William Buckland Foundation Improving Health Grants

Date/Deadline: 15 Feb, 2023

Young Victorians have access to the support they need to lead healthy lives

Why health matters

Many young people and their families need support to engage with and navigate the health service system in Victoria. Rural and regional Victorian communities are made particularly vulnerable by the limited availability of services.

There is a high demand for specialised solutions to the complex, multi-faceted challenges faced by children, young people and their families living with chronic and debilitating illness. Raising awareness around key health issues and improving access to health service delivery, along with education in preventative health programs, will be the focus for funding in this program area.

Improving health priority outcomes

  1. Improving mental wellbeing for young people – Young people are facing significant complexity and challenges; they will support services to allow them to achieve improved mental health and wellbeing
  2. Assisting young people with disability as they move towards independence – Support for young people to transition successfully into employment and independent living
  3. Enhancing local health access – Supporting access to comprehensive health services from an early age, particularly in regional and rural areas

What they are looking for

  • Coalitions and projects that support young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • Projects that improve supports and outcomes for young people experiencing mental ill health
  • Programs that increase access to tools and resources for young people and their families
  • Support for young people with disability that enhances their independence and agency
  • Programs or projects that put the child and family at the centre of their health and provide the support to navigate the system

Check your eligibility

Before you consider applying for a health grant, confirm that you meet these criteria:

  • You operate in Victoria and will use the grant for the benefit of Victorians
  • You are a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) organisation that is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  • You have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Your initiative or project aligns with at least one of the pathways to improving health granting priorities

What size grant can I apply for?

They have around $1.5 million per year available in their health granting portfolio. Grantees can apply for grants of up to $150,000 per year.

They are committed to balancing the long-term strategic needs of the sector with short-term responsiveness, so they will fund a mix of short (1 or 2 years) and longer term (up to 5 years) programs or initiatives, with signature grant longer term partnerships considered by invitation only.

Program related Impact Investments may also be considered by the Trustees.

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