping an unhealthy behaviour for a healthier alternative)
  • SmokeFreeACT (aimed at reducing tobacco-related harms).

Sponsorship arrangements can also be used to facilitate improved health promotion policies, practices and cultures within community organisations, to help them work towards becoming a health-promoting organisation.


  Organisation/recipient Amount
1 ACT Cricket Association $10,000
2 ACT Gridiron Inc. $20,000
3 ACT Veterans Athletic Club Inc. $10,000
4 Australian Capital Territory Ultimate Association Incorporated $10,000
5 Australian Dance Council—Ausdance (ACT) Inc. $20,000
6 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) $20,000
7 Australian National Botanic Gardens $10,000
8 Barbershop Harmony Club of Canberra $20,000
9 Basketball ACT $10,000
10 Brindabella Dance Festival $10,000
11 Canberra Raiders Pty Ltd. $20,000
12 Capital Football $10,000
13 Hall Rugby Union Football Club $10,000
14 Kulture Break $10,000
15 QL2 Dance Inc. $10,000
16 Royal Life Saving Society Australia—ACT Branch Inc. $20,000
17 Royal National Capital Agricultural Society $20,000
18 The Village Festival of New Performance Inc. $20,000
19 Touch Football ACT $10,000
20 Tuggeranong BMX Club Inc. $10,000
21 YMCA of Canberra Inc. $20,000
  21 sponsorships $300,000


2012‑13 Communication and Learning

and Development

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program supported funded organisations through a learning and development program to build ongoing capacity in the sector for health promotion delivery. Examples of activities in the 2012‑13 program include:

  • the provision of workshops to enhance grant-writing skills
  • the provision of a Health Coaching course to provide health practitioners with a structured system of evidence-based behaviour change protocols in the context of chronic condition self-management
  • the provision of a Health Promotion Short Course for health professionals to increase participants’ confidence to integrate health promotion into their practice
  • provision of scholarship assistance to community sector workers to complete a Certificate III in Population Health.

The program also provided sponsorship for health professionals to attend the Population Health Congress 2012.


  Project description/process/period of time engaged Amount
1 Health Coaching Course $9,290
2 Scholarship assistance x 20 CIT Certificate III in Population Health $7,464
3 Grants Application Writing Training—HCCA $900
4 Grants Application Writing Training—Our Community P/L $4,146
5 Grants Application Writing Coaching—HCCA $1,540
6 Funding of Community Development Network (CDNet) $6,759
  Total $30,099