ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) offers grants to community-based organisations to improve the health of Canberrans and minimise the risk of them developing chronic diseases.

This funding supports the objectives of the Healthy Canberra: ACT Preventive Health Plan 2020 – 2025.

The Plan prioritises five key areas:

  • supporting children and families
  • enabling active living
  • increasing healthy eating
  • reducing risky behaviours, including smoking, risky alcohol consumption and the transmission of sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses, and
  • promoting healthy ageing

Current funding opportunities

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Supporting Healthy and Active Children and Young People

$1.6 million is available for community-based activities to improve the health and wellbeing of young Canberrans, with a focus on supporting healthy weight and physical activity in children and young people. Programs will be delivered from July 2023 up to June 2026.

Healthy Canberra Grants: Target Grant – Reconnection within Priority Populations

$400,000 is available for smaller grants of up to $40,000 for community organisations to deliver community-based activities that support re-connection within priority population groups through health promotion programs and short-term interventions that will support longer-term connections within the community. Programs to be delivered from June 2023 – December 2024.

Applications need to be made online via SmartyGrants.

Applications are due by 4pm, Wednesday, 21 December 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your program ideas, please contact the ACTHPGP team via email or phone 02 5124 9456.

To stay informed about future funding opportunities, please email and ask to be added to our distribution list.

Statement of Strategic Intent

Our Statement of Strategic Intent describes how we align with ACT Health policies and objectives and provides important guidance for potential funding applicants.

ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Report Card

In 2013, the ACTHPGP focussed on reducing overweight and obesity. Since then we have provided over 90% of grant funding towards programs and projects that address overweight and obesity.

The ACTHPGP Report Card and Program Summaries below give a snap shot of the program’s achievements from 2013 to 2015, as well as an overview of the work from our community partners.

SmartyGrants online grant management system

The ACTHPGP uses the SmartyGrants online grant management system to manage the grant process. You can access our application and reporting forms through SmartyGrants.

Other funding sources

The ACT Government offers a range of funding opportunities across many ACT Government directorates. If you have an idea for a program that doesn’t fit into the ACTHPGP, it may be eligible for other funding sources.

Details of ACT Government funding opportunities can be found at the ACT Government Grants website

Previously funded programs and projects

Healthy Canberra Grants

Health Promotion Innovation Fund

Page last updated on: 8 Nov 2022