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Aboriginal Health Project Grants


This program seeks to provide funding to run innovative health promotion programs with Aboriginal people.

Grants available are:
- Under $5,000: Applications must be received at Healthway at least three calendar months before the commencement of a project.
- Over $5,000: Applications must be received at Healthway at least four calendar months before the commencement of a project.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include incorporated organisations (include not-for-profit, companies and statutory bodies).

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include projects that address the following Healthway priority health areas:
- Reducing smoking and working towards a smoke-free WA
- Preventing harm from alcohol
- Preventing overweight and obesity
- Promoting good community and individual mental health
- Preventing skin cancer
- Reducing harm from illicit drug use

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible activities and projects.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- A focus on health promotion and the prevention of illness using a population or community based approach.
- The potential to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviours to improve health.
- The ability of the project to address Healthway’s priority health issues or priority population groups.
- The ability of the activities to be ongoing after Healthway’s initial funding.
- The project is comprehensive and reflects good value for money.
- The application addresses a gap in current health promotion activity.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Organisations and their affiliates that accept any form of funding from tobacco companies or their related foundations or that have any direct or indirect arrangements, connections or dealings with the tobacco industry.
- Organisations that do not support and/or abide by relevant State and Federal legislation, as applicable; for example, in respect to Working with Children (Criminal Records Checking) and Liquor Control.
- Applications from individuals, profit making groups, private consultants or non-incorporated bodies.
- Applications from organisations seeking funding for a project that is considered religious in nature.
- Activities where fundraising and/or the awarding/purchase or prizes are the primary objectives.
- Capital works and major equipment items eg cars, caravans, buildings, computers and sunshades.

Please refer to the Guidelines for complete list of restrictions.

Documentation Uploaded
Guidelines and Application Form - $5,000 or less 2019-04-28 Download
Guidelines and Application Form - Over $5,000 2019-04-28 Download

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This program is open on an ongoing basis. Please see the Overview for further details on application details.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $10,000
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Health : General
Health : Other
Multicultural : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Western Australia
Applicable to Churches No
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
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