ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) helps to improve the health of Canberrans and minimise the risk of them developing chronic diseases.

We offer grants to community-based organisations through Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund. This funding supports programs and projects that improve health outcomes in the following areas:

  • supporting healthy ageing
  • reducing smoking-related harm
  • reducing alcohol-related harm
  • reducing overweight and obesity through improved eating habits and increased physical activity

Current funding opportunities

OPEN NOW – Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm

Provides funding for community-based activities, with a particular focus on preventing and reducing harm from alcohol consumption. Up to $1.38 million is available to support multiyear programs delivered up to June 2021.

OPEN NOW – Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Preventing Diabetes

Provides funding for community-based activities, with a particular focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles to prevent diabetes. Up to $1.33 million is available to support programs delivered up to June 2020.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the relevant funding guidelines for more information and to assist with application preparation.

Applications for both funding opportunities close 4pm Friday 7 December 2018.

To stay informed about future funding opportunities, please email hpgrants@act.gov.au and ask to be added to our distribution list or call 02 6205 1325.

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

Page last updated on: 30 Oct 2018