Our key actions relating to our Health Promotion Project grants during COVID-19 are:
- Being flexible and working with organisations to cancel or postpone health project grants where appropriate
- Working with longer-term funding recipients to vary deliverables, timeframes and reporting where required
- Continuing to ask for financial and performance reporting for all Healthway funded grants, although timeframes may be varied.
Our priority is to be flexible and work with you to cancel, postpone or vary grant conditions as required.
Please call us on 133 777 to discuss.
For accountability purposes any revised arrangements will need to be documented and agreed to by both parties.
Please call us on 133 777 to discuss any amendments to current grant agreements.
At this stage our Health Promotion Project Grant applications remain open and consideration will be given to the viability of delivering the grant under the current COVID-19 circumstances.
Funding for new applications will be prioritised to initiatives that are best suited to the current environment. Advice from the Government in relation to COVID-19 will be adhered to when reviewing new applications.
Lead times have been increased to account for delays in assessing grants and approving recommendations. This means applications for Health Promotion Project Grants need to be submitted a minimum of four months prior to the commencement of the project.
Aboriginal Health Project grants and Health Promotion Project grants over $5,000 require five months lead time.
For a complete guide on how we are working with our funded organisations during COVID-19 download the COVID-19 FAQs resource below.
HEALTH PROMOTION PROJECT FAQs
- Incorporated organisations (including not-for-profit, companies and statutory bodies) are eligible for health promotion project grant funding.
All organisations applying for funding must:
- Provide a bank statement from your organisation’s nominated bank account
- Be ABN registered or provide an ATO ‘Statement By Supplier’ form
- Fulfil all previous acquittal requirements for Healthway funded programs
- Maintain a general public liability insurance policy of at least $5,000,000 for the period of the agreement
- Have appropriate Health and Safety and Risk Management policies and practices in place to deliver the project(s)/event(s)
- Conform with relevant State and Federal legislation (e.g. Working with Children (Criminal Records Checking), Liquor Control, and Drugs in Sport)
- Not accept or have accepted any form of funding from tobacco companies or their related foundations, either directly or indirectly.
- Organisations may apply for Health Promotion Project Grants by downloading and completing the appropriate Application Form.
All applications are reviewed by the Healthway team. During the review and assessment process, we will consider the following:
- Does the proposed project focus on health promotion or the prevention of illness using a population or community-based approach?
- Does the project have the potential to increase knowledge, change attitudes or behaviours to improve health?
- Does the proposed project address our strategic priorities and/or priority population groups?
- Will elements of the proposed project be ongoing after our initial funding?
- Is the proposed project comprehensive and does it reflect good value for money?
- Does the proposed project address a gap in current health promotion activity?
- Has the need for the proposed project been identified by the community and include partnerships with relevant community and health groups?
- As a general rule, we will not provide organisations with more than one Health Promotion Project Grant per year.
- Applications under $5,000 are approved by Healthway’s Chief Executive Officer.
- Applications over $5,000 are approved by the Healthway Board .
- The Minister for Health; Mental Health is responsible for approving the disbursement of all Healthway grant funds.
- Application decisions for health promotion projects under $5,000 typically take around four months.
- Application decisions for health promotion projects over $5,000 typically take around five months, though some decisions can take longer.
Following the assessment and approval processes, we will notify you if your application has been successful or not.
Once a grant is approved, we’ll send you a letter advising what has been approved and any special requirements for payment to be made.
Grants are paid through an electronic funds transfer to the bank account provided in your application.
Should your application be unsuccessful, a member of our Health Promotion and Research Team will contact you to provide feedback.
We will provide you with written advice about the funding decision, and you are encouraged to discuss any concerns with our team in the first instance.
Following this, if you remain dissatisfied with the decision you may request a review by writing to the CEO.
The letter is to be signed by the organisation’s Chairperson, CEO or authorised delegate and include the reason for the request as well as what resolution is sought. we will advise applicants of the outcome as soon as possible.
A request for a review will not impact on the consideration of any subsequent applications.
We approve projects on the basis of the information provided in the application. However, we are also aware that things don’t always go as planned. Should circumstances arise where it cannot proceed as proposed in the application, please call our Health Promotion and Research Team to discuss further, including opportunities to revise your project in line with the original objectives.
- Your public acknowledgment of our funding helps spread the word about your initiative and our contribution to the community.
- Visit our News and Events page to find out how we can help with you with this.