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Top Spin Local Area Marketing Grants

Applications are now closed

Applications are now closed.

Victorian local councils and not-for-profit organisations are eligible for up to $10,000* in Local Area Marketing (LAM) grants to promote Top Spin – a competition that asks Victorians aged 18-29 to share their thoughts on booze culture and call out the tactics and spin being peddled by alcohol corporations.

Read more about Top Spin

This grant is specifically designed to spread the reach of the Top Spin initiative to young adults aged 18-29 years in local communities. A LAM grant will assist in raising the profile of Top Spin and ensure all regions across Victoria are represented among the competition entries. VicHealth will work with passionate promoters of Top Spin to celebrate winning entries and generate positive local media content.

Applications will be open throughout December, January and February, with promotion of the competition expected to take place across Victoria between late February and mid-May 2019.

*GST excluded




Top Spin LAM grants are open to Victorian local councils and Victorian not-for-profits including youth, art and health organisations*.

Organisations may work together to form a partnership application, however, one organisation must take the lead to administer funding on behalf of all partners.  

Aboriginal community controlled/led organisations are encouraged to apply.

*Conditions apply. Please see LAM Grant Guidelines  for full eligibility criteria.


Important documents

Before applying, please ensure you have thoroughly read the following key documents:

You will also be required to complete and upload a Work plan and budget as part of your application.



Important dates 


Date (indicative) 

LAM grant applications open

Thursday 6 December 2018

Closing date for applications

Monday 18 February 2019 (4pm)

Funding notifications anticipated by

Friday 22 February

Funding commences

Late Feb-early March 2019 - TBC

Promotional period

Early March to early May 2019

Top Spin competition open

April-May 2019


For questions regarding the funding round, eligibility, guidelines or Terms and Conditions, please email [email protected]


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