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. This funding supports programs and projects which improve population health outcomes in our primary focus areas.

Our focus

We have a population health focus. Our priority is to fund activities which:

  • 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 with a focus on healthy ageing

Open Now

On 6 September 2016, Assistant Health Minister, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, announced a new grants funding opportunity with a focus on healthy ageing.

The next round of Healthy Canberra Grants will provide up to $670,000 in funding over the next three years, for prevention programs that support healthy ageing in our community. This funding opportunity recognises that reducing age-related chronic disease risk factors is an important and growing priority.

Online applications are now open and close on 18 October 2016. Community organisations and not for profit groups are encouraged to submit an application.

To access the Funding Guidelines and the Application Form go to the ACTHPGP current funding opportunities page.

A public information session will be held on Thursday 22 September 2016 from 2-4pm. The venue is ANU Commons Function Centre, which is located in Rimmer Street in Acton. The nearest parking is at the corner of Barry Drive and Marcus Clarke Street.

To RSVP for the public information session or for more information call the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program on 6205 1325 or email


Certificate III in Population Health

Scholarships for community sector workers

As part of ACT Health's commitment to increasing health promotion capacity in the ACT community, the Health Improvement Branch is offering a limited number of scholarships for community sector workers to support them in completing a Certificate III in Population Health at the Canberra Institute of Technology. The course will commence in Term 4, Semester 2 in 2016.

For more information please read the Certificate III in Population Health - scholarships for community sector workers information sheet.

To apply please complete the Certificate III in Population Health - scholarships application form and send it to by 4pm Wednesday, 28 September 2016.

The Health Promotion Innovation Fund is now open for applications

Supporting 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 ACT Government funding priorities, outlined above.

The Health Promotion Innovation Fund provides several funding opportunities per year. The next cut-off date for applications is Monday 17 October 2016.

Community-based groups, school communities, not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies are welcome to apply.

To access the Funding Guidelines and the Application Form go to the ACTHPGP current funding opportunities page.

For more information call us on 6205 1325 or email 

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 Assistant Minister 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.