Up to $50,000 is available to fund health promotion campaigns and projects in Western Australia.
The Healthway Health Promotion Project Grants provides grants to organisations engaged in health promotion. A range of organisations including community based groups may apply for grants to fund new approaches to health promotion and illness prevention through changing community attitudes and behaviour, and creating environments that support people to make healthier choices.
Healthway places a strong emphasis on its priority health issues and population groups where health inequalities exist. High priority target groups for Healthway are children and young people, Indigenous people, those living in rural and remote communities, as well as groups who are economically, socially or educationally disadvantaged.
Health Promotion Project Grants aims to improve the health of Western Australians by working through partnerships and supporting targeted programs, which:
- Promote and facilitate healthy lifestyles, policies and environments.
- Build the capacity of individuals, groups and communities to be healthier.
Applications for Healthway Promotion Project Grants should aim to increase individual knowledge and skills, and change behavior and community and organisational policies and environments to improve health.
Healthway has a number of different Health Promotion Project Grants available. The funding categories are as follows:
Health Promotion Over $5,000 Grants
Grants are offered to incorporated organisations and community groups to run or trial innovative health promotion programs. Applications must be received by Healthway at least four calendar months prior to the commencement of the project.
Health Promotion Under $5,000 Grants
Grants are offered to incorporated organisations and community groups to run or trial innovative health promotion programs. Applications must be received by Healthway at least three calendar months prior to the commencement of the project.
Health Promoting Schools Grants
Grants of up to $2,500 are offered to support WA schools to develop projects that promote the health of their students. Schools are encouraged to undertake activities that promote the priority health areas of mental health, nutrition and/or physical activity. Applications must be received by Healthway a minimum of two calendar months prior to the commencement of the project.
Aboriginal Health Project Grants
These grants are offered to incorporated organisations and community groups to run innovative health promotion programs with Aboriginal people. Groups can apply for up to $10,000 to run the program. Applications must be received by Healthway a minimum of four calendar months prior to the commencement of the project.
Capacity Building Scheme
Capacity building opportunities are offered for people working on Healthway funded health promotion projects or health agency support sponsorships. The Scheme provides partial funding support for key health promotion personnel to attend conferences and other forms of professional development within Australia relevant to Healthway projects or health agency support sponsorships. Applications must be received by Healthway a minimum of three calendar months prior to the commencement of the conference.
Alcohol Think Again Local Campaign Funding – up to $20,000
It is administered by Healthway and provides funding to eligible groups in WA to support the prevention and reduction of alcohol-related harm by developing and implementing local campaigns that reflect state-wide alcohol think again campaign goals, key messages and target groups.
To be eligible for Healthway support, projects must:
- Focus on activities that are clearly beyond the core business of the applying organisations
- Should include some activities that are likely to be sustained beyond the end of the funding period.
Healthway has identified priority areas for health promotion projects as well as target groups which include children, young people and disadvantaged groups. Applications for innovative, sustainable projects that reach these target groups are particularly encouraged.
- Incorporated organisations (includes not for profit, companies and statutory bodies).
- Innovative projects that promote health or prevent illness in the community and have the ability to be ongoing after Healthway’s initial funding.
- Projects which can be run as a pilot and which can be used as a model in other communities.
- Population or community based approaches (rather than one to one interventions) which address priority health issues and target groups identified on page one.
- Projects that address health inequalities based on gender, age, Aboriginality, ethnicity, disability, geographical location or socio-economic status.
- Projects that aim to improve health in settings eg schools, workplace or the community and that actively involve the formation of partnerships with groups or organisations working in those settings.