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VicHealth's LEAD program was seen as the first program of its kind in Australia. It focused on local governments to help reduce race-based discrimination and promote cultural diversity. This summary...
Research and publications
1 min read
5 Oct 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/lead-summary-report-localities-embracing-and-accepting
Reducing alcohol-related harm in the community requires efforts from multiple sectors and levels of government.Download: Local government approaches to minimise alcohol-related harm: Learnings...
Research and publications
1 min read
16 Nov 2017
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/local-government-strategies-alcohol-related-harm
Riding a bike is good for health, the planet and connecting people to places for work and play. Despite this, bike riding participation in Victoria is low.To inform planning and practice, there is a...
Research and publications
2 min read
29 Nov 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/monash-university-lga-bike-riding-typologies
VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge provides support for projects which promote community and young people's (12–25 years old) resilience, social connection and mental...
Programs and projects
13 min read
27 May 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/bright-futures-projects
The Community Activation Program is a new VicHealth investment that aims to create and activate places within local communities that increase access to opportunities for physical activity and social...
Programs and projects
4 min read
20 Jul 2015
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/vichealth-community-activation-program
VicHealth funding for councils to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm. The applications closed at 12PM on Friday 18 November. Our latest funding opportunity is helping councils prevent...
Funding page
6 min read
5 Oct 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/alcohol-harm-prevention-grants
The art of community alcohol management guide has been developed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and VicHealth to explore what Victorian local government can do to prevent and minimise...
Research and publications
2 min read
7 Dec 2020
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/art-community-alcohol-management
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...
Funding page
2 min read
5 Dec 2018
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/top-spin-local-area-grants
2022 fast-track intake of our Local Government Partnership is now closed What you'll find on this page What's on offer? How to apply What is the goal of this partnership? Key...
Funding page
3 min read
15 Feb 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/vichealth-local-government-partnership-2022
Creating safer and healthier communities We all want safe, inclusive and friendly communities across Victoria – where everyone is empowered to be healthy and reach their full potential. That’s...
Standard page
2 min read
10 Apr 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/alcohol-harm-prevention-grant-2023-recipients
Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.