Last updated: 07 Sep, 2020

Funding recipients announced

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VicHealth presents a huge new funding opportunity for a diverse range of organisations to propel community wellbeing and health promotion initiatives into unchartered territory.

Applications for the first round of VicHealth Partnership Grants, offering a multi-million-dollar funding pool are open from November 2019 to February 2020.

VicHealth knows there are a range of organisations who share its vision to improve the health and wellbeing of the Victorian community. The Partnership Grants will make it easier for organisations to access the funding they need to drive outcomes that directly contribute to this shared vision.

In future there will be two major grant funding opportunities each year for VicHealth funding opportunities. You’ll be given plenty of notice about relevant upcoming opportunities, so you can spend more time planning strategic partnerships and delivering grant activities, and less time writing the grant applications. 

The opportunities listed at the bottom of this page are open as part of the first round of VicHealth Partnership Grants.

Note: if your organisation has been affected by recent bush fires and you require assistance to complete your application, please get in touch with the team at [email protected] to discuss your circumstances.

Who can apply? View more

Organisations that are passionate about achieving better health and wellbeing outcomes in Victoria are encouraged to get involved.

We invite all kinds of organisations to consider how they might access VicHealth Partnership Grants through innovative partnerships with organisations who qualify as official funding recipients. By the same token we invite organisations who qualify as funding recipients – including local councils, research institutions or community sporting clubs – to think outside the box and consider who they could partner with to deliver the best possible outcomes for Victorians.

VicHealth is committed to health equity, that is, enabling all Victorians to have the means to a good and healthy life, regardless of cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, income, educational attainment, occupation or location. Grant applications that apply a health equity lens will be considered favourably.

VicHealth encourages diverse organisations, including those who work with disability communities, LGBTIQ communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to investigate the grants on offer and think laterally about forging funding partnerships with eligible organisations.

Assessment View more

For details of assessment criteria, please see Partnership Grant Funding Guidelines and information sheets linked within.

VicHealth Partnership Grant applications will go through a multi-stage assessment process involving VicHealth and external content experts. This will take place in March-April 2020, with all applicants to be notified of the outcomes by 30 April 2020.

Key dates View more



Applications open

19 November 2019

Briefings via webinar

26-28 November 2019 – to find out more or register for a webinar briefing, see individual grant web pages

Applications close

10 February 2020 (Research EOIs)

24 February 2020 (All other submissions)

Partnership Grant recipients notified

On or before 30 April 2020

Briefings View more

Briefings for VicHealth Partnership Grants will be conducted via webinar in late November and will be made available to view throughout the entire application period.

Visit the grant pages to see when webinars will be conducted.

Important documents View more

VicHealth Action Agenda for Health Promotion 2019–23, and associated strategies

The Partnership Analysis Tool – VicHealth

Fair Foundations: The VicHealth framework for health equity, and associated information

VicHealth’s Information for all applicants

VicHealth Partnership Grants Standard Funding Agreement (PDF, 480 KB)

VicHealth Partnership Grants Funding Guidelines (PDF, 196 KB)


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If you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450 and ask them to call VicHealth on (03) 9667 1333. Our business hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).


Help for people with hearing or speech difficulties

Contact VicHealth through the National Relay Service (NRS). For more information, visit the NRS website ( to choose your preferred access point or call the NRS Helpdesk on 1800 555 660. This is a free service.

Apply View more

Click the button below to apply for a VicHealth Partnership Grant via the VicHealth Application Portal (note this is not the SmartyGrants platform).

Questions View more

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]