Last updated: 19 Nov, 2019

Applications for the new VicHealth Partnership Grants are open.

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

The first round of VicHealth Partnership Grants, offering a multi-million-dollar funding pool, opens 19 November.

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 will be part of the first round of VicHealth Partnership Grants.

Which grants will be of interest to my organisation? View more

Community sporting clubs

  • Active Club Grants
  • Ideas Partnership Grant

 

Victorian local councils

  • Alcohol Culture Change Partnership Grant
  • Art of Good Health Partnership Grant
  • Everyday Creativity Partnership Grant
  • Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant
  • Ideas Partnership Grant
  • Research Partnership Grants

Research institutions

  • Alcohol Culture Change Partnership Grant
  • Research Partnership Grants
  • Ideas Partnership Grant

 

The arts and creative sectors

  • Art of Good Health Partnership Grant
  • Everyday Creativity Partnership Grant
  • Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant
  • Ideas Partnership Grant

 

Community, health, and other non-government organisations

  • Alcohol Culture Change Partnership Grant
  • Art of Good Health Partnership Grant
  • Everyday Creativity Partnership Grant
  • Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant
  • Ideas Partnership Grant

 

Opportunity type

Maximum number of grants

Maximum funding per grant

Everyday Creativity Partnership Grant

Up to seven

$150,000

Art of Good Health Partnership Grant*

*Successful applicants will be eligible to apply for further funding at the end of this initial stage.

Up to ten

$15,000

Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grant

Up to four

$140,000

Alcohol Culture Change Partnership Grant*

* Successful applicants will be eligible to apply for further funding at the end of the scoping period.

Up to fifteen

$25,000

Active Club Grants

Approximately 200

$3,000 or

$10,000

Research Partnership Grants available:

ARC Linkage/NHMRC Partnership Grant

Partnerships for Impact Research Grant

 

Up to three

Up to three

 

$150,000

$200,000

VicHealth will also offer an Ideas Partnership Grant where applicants tell us their ideas for projects that will have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of Victorian’s and pose great value for money. The number of Idea Partnership Grants funded will depend on the quality and quantity of applications.
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

Activity

Date

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 announced

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.

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 get in touch using our contact form.