ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) helps to improve the health of Canberrans and minimise the risk of them developing chronic diseases.

We offer grants to community-based organisations through Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund. This funding supports programs and projects that improve health outcomes in the following areas:

  • supporting healthy ageing
  • reducing smoking-related harm
  • reducing alcohol-related harm
  • reducing overweight and obesity through improved eating habits and increased physical activity

Current funding opportunities

OPEN NOW: 2019/20 – 2021/22 Healthy Canberra Grants

Applications are sought for community-based initiatives that will improve population level health outcomes by addressing risk factors for chronic disease such as alcohol and tobacco use, poor diet and physical activity levels, and overweight and obesity. Healthy Canberra Grants also has a specific aim of supporting healthy ageing, by addressing these risk factors. Up to $1.9 million is available to support programs of up to three years duration, commencing in the 2019/20 financial year.

Applications are due by 4pm Friday 24 May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

An information session about the 2019/20 – 2021/22 Healthy Canberra Grants will be held on Monday 15 April 2019 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at ACT Health’s Bowes Training and Conference Centre, 2 Bowes Street, Phillip. Please RSVP to or 02 5124 9456.

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

The 2019/20 – 2021/22 Healthy Canberra Grants 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 and ask to be added to our distribution list or call 02 5124 9456.

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

Page last updated on: 7 May 2019