Gippsland Community Wellbeing Grants

Date/Deadline: 30 Jun, 2020

Gippsland PHN is seeking applications from enthusiastic and inspired organisations, community groups and/or individuals to undertake activities that improve social connectedness, improve access to help and assistance and decrease isolation and loneliness.

Gippsland PHN will support highly motivated people who are committed to work with other people to address the impact that natural disasters have on people’s mental health and wellbeing and work to build community resilience. This includes supporting people affected by the drought in Gippsland such as farmers, their families and their communities.

The Gippsland PHN One Good Community Wellbeing Grant Program will support community development activities enabling communities to identify and address their own needs and bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach.

Examples of activities that will be supported by the One Good Community Wellbeing Grant Program are:

– Community events or workshops, this might include activities that foster community wellbeing and resilience, reduce stigma, raise awareness of mental health supports and encourage people who need mental health support to access services;
– Community training and education on topics such as stigma, emotional wellbeing, managing stress, mental health and suicide prevention using traditional training methods and training through social media and digital technology;
– Community training and education that help people to manage their health aided by their partners, families and carers with the support from health care organisations;
– Activities that support improving social and emotional wellbeing connecting people through networking activities to change people’s experience of their own lives and reduce their risk of poor health;
– Ideas that focus on strong community-led and group-based activities that connect to other social and community groups and programs; and
– Activities that will lead to longer-term strategies promoting easy volunteerism and participation by people to improve social connectedness, community networking and wellbeing.

There are three levels of funding available for:

Up to $1,500;
$1,501 to $10,000; and
$10,001 to $30,000.

The level of grant funding being applied for will determine the level of details and information required as part of your application, as detailed below:

Up to $1,500 – requires a brief of up to 250 words and budget.
$1,501 to $10,000 – requires a brief of up to 500 words, budget and any quotes.
$10,001 to $30,000 – requires a brief of up to 750 words, a detailed budget and at least two quotes.

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