Grants and awards | March 12, 2021
New grants to support Lowan residents’ health and wellbeing
The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is encouraging grassroots organisations in Lowan to apply for new funding for projects to support young people and those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Applications for VicHealth’s Reimagining Health grants opened this week, with three tiers of funding of up to $3000, $10,000 and $50,000 available for local organisations with ideas for supporting their community.
Grant applications should support one of three key health areas: children and young people aged 0-25 years; those experiencing barriers to good health by improving access to healthy, fresh food, creating meaningful social connection; and providing opportunities for physical activity.
Ms Kealy said local organisations like sporting and recreation clubs, youth programs and art and cultural groups were eligible to apply for funding to improve health and wellbeing in their local area.
“We have a large number of fantastic hardworking organisations in Lowan that could use this funding to bring their ideas to life and make an even bigger impact on the health of our community,” she said.
Ms Kealy said Vic Health was particularly interested in ideas that supported:
- building a sustainable food system that ensures all Victorians have access to healthy and affordable fresh food
- ongoing and meaningful social connection opportunities to allow local residents to strengthen relationships with their communities using the arts, cultural activities, and other virtual or in-person gatherings.
- opportunities to move and be physically active through structured activities and events (teams and competitions) or supporting unstructured activities such as social sport and encouraging people to walk, run, ride and skate.
“Last year the coronavirus pandemic made it incredibly challenging for many people in Lowan,” Ms Kealy said.
“I encourage all our local grassroots community groups to consider applying to help make our local community even stronger and more resilient.”
Applications close the week ending 22 March.
For more information and to apply visit https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/reimagining-health-grants.
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