The Reimagining Health Grants are now closed.
Applications closed on Tuesday 27 October (11:59pm). Thank you to everyone who applied.
We are working our way through each application and we will provide outcomes as soon as we possibly can. Below, you’ll find some information on the next stage of the process.
To help us focus on processing applications -– we ask that you do not contact us to check the progress and outcome of your application at this very busy time.
When can you expect to hear back?
A small number of applicants will be notified in early assessment rounds, but the majority of applicants will not hear from us until the final assessment round.
The unprecedented high volume of applications received, and processing applications remotely has resulted in a longer assessment period. However we are dedicated to giving each application a fair and thorough opportunity and therefore it is likely that we won’t be able to advise grant applicants on their outcome until mid-December. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue through this process.
All announcements for Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Partnership Grant will be made by December 2020.
How will you hear about the outcome of your application?
VicHealth will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. You can expect to hear back from VicHealth in mid-December. Successful applicants may also receive a phone call notifying them of their outcome.
Make sure you add [email protected] to your address book to ensure you receive your notification email.
Will you receive feedback on an application if unsuccessful?
VicHealth Reimagining Health Grants are extremely competitive, and we expect to receive far more eligible applications than can be funded. Due to such high volumes, many applicants will be unsuccessful. Generalised feedback will be provided on notification to unsuccessful applicants; however, we are unable to provide individualised feedback.
When is VicHealth holding the next grant round?
VicHealth is still planning its next grant round – so we don’t have details to share just yet.
You can register for our e-bulletin to hear about VicHealth grant rounds as soon as they are announced. Please go to ‘Stay Updated’ to register for our e-bulletin (top right hand section of this page).
Frequently asked questions
I applied early and I haven’t heard back yet – why?
VicHealth will not have a clear picture of which applications have been unsuccessful until the final round of assessment is complete. Approvals will be done in smaller numbers at the start and increase as time goes on, culminating in the largest number of approvals at the end to ensure we don’t miss funding great applications that come in at last-minute. The benefit of applying early is that there is a chance that funding can be turned around sooner than applications received at the end, however, early approval is not guaranteed; some applications that came in within the first week may be approved in the final stage of assessment which will be completed in late November. So, our advice was to submit the best application you can, as early as you can.
I did not receive a notification email from VicHealth, can I follow up?
VicHealth will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. You can expect to hear back from VicHealth in mid-December. If you do not receive an email, make sure you check your junk/spam folder. You can contact us to follow up after mid-December: [email protected]
Can I speak to someone at VicHealth about my application?
We are not in a position to provide individualised feedback on applications. If you have feedback or questions for VicHealth - other than feedback on an application - we encourage you to send this to us in writing to [email protected].
When will payments be made to successful applicants?
Payments to successful grant applicants are scheduled for this calendar year. VicHealth will not be in a position to tailor payment dates for individual applications.