You can read more about Future Healthy below, or check out our website here.
Applications are now open and close 2:00 pm Tuesday, 7 December 2021.
What you’ll find in this section:
The Big Connect Funding Guidelines contain:
- Organisational eligibility criteria
- Project eligibility criteria
- How to apply
- Expectations of successful applicants
Download the funding guidelines
All applications must be completed through the VicHealth Stakeholder Portal.
To help your organisation draft and collaborate, you can download The Big Connect Application Drafting Tool Template which covers the key select criteria. Please note we will not accept emailed versions of this template.
If you need support with your application, we have a dedicated help page here or email [email protected].
The Future Healthy team ran an online briefing session on Thursday, 4 November to cover funding guidelines, how to use the VicHealth Stakeholder Portal and answer any of your questions. You can watch the video below and access the briefing's presentation slides here.
Watch the recording
| Information webinar
|Thursday 4 November
|2:00 pm Tuesday, 7 December 2021
||Applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application mid-late March 2022
We have a vision of a Victoria where no young person is denied a future that is healthy. Regardless of their postcode, bank balance or background.
We see a future with vibrant communities, where young people are connected, active, enjoy wholesome food and feel great. A future inspired by, shaped by and shared by the people of Victoria.
Future Healthy includes multiple streams of investments – major investments for new programs and a grants program supporting locally-led and state-wide organisations. There is also marketing and communications activity, including advertising.
Future Healthy is an investment of $45 million over 3 years. VicHealth is committed to investing in locally led solutions right across the state, and we’ll elevate the voices and experiences of Victoria’s young people to inspire these investments.
Future Healthy will:
- Create neighbourhoods and spaces where people feel safe, welcome and confident to be active
- Improve access to healthy, sustainable, affordable and culturally appropriate food
- Build meaningful social connections and inclusive environments
Most importantly, Future Healthy will engage with young people and their parents and carers every step of the way, so they can share their lived experiences, and help to inform and shape solutions.
If you want to learn more and stay up to date with Future Healthy updates, register to be part of our mailing list here.