Health Promotion Grants Program

$1.2M is available for projects related to the promotion of good health and the prevention of chronic disease, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities.



The provision of the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round is an important activity of the Health Improvement Branch of the Health Directorate. The round aims to support projects related to the promotion of good health and the prevention of chronic disease, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities. The round aims to build the capability of organisations to adopt health promotion principles, practices and policies and to deliver a range of health promotion strategies.



The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round intends to deliver health outcomes related to priorities described in:

  • The Council of Australian Government (COAG) National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health
  • ACT Government Health Directorate priorities and policies relevant to health promotion.



The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round total funding pool for the Community Funding Round is $1.2 million. There are no restrictions on the amount for which one organisation can apply. ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round Projects may be partially funded, after the Assessment Panel is satisfied that this will not disadvantage the project.


Eligible Projects

In line with these priorities, ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round applications must address one or more of the following priority areas to be considered for funding:

  • Improving physical activity outcomes for the ACT population – programs and projects that encourage and enable young children to incorporate recommended levels of physical activity into their everyday life. Strategies such as supporting parents to provide positive physical activity role modelling will be useful in this regard.
  • Improving Healthy Eating – Applications are encouraged for projects that support healthy eating consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.
  • Smoking prevention, cessation or reduction – Projects that support smoking prevention, cessation or reduction, consistent with the ACT Government Health Directorate’s ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Strategy 2010-2014
  • Responsible consumption of alcohol

Applications relating to the above priority areas that also target groups who are disadvantaged or particularly at risk of poor health outcomes are strongly encouraged. These groups include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds
  • People living with disabilities
  • Mental health consumers and carers; and
  • People with a low socio-economic status.


Eligible Applicants

ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round Applicants must:

  1.  Be one of the following
    • a not-for-profit incorporated association or company;
    • a government agency or statutory body;
    • a not-for-profit organisation with other legal status OR a not–for-profit organisation in an auspice arrangement with one of the above.
  2. Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) OR have an eligible auspice that has an ABN
  3. Have a current public liability insurance policy with a minimum of $10 million in cover. Organisations without insurance must provide a quote from an insurance company and must then become insured for $10 million public liability upon becoming successful for funding. Evidence of your current public liability insurance or quote must be included with your application.
  4. Deliver all projects in the ACT with ACT residents.
  5. Complete all questions in the application form.
  6. Ensure that the declaration at the back of the application form is made by the appropriate person (i.e. Principal/Director/CEO or equivalent). This must be the person with ultimate responsibility for the organisation. It cannot be the project officer, treasurer, finance manager, executive teacher etc unless it is explicitly stated on the declaration that they have the authority to make such a declaration.
  7. Not have overdue reporting requirements for any previous ACT Government grants. (This applies to both applicant and auspice organisations. Reporting requirements may include submission of completed evaluation forms, acquittal form and audited financial statements. Please ring or email the ACTHPGP (contact details on page 1) to check for any overdue ACT Health Promotion Grants Program reporting requirements and contact other relevant ACT Government grant programs for any other overdue reporting requirements.)
  8. Not be a political party. A Political Party is defined as an organisation, incorporated or un-incorporated, an object or activity registered under the ACT’s Electoral Act 1992 or registered nationally or in a State/Territory as a political party.



The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round Applications close: 11:59pm Monday 10 December 2012.


Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.

Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.

We have significant experience in applying for grants. Typical areas where we can be of assistance include:

  • Demonstrating the identified need;
  • Highlighting the relevance to current government policies and priorities;
  • Complete the Project Plan and Budget Projections;
  • Identify Outcomes that are measurable;
  • Detail the applicant organisation’s experience or expertise in undertaking the project/s;
  • Calculating the value for money; and
  • Demonstrating capacity to deliver quality outcomes


 Additional Information

The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Community Funding Round – Home

2013/14 Community Funding Round Funding Guidelines


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