ACT Health Promotion Grants Program
The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program is working to achieve its vision of a healthy, vital, sustainable ACT community.
The majority of available funds are provided to community organisations to undertake health promotion projects to promote healthy living in a healthy environment, having a healthy community and being healthy people.
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The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program has a significant focus on health promotion priorities including:
- Improving physical activity outcomes
- Improving healthy eating
- Smoking prevention, cessation or reduction
- Responsible consumption of alcohol
- Improving social and emotional well-being, particularly in relation to the above behaviors
We actively encourage applications for grants that target people who are at risk of ill-health from long term disadvantage. We also provide sponsorships that are tied to a range of current health promotion messages. Improving the health and well-being of children is specifically targeted through our ‘Healthy Schools Healthy Children’ funding round.
Community Consultation: Future Direction of the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program
The Community Consultation about the Future Directions of the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program has concluded and some valuable input has been received.
As part of this process, seventy people attended the public meeting on 19 February 2013. Thirty-eight community organisations were represented at the meeting, as well as interested individuals.
Thirty-nine formal written submissions were received.
A wide range of community groups have responded and it is clear that many hours of considered thought has been put into the submissions we have received. We appreciate the perspectives that have been brought to this consultation process and the collective experience and wisdom that these submissions represent.
It is not surprising that the views we have received have been wide ranging and offer a variety of opinions. It is however encouraging that there has been general, if sometimes qualified, agreement with several of the proposed changes to the ACTHPGP. We will spend considerable time and effort synthesising all input received to help inform decisions by the Chief Minister about the future of the program. Further information will be made available when these outcomes are known.
Submissions can be viewed here:
A report minuting the proceedings of the public meeting 19 February 2013 is also attached here:
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