Healthy Canberra Grants

Healthy Canberra Grants provides funding 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

There are no funding opportunities currently available through the Healthy Canberra Grants. To stay informed about future funding opportunities, please email or phone 02 5124 9456 and ask to be added to our distribution list. 

Recent funding opportunities

Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Supporting Healthy and Active Living for Children and Young People

In early 2023, over $1.5 million was provided across nine community organisations to deliver programs that support healthy eating and active living in children and young people within the ACT. 

Healthy Canberra Grants: Target Grant: Reconnection within Priority Populations

In early 2023, $380K was awarded to 10 successful organisations to increase social connectedness and linkages within priority population groups in the ACT. 

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.

Healthy Canberra Grants Report Card

In 2013, the Healthy Canberra Grants 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 Healthy Canberra Grants 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 Healthy Canberra Grants 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 Healthy Canberra Grants, 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

Health Promotion Innovation Fund

Page last updated on: 20 Oct 2023