Healthy Partnership Program FAQs

Eligible organisations are defined as:

  • Sport: organisations with capacity to deliver health promotion outcomes through sport or active recreation for the purposes of achieving increased physical activity.
  • Arts: organisations with capacity to deliver health promotion outcomes involving arts and cultural programs or activities that provide opportunities for people to participate in, or to gain new experiences.
  • Racing: organisations with capacity to deliver health promotion outcomes through motor car or motorcycle racing.
  • Community Events: organisations with capacity to deliver health promotion outcomes through events that encourage broad community engagement.
  • Community Based Activities: organisations delivering health promotion outcomes through sport, recreation, arts, cultural, or racing programs or facilities.
  • Camps, conferences, uniforms and club owned playing equipment.
  • Capital works, equipment, fundraising, purchase of infrastructure or costs associated with
  • running an organisation.
  • Boxing or any activity that allows the deliberate targeting of the head within the rules.
  • The advancement or promotion of a religion or religious outlook or the recruitment of people to a religion.
  • The advancement or promotion of a political organisation or political outlook.
  • Overseas/interstate travel and tours, or activity occurring outside WA.
  • School activities that form part of the core curriculum.
  • Auspiced funding arrangements.

For applications up to $5,000, organisations are required to agree to Healthway’s Conditions of Funding. A Conditions of Funding document that has been signed by the person(s) legally able to enter contracts must be attached to your application.

For applications over $5,000, organisations are required to legally execute a Partnership Program Agreement that formally describes the responsibilities of the recipient of any funding from Healthway. If your application is successful, this process will be detailed for you in the Letter of Offer that will be send out. Please review the Agreement on our website.

One you are ready to apply please ensure you have completed all of the following steps:

The Healthy Partnership Team are available to provide support through the application process. Please call 133 777 if you require assistance

Healthway Conditions of Funding, Letter of Offer, Agreements, and acquittal documentation must be signed by the persons legally able to enter into contracts on behalf of your organisation. We refer to them as the legal signatories. Where your organisation is an incorporated association, this document must be signed by the organisation’s Chairperson/President and another committee member. Where your organisation is a company/corporation, this document is signed in accordance with section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 or section 99.5 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (whichever is applicable) by:

(a) two Directors; or

(b) a Director and a Company Secretary; or

(c) as our company/corporation has only one Director, that Director.

Your organisation’s legal signatory may choose to give this responsibility to someone else within your organisation – we refer to this person as the ‘Delegated Authority’. If this is the case for your organisation, you must complete the Delegated Authority for Healthway and/or Lotterywest grants form. You only need to complete this form once and it will remain on our records for future funding applications. If your legal signatory or ‘Delegated Authority’ changes, you will need to complete this form again.

  • Generally, we will not provide organisations with more than one partnership per year
  • Applicants seeking support for multiple programs or events should plan ahead and include all activities in an application for an annual partnership
  • In exceptional circumstances where an organisation might run two very different types of events, for example, a community program and an elite championship, more than one application in a 12-month period may be considered.

All applications are assessed by Healthway staff and recommendations are approved by the Board and Minister for Health.

  • Application decisions can take around five months, though some decisions can take longer.
  • Please allow sufficient time for planning and preparation of your project, as inadequate lead-time may reduce the chances of your application being successful.

Following the assessment and approval processes, we will notify you of the outcome of your application. 

For grant funding up to $5,000: If successful, we will send you an Approval Letter to confirm the funded amount and the health promotion message.

For grant funding over $5,000: If successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer detailing the funding and the next steps required to commence your project.

Your organisation must be willing to execute a Partnership Program Agreement that formally describes the responsibilities of the recipient of any funding from Healthway. Please review the Agreement on our website.

  • All funding is paid through an electronic funds transfer to the bank account provided in your application. Please ensure that the account details are always kept up to date.
  • Generally, for grant funding up to $5,000 the full amount will be paid once the grant is approved as long as there are no outstanding requirements.
  • For grant funding over $5,000, the monies will be paid in accordance with a milestone payment schedule which is included in the Agreement. The first payment will be subject to any outstanding requirements. Further payments are then made on the satisfactory completion of stated milestones.

Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to contact Healthway Partnership Team members for feedback. We may be able to work with you to develop your next application.

Yes. The request should be made in writing within 60 business days of receiving formal advice of the funding decision to the attention of the Executive Director, Healthway and signed by your organisation’s legal signatory(ies) or authorised delegate. Please include the reason for the review. We will advise you of the outcome as soon as possible but no later than 60 business days of the date of your formal request. 

A request for review will not impact the consideration of any future applications.

  • We approve partnership funding on the basis of information provided in the application
  • The partnership may be withdrawn should circumstances arise where a partnership event cannot proceed as proposed in the application, or the partnership benefits as proposed in the application are no longer available
  • In most cases, monies already paid in relation to the event need to be repaid. However, we may consider other partnership opportunities to be substituted as an alternative if they are assessed as providing health promotion returns of similar value and occur within a similar time period
  • For the cancellation of events in extenuating circumstances that are beyond your control, we will meet any commitments already expended following receipt of supporting financial information.
  • Personal information collected by Healthway will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. 
  • For further information please read our Privacy policy or contact our Customer Service team at this office.


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