Last updated: 05 Mar, 2019

Applications are now closed

VicHealth invites local councils across Victoria to apply for a Gender Equality Through the Arts project grant, to raise awareness of and promote gender equality.  Grants of up to $85,000* are available for a period of 12 months. Local Government projects will be chosen based on their current established partnerships or potential to collaborate, with arts, cultural and creative sectors and public or private sector partners with the capacity to attract additional expertise, reach and/or funding.

*GST excluded

Eligibility and Process

The funding calls for proposals from local councils who can demonstrate either current or potential partnerships with arts, cultural and creative sectors with the capacity to develop gender equality arts initiatives. Further public or private sector partnerships will be looked upon favourably.   

Projects in rural and regional locations are strongly encouraged – particularly in areas of high unemployment or social disadvantage.

To be eligible for the grant, you need to:

  • be a Victorian Local Government Authority
  • demonstrate the potential to work in partnership with an arts/cultural/creative department or organisation and additional public or private sector partners
  • have the ability to undertake the proposed activities within the 12-month funding period
  • show a commitment to participate in program evaluation
  • have acquitted previous grants awarded to it by VicHealth (to the satisfaction of VicHealth) 

Eligible applications will be reviewed by an Assessment Panel. Successful applicants will be notified in early March. 

Assessment criteria can be found in the Guidelines.


Important documents

Before applying, please ensure you have thoroughly read the following key documents:

*Additional FAQs will be added to the FAQ document up until the 7th January. After this time, additional queries will not be included in the FAQs document



Important dates 

 Activity Date

Gender Equality Through the Arts Project Grant opens

9am, Tuesday 11 December 2018

Grant information session –


Seminar Room 1 and 2

15-31 Pelham Street, Carlton

10am to 11:30am, Thursday 13 December 2018

(Click here to download the slides from this presentation.)

Gender Equality Through the Arts Project Grant closes

3pm, Friday 8th February 2019

Notification of outcomes

March 2019

Commencement of VicHealth funding

April 2019


For questions regarding the grant, these guidelines or the Terms and Conditions please email