Aboriginal Health Project Grants

This program seeks to provide funding to run innovative health promotion programs with Aboriginal people.

Grants available are:
– Under $5,000: Applications must be received at Healthway at least three calendar months before the commencement of a project.
– Over $5,000: Applications must be received at Healthway at least four calendar months before the commencement of a project.

Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants include:
– 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.
– 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 community settings and actively involve the formation of partnerships with groups or organisations working in those settings.

Eligible activities include projects that address the following Healthway priority health areas:
– Reducing smoking and working towards a smoke-free WA
– Preventing harm from alcohol
– Preventing overweight and obesity
– Promoting good community and individual mental health
– Preventing skin cancer
– Reducing harm from illicit drug use

The main assessment criteria include:
– A focus on health promotion and the prevention of illness using a population or community based approach.
– The potential to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviours to improve health.
– The ability of the project to address Healthway’s priority health issues or priority population groups.
– The ability of the activities to be ongoing after Healthway’s initial funding.
– The project is comprehensive and reflects good value for money.
– The application addresses a gap in current health promotion activity.

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