ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) contributes to improving health outcomes and minimising the risk of developing chronic disease in the ACT population.
We provide grants through Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund to community-based organisations. This enables these organisations to provide programs and projects which improve population health outcomes in our primary focus areas.

Our focus

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program has a population health focus. The priorities are:

  • Smoking prevention, cessation or reduction
  • Supporting activities which reduce the harmful and hazardous consumption of alcohol
  • Supporting healthy active ageing through appropriate physical activity opportunities
  • prevention of overweight and obesity by:
    • Supporting improved healthy food and drink choices for the ACT population and improved eating habits. These include programs that support positive changes in the food environment, including encouraging people to choose tap water as the drink of choice.
    • Helping to improve physical activity outcomes at a population level.

2015/16- 2017/18 Healthy Canberra Grants announced

On 22 October 2015 the Minister for Health, Simon Corbell MLA, announced the successful applicants in the most recent Healthy Canberra Grants funding opportunity.

Six organisations will share in $2 million over the next three years to combat the concerning rates of overweight and obesity, reduce alcohol and tobacco related harm and promote healthy active ageing in the ACT, Minister for Health Simon Corbell announced today.

The successful recipients of Healthy Canberra Grants are Bluearth Foundation, YMCA of Canberra, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service and Healthy Kids Association.

“These community partners will play an important role in helping to increase exercise and healthy eating for families and kids, and to counteract the incidence of overweight and obesity, which we know is a burden for our community,” Mr Corbell said.

The Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Clinic will receive funding over the next three years to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthy Weight Initiative Program.

“A key priority for the ACT Government is improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes,” Mr Corbell said. 

“The establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthy Weight Initiative Program will provide a holistic and culturally appropriate service covering a range of weight issues, focusing on prevention, management and support.”

The 2014 ACT Chief Health Officer’s report also highlighted that alcohol-related harms remain an important population health issue.

“To help address this, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has received a grant for a social marketing campaign to encourage partners, family or friends of a pregnant woman to be alcohol-free during the pregnancy period,” Mr Corbell said.

The Health Promotion Innovation Fund is now open for applications

Supporting innovative activities that enable ACT residents to live a healthy, active life

The Health Promotion Innovation Fund invites applications for grants of up to $15,000 for innovative health promotion projects of up to 12 months duration that support the following ACT Government funding priorities:

·          Help to reduce overweight and obesity in our population;

·          Improve children's health and wellbeing related to overweight and obesity, including improving eating habits and increasing physical activity;

·          Reduce smoking-related harm;

·          Reduce alcohol-related harm;

·          Support healthy active ageing through appropriate physical activity opportunities.

The Health Promotion Innovation Fund provides three funding opportunities per year. The next cut-off date for applications is Monday 15 February 2016.

Community-based groups, school communities, not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies are welcome to apply.

To access the Funding Guidelines and the Application Form  or the Health Promotion Innovation Fund click here.

For more information call us on 6205 1325 or email hpgrants@act.gov.au 

 

Statement of Strategic Intent

Our Statement of Strategic Intent outlines the targets and expected outcomes of the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. The statement also describes how we will align with ACT Health policies and objectives and provides important guidance for potential applicants. You can download the Statement of Strategic Intent below.

SmartyGrants - Online Grant Management System

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program uses the SmartyGrants online grant management system to manage the grant process. Applications and associated reporting forms are available through the following link:

acthealth.smartygrants.com.au/

The SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants will guide you through the application process. Click here to access it.