ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

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

Our focus

We have a population health focus. Our priority is to fund activities which:

  • Reduce smoking-related harm.
  • Reduce alcohol-related harm.
  • Support healthy active ageing through improving physical activity outcomes and healthy eating.
  • Improve population level outcomes around overweight and obesity.
  • Improve children's health and wellbeing outcomes in relation to overweight and obesity, including improving eating habits and increasing physical activity

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 ACT Government funding priorities, outlined above.

The Health Promotion Innovation Fund provides several funding opportunities per year. The next cut-off date for applications is Monday 17 October 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 go to the ACTHPGP current funding opportunities page.

For more information call us on 6205 1325 or email 

ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Report Card
July 2013 – December 2015

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program changed its focus to reducing overweight and obesity in late 2013. We have since provided over 90% of grants funding towards programs and projects that address overweight and obesity.

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Report Card, launched by Assistant Minister Meegan Fitzharris MLA on 9 March 2016, provides a snap shot of the achievements of the program from 2013 to 2015. The Report Card and supporting program summaries document provides an overview of the hard work being done by our community partners with detail on where ACT Government funding is being spent.

Report Card

Program Summaries

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.

Statement of Strategic Intent

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:

The SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants will guide you through the application process.