ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) offers grants to community-based organisations to improve the health of Canberrans and minimise the risk of them developing chronic diseases.

This funding supports the objectives of the Healthy Canberra: ACT Preventive Health Plan 2020 – 2025.

The Plan prioritises five key areas:

  • supporting children and families
  • enabling active living
  • increasing healthy eating
  • reducing risky behaviours, including smoking, risky alcohol consumption and the transmission of sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses, and
  • promoting healthy ageing.

Current funding opportunities

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

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Reducing Smoking-Related Harm is seeking applications from community-based groups for programs that focus on preventing and reducing harm from smoking. There is up to $850,000 in funding available to support programs of up to three years duration, commencing in the 2020/21 financial year.

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Reducing Smoking-Related Harm aims to fund programs that:

  • reduce the number of people in population groups with a high prevalence of smoking
  • prevent or delay the uptake of smoking 
  • prevent the harms associated with electronic cigarettes and other new smoking products

Applications are due by 4pm Monday 17 February 2020.

An information session about Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Reducing Smoking-Related Harm will be conducted on Monday 16 December 2019 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at ACT Health’s Bowes Training and Conference Centre, 2 Bowes Street, Phillip. Please RSVP to hpgrants@act.gov.au or 02 5124 9456.

Applications can be made online via the SmartyGrants online grants management system. 

The Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Reducing Smoking-Related Harm Funding Guidelines will provide you with more information about this funding opportunity to assist you to prepare an application. 

To stay informed about future funding opportunities, please email hpgrants@act.gov.au or call 02 5124 9456 and ask to be added to our distribution list.

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

Previously funded programs and projects

Healthy Canberra Grants

2019/20 - 2021/22 Healthy Canberra Grants program descriptions

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Preventing Diabetes

2018/19 - 2020/21 Healthy Canberra Grants program descriptions

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Healthy Ageing - program descriptions

2016/17 - 2018/19 Healthy Canberra Grants - program descriptions

2015/16 - 2017/18 Healthy Canberra Grants - program descriptions

2014/15 - 2016/17 Healthy Canberra Grants - program descriptions

2014 - 2016 Healthy Canberra Grants - program descriptions

 

Health Promotion Innovation Fund

2018/19 Health Promotion Innovation Fund – project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (2 March 2018) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (17 October 2016) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (20 June 2016) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (15 February 2016) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (19 October 2015) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (15 June 2015) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (16 February 2015) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (20 October 2014) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (20 June 2014) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (21 February 2014) - project descriptions

Health Promotion Innovation Fund (18 October 2013) - project descriptions

Page last updated on: 9 Dec 2019