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. Both funding opportunities support programs and projects that improve population health outcomes in our primary focus areas, which are:

  • supporting healthy ageing;
  • reducing smoking-related harm;
  • reducing alcohol-related harm; and
  • reducing overweight and obesity through improving eating habits and increasing physical activity.

The 2018/19 Health Promotion Innovation Fund is open for applications

The 2018/19 Health Promotion Innovation Fund provides funding of up to $15,000 to trial smaller-scale, innovative health promotion projects. There is up to $100,000 in funding available to support projects of up to 12 months duration that will be delivered from February 2019.

Applications are due by 4pm Friday 21 September 2018.

To access the funding guidelines and the application form go to the current funding opportunities  page.

For more information

For more information about the ACTHPGP and its funding opportunities please contact 02 6205 1325 or

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 the then Assistant Minister for Health 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.

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.


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.