Funding Opportunities

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Healthy Ageing is now open for applications

Applications are invited for grants that focus on supporting healthy ageing in the ACT. The closing date for applications is 4pm Tuesday 18 October 2016.

Applications can be made through SmartyGrants.

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The Funding Guidelines can be downloaded from the following link:

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Healthy Ageing – Funding Guidelines


The Health Promotion Innovation Fund is open for applications to support 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:

  • Reduce smoking-related harm.
  • Reduce alcohol-related harm.
  • Support healthy 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 provides several funding opportunities per year. The next cut-off date for applications is Monday 17 October 2016.

Applications are made through SmartyGrants

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for the Health Promotion Innovation Fund.

The Funding Guidelines can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Health Promotion Innovation Fund - Funding Guidelines (Closing 17 October 2016).


Table 1: Key dates for the Health Promotion Innovation Fund

Funding Opportunity

Cut-off date for applications

Outcomes advised by

For projects delivered over the period

This opportunity

17 October 2016

16 December 2016

1 February 2017 - 31 January 2018

Next opportunity

To be advised

To be advised

To be advised

For further information please call the Health Promotion Grants Program on 6205 1325 or email us at hpgrants@act.gov.au

To be kept informed about upcoming ACT Health Promotion Grants Program funding opportunities and how to apply, please contact the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program on 6205 1325 or Email: hpgrants@act.gov.au

To access the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program's SmartyGrants webpage go to: acthealth.smartygrants.com.au/

Healthy Canberra Grants

This funding opportunity is open for applications every 12 months. It is expected that the next funding opportunity will be opened in early 2017.

Healthy Canberra Grants is the major funding activity of the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP).

Healthy Canberra Grants funding priorities are to support programs which aim to:

  • Reduce smoking-related harm.
  • Reduce alcohol-related harm.
  • Support healthy 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.

Healthy Canberra Grants provides funding for programs of up to three years duration with a minimum funding amount of $15,000 per year of funding requested. Up to $2 million will be available over the three-year period covered by this funding opportunity.

Applicants must be one of the following types of organisation:

  • a not-for-profit incorporated association or company
  • a government agency or statutory body
  • a not-for-profit organisation with other legal status
  • an ACT Government school, Independent school, Catholic Systemic or Catholic Non-systemic school
  • an accredited early childhood education and care centre or out of school hours program
  • a not-for-profit organisation in an auspice arrangement with one of the above.

For further information please call the Health Promotion Grants Program on 6205 1325 or email us at hpgrants@act.gov.au

Other funding sources:

Please note that the ACT Government provides a range of funding opportunities across a number of ACT Government directorates. If you have an idea for a program that does not seem to fit into the ACTHPGP it may be eligible for other funding sources. Details of other ACT Government funding opportunities can be found at the ACT Government Grants website

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