The ACT Health Promotion
Grants Program
Healthy Canberra Grants and the
Health Promotion Innovation Fund
Information sessi...
Today’s session covers:
• Changes to the ACT Health Promotion Grants
Program;
• Introduction to new funding opportunities:...
The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program
• The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program
(ACTHPGP) strategic intent: Reduce overw...
Changes to the ACTHPGP: the back story
• ‘Zero Growth’ commitment – ACT Labor, Sept
2012; Labor re-elected October 2012;
•...
New Arrangements
• The ACTHPGP will now provide two funding
opportunities: Healthy Canberra Grants and the
Health Promotio...
Funding opportunities
• Next Healthy Canberra Grants opportunity –
EOI expected to open late February 2014;
• Health Promo...
Funding priorities
• Improve population level outcomes around
overweight and obesity.
• Improve children's health and well...
Funding priorities, continued
• Supporting smoking prevention, reduction
and cessation.
• Supporting activities which redu...
Healthy Canberra Grants
• Will focus on the funding priorities listed.
• Will account for 90% of the available
ACTHPGP bud...
Healthy Canberra Grants: EOI
• Application for Healthy Canberra Grants is via a
two-stage process. This includes an initia...
Assessment criteria: Healthy Canberra
Grants
• Potential for improvement in health and
wellbeing;
• Need in the community;...
Healthy Canberra Grants key dates(TBC)
Expression of Interest stage opens
3/2014
Expression of interest stage closes
3/201...
Health Promotion Innovation Fund
• Will focus on the same priorities as Healthy
Canberra Grants.
• The fund aims to encour...
Health Promotion Innovation Fund
• Smaller value grants up to $15,000.
• Single year projects.
• Applications can be submi...
Assessment criteria: Health Promotion
Innovation Fund
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Improvement in health and wellbeing;
Need in the comm...
Health Promotion Innovation Fund
key dates
Funding opportunity one cut off
Friday 18 October 2013

Funding opportunity two...
Health Improvement Branch Programs
• Programs under the ACT Healthy Children’s
Initiative:
Health Improvement Branch Programs
• ACT Health social marketing campaigns:
Eligibility requirements
Applicants must meet all of the eligibility
requirements:
• Organisation type specified in guidel...
Funding exclusions-we cannot fund:
• Applications for equipment only (nb!!);
• Applications for capital works/capital
infr...
Administrative requirements: successful
applicants
• Enter into a Deed of Grant (MoU for govt.)
• Submit program and evalu...
Online applications
• Applications are submitted online through
SmartyGrants at:
• http://acthealth.smartygrants.com.au/
•...
Smarty Grants
Key points
• Read the Funding Guidelines before you
start. ...then, read them again 
• Always refer back to the assessmen...
Key points

• Good to explain why not business as usual
• Aim for answers that are comprehensive but
concise.
• Word limit...
What is Sport?
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Physical activity? Obesity cure?
Social Capital? Community Glue?
A hobby, a passion, a vocation?
F...
ACT Health Promotion Grants
Program staff
Contact details

Website: www.health.act.gov.au/hpgrants
Email: hpgrants@act.gov...
Questions?
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Update on Change to the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

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The Health Improvement Branch, ACT Health provided an update on changes to the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program for the sport and recreation industry on Thursday 6 February 2014. The session detailed the new strategic direction for the program and the aims and objectives of the Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund

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Update on Change to the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program

  1. 1. The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund Information session 6 February 2014
  2. 2. Today’s session covers: • Changes to the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program; • Introduction to new funding opportunities: - Healthy Canberra Grants; - The Health Promotion Innovation Fund; • Eligibility and administrative requirements; • SmartyGrants online grants management; • Important dates and key points to remember.
  3. 3. The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program • The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program (ACTHPGP) strategic intent: Reduce overweight and obesity, contribute to ‘Zero Growth’ • It does this by providing grants to communitybased organisations through Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund. • Focus on overweight and obesity. • $2.1m PA
  4. 4. Changes to the ACTHPGP: the back story • ‘Zero Growth’ commitment – ACT Labor, Sept 2012; Labor re-elected October 2012; • Community consultation process in early 2013; • ‘10 Point Plan’ announced by Chief Minister July 2013. • New rounds opened Sept 2013 • First funding decisions Dec 2013
  5. 5. New Arrangements • The ACTHPGP will now provide two funding opportunities: Healthy Canberra Grants and the Health Promotion Innovation Fund, maintaining the overall current level of funding. • Healthy Canberra Grants: 90% of funding, encourages larger, longer term grants. • Health Promotion Innovation Fund:10% of funding, applications any time, funding released three times per annum.
  6. 6. Funding opportunities • Next Healthy Canberra Grants opportunity – EOI expected to open late February 2014; • Health Promotion Innovation Fund – next cut-off date 21/2/14, then late June 2014.
  7. 7. Funding priorities • Improve population level outcomes around overweight and obesity. • Improve children's health and wellbeing, in relation to overweight and obesity. • Includes improving eating habits and increasing physical activity.
  8. 8. Funding priorities, continued • Supporting smoking prevention, reduction and cessation. • Supporting activities which reduce the harmful and hazardous consumption of alcohol. • Supporting healthy active ageing through appropriate physical activity opportunities.
  9. 9. Healthy Canberra Grants • Will focus on the funding priorities listed. • Will account for 90% of the available ACTHPGP budget (nearly $2m) • Applications for larger scale, multi-year programs are encouraged. • Next opportunity: programs of up to three years duration for implementation from July 2014.
  10. 10. Healthy Canberra Grants: EOI • Application for Healthy Canberra Grants is via a two-stage process. This includes an initial Expression of Interest (EOI), next closing 3/14 (date TBA). • Short listed proposals will be invited to submit a more detailed application. • EOI process may also identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
  11. 11. Assessment criteria: Healthy Canberra Grants • Potential for improvement in health and wellbeing; • Need in the community; • Value for money; • Partnerships; • Population health approach.
  12. 12. Healthy Canberra Grants key dates(TBC) Expression of Interest stage opens 3/2014 Expression of interest stage closes 3/2014 EOI Assessed 5/2014 Second stage closes 6/14 Assessment panel meets 6/14 7-8/14 (subject to Ministerial approval) Funding provided Once Deed of Grant is executed and Project Plan approved
  13. 13. Health Promotion Innovation Fund • Will focus on the same priorities as Healthy Canberra Grants. • The fund aims to encourage innovative projects that test new ways of working in health promotion, against our priority areas • $210k per annum available.
  14. 14. Health Promotion Innovation Fund • Smaller value grants up to $15,000. • Single year projects. • Applications can be submitted at any time, 3 cut-off dates PA • Applications will be assessed three times per year.
  15. 15. Assessment criteria: Health Promotion Innovation Fund • • • • • • • Improvement in health and wellbeing; Need in the community; Value for money; Partnerships; Population health approach; Health Promotion principles and practices; Planning and Evaluation.
  16. 16. Health Promotion Innovation Fund key dates Funding opportunity one cut off Friday 18 October 2013 Funding opportunity two cut off Friday 21 February 2014 Funding opportunity three cut off Late June 2014 Decision advised By 60 days after each opportunity closes Funding provided once Deed of Grant is executed and Project Plan approved
  17. 17. Health Improvement Branch Programs • Programs under the ACT Healthy Children’s Initiative:
  18. 18. Health Improvement Branch Programs • ACT Health social marketing campaigns:
  19. 19. Eligibility requirements Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements: • Organisation type specified in guidelines; • Current public liability insurance (or quote); • Deliver funded activities in the ACT; • No overdue reporting requirements; • Must be a viable legal entity/have an ABN; • May need to provide copies of recent Audited Financial Statement. • Not eligible = application not assessed
  20. 20. Funding exclusions-we cannot fund: • Applications for equipment only (nb!!); • Applications for capital works/capital infrastructure (nb!!); • The purchase of food not associated with a nutrition education program; • Costs which are core business of the organisation (nb!!). • Applications that seek $ predominantly for excluded items will not be considered
  21. 21. Administrative requirements: successful applicants • Enter into a Deed of Grant (MoU for govt.) • Submit program and evaluation plans (will be scaled according to value of the grant). • Reporting and acquittal within specified timeframes. • Acknowledge the ACT Government for the assistance provided for the program.
  22. 22. Online applications • Applications are submitted online through SmartyGrants at: • http://acthealth.smartygrants.com.au/ • You can also access the link via the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program website at: www.health.act.gov.au/hpgrants
  23. 23. Smarty Grants
  24. 24. Key points • Read the Funding Guidelines before you start. ...then, read them again  • Always refer back to the assessment criteria. • The process is always highly competitive:6:1, 5:1 • Prior funding does not entitle to future $ • Assume the assessment panel has no prior knowledge of your project.
  25. 25. Key points • Good to explain why not business as usual • Aim for answers that are comprehensive but concise. • Word limits apply in application forms. Check word counts!(SmartyGrants will only tell you if you are over word count at submission stage).
  26. 26. What is Sport? • • • • Physical activity? Obesity cure? Social Capital? Community Glue? A hobby, a passion, a vocation? Fun, teamwork, bonding, character building, goal setting? • How might our assessment panel view your application, compared to strategic objectives?
  27. 27. ACT Health Promotion Grants Program staff Contact details Website: www.health.act.gov.au/hpgrants Email: hpgrants@act.gov.au Thank you for attending this Information Session
  28. 28. Questions?

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