Funding Activities in Educational Institutions

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Purpose

At its meeting in October 2004, the Board of Healthway approved the following framework for Healthway’s Advisory Committees when assessing applications which are from, or take place in, educational institutions and their associated organisations (eg Parents & Citizens – P&C).

Background

Healthway acknowledges that applications from, or that take place in education institutions have the capacity to reach priority target groups across the State and that past support, which has delivered outstanding health promotion opportunities, has been allocated from all sponsorship and grant programs. However, Healthway has long been concerned that support should not be allocated to activities which are the responsibility of other education or funding authorities, or which are part of an education institution’s core activities.

Policy Statement

Applications from educational institutions, or associated organisations, may be considered eligible for funding where the objectives and outcomes of the project have benefits for community development, health promotion, cultural enrichment, and reaching Healthway’s priority target groups, and where the following apply:

  • The project provides health promotion opportunities not otherwise available to a priority target group.
  • The project increases access and participation in activities which are considered to extend beyond both the core business of the educational institution concerned and is beyond the responsibility of State, Federal, or other funding authorities.
  • The project encourages participation and development across educational institutions, as well as within, and across communities. For example; seeks to forge links/develop networks with other educational institutions and the wider community; and may be developed and shared with, and/or displayed or performed to, other educational institutions and the broader community. Thus, the project/activity is not exclusively targeted at the students of one particular school.

Support will generally NOT be provided for:

  • Activities which are curriculum based, or a part of the educational institution’s core activities;
  • activities which exclusively target the students of one school and do not involve the broader community;
  • activities such as exhibitions, performances, and projects by final-year students. These activities are considered to be the responsibility of the particular educational institution involved;
  • the production of films, videos, books, pamphlets and publications which are not part of a broader program;
  • short term, one off projects with limited long-term impact on students and/or operation of the school program (eg. excursions, expos or incursions which do not provide lead up or follow up activities for students or teachers);
  • overtime, or additional wages/fees for current staff of the educational institution involved, including professional development.
  • projects that are not based on best practice in health promotion.
  • breakfast or other nutritional programs, where the provision of food is the primary objective.

Definition

For the purpose of this policy, Educational Institutions are defined as primary and secondary schools, tertiary or other training institutions.

Last modified: 2016-06-27