Table of Grants

In 2013-14, ACT Health funded activities related to the promotion of health across the ACT population. Grants provided to community groups are listed in the tables following.

Grants provided under 2013-14 community funding round


Recipient Project Project Purpose Amount
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT Implementing Cross Cultural Validated Screening and Brief Intervention to Address Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Related Harm Project Embed the only cross cultural validated screening and brief intervention services working with people at risk of alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related harm $50,000
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT Under 10% Project (stage 2) Support ACT to be the first jurisdiction in Australia with a smoking prevalence under 10% $57,000
Australian Breastfeeding Association ACT & Southern NSW Branch Implement elements of the ACT Breastfeeding Strategic Framework 2010-2015 Implement elements of the ACT Breastfeeding Strategic Framework2010-2015 $67,028
Australian Drug Foundation Good Sports ACT Assist sporting clubs to promote a smoke-free environment and a culture of responsible drinking $49,000
Australian Red Cross Eat Smart, Shop Smart Provide training, support and advice to community organisations to set up a FOODCents program $48,876
Belconnen Senior Citizens Club Inc. Fun and fitness program Conduct a fun and fitness program $2,000
Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma Inc. Nurturing Wellbeing Support identification of mental health and wellbeing issues and develop ways to maintain mental health and wellbeing $37,800
Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma Inc. Nutrition and Exercise for Healthy Future Improve healthy nutrition and physical activity for children and carers $48,800
Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma Inc. Young People Safe and Strong Address alcohol misuse in young people $47,000
Council on the Ageing (ACT) Inc. POP - Positive Outcomes Program: the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices Educate ACT seniors on the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices $34,340
David Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Sista Girlz Encourages positive health choices $92,310
Football United - University of New South Wales Empowered for Healthier Communities - a Football United Canberra Project Provide regular physical activity and leadership/lifeskills training $49,903
Health Care Consumers Association Health Literacy for all: building an inclusive community of support with empowered health consumers and their families and friends across a lifetime Develop a series of health literacy modules $31,914
Hello Sunday Morning Hello Sunday Morning Change the drinking culture in the ACT by supporting individuals to make positive behavioural changes $100,000
Multiple Sclerosis Ltd t/a MS Australia - ACT/NSW/VIC Eating well for people living with multiple sclerosis Provide information and cooking workshops on nutrition and healthy eating $6,200
Nutrition Australia Project Dinnertime - Communities in the Kitchen Provide cooking workshops to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in the kitchen $51,015
Reclink Australia Bega Court Neighborhood Garden Project Manage, facilitate and complete the construction of sustainable neighborhood vegetable garden $98,621
SHINE for Kids Co-operative Ltd Building resilience in a uniquelyvulnerable group: children of prisoners Increase the understanding of, and outcomes in, the health and wellbeing needs of children of prisoners $107,200
Society of St Vincent de Paul Pty Ltd Homeground Provide support for homeless families through engagement in gardening, including growing healthy food $59,859
Southside Community Services Inc. Southside Flats Health Promotion Program Promote healthy lifestyle options for residents of medium- and high-density housing areas $42,424
Ted Noffs Foundation Active lifestyle program Improve physical and recreational activity and increase capacity to live healthy lifestyles $30,000
Warehouse Circus Inc. Spin Out! circus program Provide weekly circus classes to young people, to improve physical activity outcomes $35,514
YMCA of Canberra Eat, Play, Love Life! Enhance nutritional skills and confidence in parents of young children $19,900
YWCA of Canberra Healthy Learning=Healthy Eating Improve healthy eating attitudes in children aged 7-12 years $10,756


Multi-year grants continuing from 2012-13 Health Promotion Sponsorship Funding Round


Recipient Project Project Purpose Amount
YMCA of Canberra Inc. YMCA Senior Sports Carnival Support the annual YMCA Senior Sports Carnival, designed for people who are residents or attendees of aged care facilities. $10,000


Grants provided under 2014 Healthy Canberra Grants


Recipient Project Project Purpose Amount
ACT Medicare Local Connect Up For Kids Improve pathways for obesity prevention for children while guiding families through health promotion advice, child health assessments, primary healthcare services and community-based programs $148,969
Gordon Primary School Lanyon Cluster of Primary Schools Every Chance to Dance Implement the Kulturebreak program to the Lanyon cluster of primary schools $18,000
Heart Foundation ACT Live Lighter Population-based education campaign encouraging adults to make healthier lifestyle choices to improve overweight and obesity outcomes $139,751
Physical Activity Foundation Ltd Ride or Walk to School Build the capacity of schools to encourage students to use active modes of transport for school travel $291,480
YMCA of Canberra Take Off! with the Y and Bluearth Enhance healthy lifestyle options for 2,500 children $142,000


Grants provided under 2014 Health Promotion Innovation Fund (Round 1)


Recipient Project Project Purpose Amount
Australian Federal Police (ACT Policing) Constable Kenny Koala Stay OK on the Road program (high-visibility vest initiative) Implement the use of high-visibility vests to help facilitate children riding to school $10,000
Fraser Primary School Paddock to Plate @ Fraser Enable students to learn about healthy food in creating healthy meals $15,000
Koomarri Fit for Life Support employees to improve health and fitness outcomes through the workplace $14,750
Rob de Castella's SmartStart for Kids! SmartStart PLAY (Physical Literacy and Activity for Youth) Enable the delivery of a healthy living physical activity and nutrition program to children and families $14,989
West Belconnen Child and Family Centre Koori Kids: Health Messages Encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to grow fresh food and create healthy meals $3,680
West Belconnen Child and Family Centre Sudanese Health Improve the health and wellbeing of the Sudanese community through healthy cooking and education activities $3,650
Youth Coalition of the ACT Youth Work - It's More Than Pizza Influence the youth sector to engage with young people and model positive behaviours towards food and nutrition $15,000


Grants provided under 2014 Health Promotion Innovation Fund (Round 2)


Recipient Project Project Purpose Amount
Australian Red Cross Set for Life – addressing food insecurity for families and children in the ACT Address food insecurity for families and children in the ACT $10,550
Nutrition Australia ACT Inc. Food&ME Years 5 & 6 Review and update nutrition resources to align with the Australian Curriculum - Health and Physical Education $11,000
Ainslie School P&C Ainslie Organic Kids (AOK) - Ainslie School Sustainable Garden Program Encourage vegetable garden activity and increase healthy eating habits $15,000
Lake Tuggeranong College Eat and Thrive@LTC Provide a nutrition and lifestyle program for students $2,212
House with No Steps Crunch Time Provide healthy living education to young people with a disability/ mental illness $14,922
Nutrition Australia ACT Inc. Project Dinnertime - Take the Nutrition Week Challenge Promote affordable healthy eating and positive culture change around healthy eating $15,000
North Belconnen Day Centre See and Do for a Healthier You Improve eating habits and physical fitness in the local community $4,207
Gungahlin Jets Australian Football Club Inc. Jets Top Guns Project Educate around the value of good nutrition, particularly for physical training $13,400
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Ltd Pregnant Pause Provide support and raise awareness around Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders $15,000
Special Olympics Australia - ACT SO ACT Get Fit Increase awareness of healthy eating and regular exercise for athletes with a disability $12,305
Campbell Primary School Unlocking Potential of Campbell Primary Students Encourage key movement experiences to support students to reach their physical and academic potential $7,300
Skateboarding Australia Skateboarding Hubs Program Increase and improve physical activity outcomes among children and young people $15,000