What is the Reimagining Health Grants?
The VicHealth Reimagining Health Grants is a program to support young people (aged 0-25 years) or Victorians experiencing disadvantage, by creating meaningful social connection, providing opportunities for physical activity or by addressing food security issues.
In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, protecting our health and wellbeing is more important than ever. To respond swiftly, and support Victorians effectively, VicHealth has listened to our stakeholders and reimagined our upcoming grant round to identify and address the needs of people in our community who are facing the greatest challenges with their health and wellbeing.
That’s why VicHealth redesigned and amplified the upcoming grant round to address the immediate needs of our community and increased the available funding pool of $2.5 million.
These grants merge previous funding rounds into one, replacing regular VicHealth funding opportunities such as Active Club Grants and Partnership grants so that all local organisations who can create meaningful social connection, opportunities for physical activity and address food security can apply.
Apply for grants of up to $3,000, up to $10,000 or up to $50,000 for local and community-led ideas and solutions that support the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
Funding is available for essential goods or services directly relating to your idea. This may include:
- Equipment, materials or other items (including sporting equipment and uniforms)
- Participant or volunteer support expenses, including costs to reduce barriers to participation
- Short-term project staffing or sub-contracting
- Organisational capacity-building that will contribute to sustained benefit to the community
Community, sporting, cultural, recreational, creative and other not-for-profit organisations planning to undertake activity in Victoria are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible, organisations must have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered as one of the following organisation types:
- Incorporated body (legal name commonly includes ‘Association’ or ‘Cooperative’ or ‘Inc.’)
- Company limited by guarantee (legal name commonly includes ‘Ltd.’), or;
- Victorian Local Government Entity
This includes current or past recipients of VicHealth funding as well as organisations that have not previously received a grant from VicHealth.
For this funding opportunity, VicHealth cannot fund: Organisations with links to tobacco industry, individual/sole trader business types, for-profit organisations and government entities (except Victorian Local Government).
Applications close 27 October 2020.
10 December 2020 – $3.9m to support healthy Vic communities in COVID-19 recovery
460 local organisations across Victoria will share in more than $3.9million in VicHealth grants to support their communities to connect socially, get active and access healthy, affordable food in the new COVID-normal.
The Reimagining Health grants come as new data reveals how the second coronavirus wave has indirectly affected the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
A survey of 2,000 Victorians shows many struggled to connect socially and to be physically active, but on a positive note, many wanted to be more involved with their community once the pandemic eased. See survey results here.