As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we’ve refreshed our grants programs to better align to our vision of creating a healthier WA.
We will continue to provide funding for the same great health promotion activities and to the same types of organisations, however, we now offer four separate grants programs:
1) Healthy Partnerships – Funding to sports, arts, racing and community events to provide healthy environments, and to educate and promote good health. This relates to our current Partnership Program funding.
2) Healthy Spaces – Funding that focuses on creating healthy environments in sport and recreation settings. Our ‘Healthy Club’ and ‘Healthy Venues’ programs will fall into this grant program.
3) Healthy Communities – Funding for health promotion projects within our community. This relates to our current Health Promotion Program funding; and
4) Healthy Research – Funding for health promotion research that builds the evidence base and research capacity through fellowships and scholarships. This relates to our current Health Promotion Research Program funding.
Along with our new grant program structure, there are some changes to our application processes. In summary, key changes includes the following new initiatives:
- Healthy Partnership Program Guidelines – This new approach requires applicants to focus on health outcomes, and all applications requesting more than $5,000 in funding will require a health promotion plan. We have developed a Best Practice Guide to assist applicants complete this plan.
- Co-supporters policy – This is an expansion of our co-sponsorship policy that has been in place since 2004. The policy will apply to all Healthway funded Healthy Partnership, Healthy Spaces and Healthy Communities programs and any sponsorship/partnership arrangements with unhealthy brands will need to be declared.
- Knowledge Translation Guide – This guide supports health promotion research grant applicants develop and implement their own Knowledge Translation plans for their Healthway funded project, to maximise the impact of research on health promotion policy and practice.
- Considerations for working with Aboriginal people and communities – Applications that target Aboriginal people or communities will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of cultural engagement.
We would like to thank our partners who have provided input into these changes, especially those who have provided feedback on our new Healthy Partnership Guidelines, and trialled the new Healthy Partnerships approach.