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 23 March 2021.
Victorians have endured some of the most challenging events in our recent history. The Victorian bushfires and global coronavirus pandemic have made it more important than ever for communities to be supported in their ongoing journey of recovery.
In late 2020, VicHealth launched its first Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Partnership Grant round and funded 460 organisations to support local ideas to provide local solutions. In 2021, we again want to work with local partners to fund ideas that create immediate impact to improve Victorians’ physical and mental health.
VicHealth is offering grants of up to $3K, $10K or $50K for local organisations to support children and young people (aged 0-25 years) or Victorians experiencing disadvantage, by addressing food insecurity, creating meaningful social connection or providing opportunities for physical activity.
The Reimagined Health grants will open 9am Wednesday 3 March 2021, with an available funding pool of $3 million.