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Closed: VicHealth Local Government Partnership Intake 2022

Applications are now closed
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2022 fast-track intake of our Local Government Partnership is now closed

What you'll find on this page

  • What's on offer?

    Through the VicHealth Local Government Partnership (VLGP), we’re supporting councils to create positive change in their communities.

    Councils are now invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the next intake of our partnership. Partnering councils will be committed to providing meaningful opportunities for children and young people to be part of shaping their community’s health and wellbeing.

    And here’s what you'll get in return...access to our Implementation Support Package including:

    • Dedicated funding opportunities, only available to councils who are part of the VicHealth Local Government Partnership – to start putting the modules into practice
    • Access to the Communities of Practice – a chance to collaborate and share knowledge across Victorian councils
    • Capability and capacity building including data and monitoring support, and health promotion leadership training.

    Visit the overarching VLGP webpage for more information including links to the modules.

    You can also watch a recording of our VLGP 2022 fast-track intake information session to learn about what’s on offer.

  • How to apply

    Councils must submit their application via the VicHealth Stakeholder Portal. Information about logging into the VicHealth portal is available here.

    Use the Expression of Interest Drafting Tool to help you prepare for and draft an Expression of Interest to join the VicHealth Local Government Partnership fast-track.

    Submit your completed application form before 12pm Monday 14 November 2022.


  • What is the goal of this partnership?

    Creating healthy local communities is more important than ever with children and young people being the most impacted by the rapidly changing world.

    Councils have a critical role in developing and activating local change to ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to grow up active, socially connected and healthy.

    The VLGP consolidates support, resourcing, practice evidence and capacity building with a specific focus on the systems, policies and services of local government.

    With fast-track councils, we are working to amplify the voices of children and young people aged 0-25 in council processes, with a particular focus on implementing actions through the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans 2021-25.

    Our priority areas for this work include: youth engagement, systems thinking, healthy food systems, social connection and inclusion, active communities, alcohol, tobacco and the arts.

    Visit the overarching VLGP webpage for more information including a quick-reference summary table of all the modules.

    Key dates

  • Key dates
     Applications open  12 noon Monday 10 October 2022
     Applications close  12 noon Monday 14 November 2022
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    • I am looking to apply for the  VLGP Alcohol Prevention Grants, can I still express an interest in the VLGP fast-track too?
      Yes, the Alcohol Prevention Grants are a new component within the VicHealth Local Government Partnership and are open to all councils under the VLGP. All Victorian councils are eligible to apply for this grant round.
      • I’m not part of the VicHealth Local Government Partnership, can I still access the VLGP modules
        Yes, all Victorian councils can now access our new evidence-informed health promotion modules, designed to help councils create the best possible future for children and young people. To find out more and register for the modules click here
      • What is the difference between the VLGP Alcohol Prevention Grants and the VLGP fast-track intake?
        The VLGP focuses on children and young people across a wide variety of health issues. Whereas the Alcohol Prevention Grants are specifically focused on alcohol harm prevention and minimisation.
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