Victorian population groups facing the greatest barriers to reaching their full health potential because of socially determined circumstances such as income, cultural background, gender, disability or where they live:
Some people face greater barriers than others to enjoying a healthy life. That’s why VicHealth has a focus on health equity throughout our work. The events of the past year have, in many cases, widened the health and wellbeing gap between people who were already facing an uphill battle and the rest of the population.
We’d like your grant application to support Victorian population groups facing an uphill battle; those experiencing disadvantage or barriers to enjoying a healthy life, due to factors including income, cultural background, gender, ability or location.
This includes (but not limited to):
people on a low income
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
people living in a 2019/2020 bushfire affected area
people speaking a language other than English at home
people living with a disability
people who are unemployed
women and girls
People living in rural or remote locations
In assessing applications, priority will be given to ideas and solutions that are co-designed with the group you propose to work with.
Victorian children and young people (aged 0-25), including families:
We recognise the need to support children and young people, from the early years through to the transition from study to work, to give them the best chance for a healthier start to life.
We’d like applicants to propose ideas and solutions that support the health and wellbeing of children, young Victorians and their families. We are interested in applications focusing on one or more of the following groups:
- early years (0–5 years)
- primary school age
- secondary school age
- early adulthood (up to the age of 25 years)
In assessing applications, priority will be given to ideas and solutions that are co-designed with children and young people and/or their carers/families.
See our VicHealth Coronavirus Victorian Wellbeing Impact Study: Follow-up survey report for more information about the impact coronavirus has had across different age groups.
See our webpage on How to co-design with young Victorians if you want to get a better sense of the why, when, what and how of co-design with young people