Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant

What is Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant?

The Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant is a program that will support local government in partnership with relevant organisations to develop, trial and evaluate initiatives that seek to propel health and wellbeing outcomes in Victoria.

Projects funded through the Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant will help VicHealth build the evidence base about what types of programs can help engage men and boys in gender equality, particularly efforts to transform harmful gender stereotypes, masculinities and negative social norms, attitudes and behaviours.



VicHealth’s Healthier Masculinities program aims to achieve positive shifts in masculine norms and stereotypes, improving health and wellbeing outcomes for all Victorians.

The Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grants are aiming to achieve the following outcomes:

  • To increase the funded organisation’s ability to take a healthier masculinities approach to health promotion action
  • To trial and evaluate interventions using the Framework, contributing to the evidence base of what works in challenging male gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality



Up to $140,000 over a two-year period to deliver an initiative designed to promote healthier masculinities for young men and boys in Victoria.

The program may fund up to four projects, with funding commencing in June 2020.


Eligible Projects

VicHealth will fund projects that best align with the Healthier Masculinities Framework.

Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant will fund:

  • Reasonable staff costs to engage a contractor or reimburse staffing costs for existing employees delivering agreed activities.
  • New ideas in line with funding requirements, or delivery of clearly identified outcomes that build upon and add value to existing work.
  • Incentives and prizes for competitions where relevance to local context, value for money and equitable approach are demonstrated.
  • Design, publication or production costs of materials, products and collateral where clear VicHealth branding is included.
  • Reasonable advertising or media costs for activity promotions.
  • Resources or products that can be owned/managed by the recipient and shared among project partners and the community to support ongoing improvements in drinking cultures.
  • Reasonable and necessary costs of facilitation for events, such as healthy catering, facility hire and administrative costs.
  • Evaluation costs including data collection and analysis.


Eligible Applicants

Victorian local councils are eligible to apply for this grant. VicHealth encourage councils to form partnerships with relevant organisations.

To meet VicHealth eligibility and compliance criteria, organisations applying for a Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant must:

  • have an Australian Business Number and a bank account for Electronic Funds Transfer of grant funds
  • deliver activities or products solely in Victoria, with a primary focus on undertaking health and wellbeing activities that achieve positive outcomes for the Victorian community
  • be able to work in partnership with VicHealth and others
  • if applicable, have satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements of any previous and/or current grants from VicHealth
  • have insurance cover, including professional indemnity or public liability insurance, for the purpose of this project and agree to provide insurance certificates if requested by VicHealth
  • not be subject to any current or impending legal action which could impact its financial viability
  • not be a recipient of support, funding, sponsorship or endorsement from the tobacco industry.

VicHealth is committed to health equity, that is, enabling all Victorians to have the means to a good and healthy life, regardless of cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, ability, income, educational attainment, occupation or location.

VicHealth encourages diverse organisations to apply, including those who work with disability communities, LGBTIQ communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.



Applications close 24 February 2020.


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