Healthy Eating and Active Living grants
Golden Plains Shire Council is pleased to announce the availability of ‘Healthy Eating and Active Living’ (HEAL) grants, which are available to community groups to the value of $500.
About our Healthy Eating & Active Living grants
‘Healthy Eating and Active Living’ grants were launched in 2018, and are available for community groups to apply for all year round.
Applicants should be an incorporated bodies or have an auspice community group who can manage the funds on behalf of the applicant. Applicants should also be able to show that they can match funding on a one-to-one basis, which can be matched through in-kind contributions by volunteer or by financial contributions.
The aim of HEAL grants
These grants have replaced our existing ‘Gem of an Idea’ grants, to align more closely with the Central Highlands and G21 Regional priority and Golden Plains Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 priority area of ‘Healthy Eating and Active Living’. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, this direction will support opportunities to increase physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for residents across the Shire.
‘Eat well!’ and ‘Be active!’
There are two different funding categories which groups can apply for, ‘Eat well! and ‘Be active!’.
The ‘Eat well’ category includes a wide range of initiatives which contribute to promoting healthy eating and drinks, such as increasing intake of fruits, vegetables and water.
‘Be active’ activities encourage community members to be active and get moving, such as initiatives focusing on moving more and being physical activity. Program may focus on regular physical activity (walking or exercise programs), as well as sporting programs, gardening groups, and outdoor activities.
Examples of some of our recently funded community initiatives include:
- Inverleigh Country Women’s Association (CWA): Group Fitness Classes
- Lethbridge Recreation Reserve: Come and Try Fishing
- Linton and District Men’s Shed: Community Meal Program
- Ross Creek Community Coordinators: Fitbit Cardio Tennis
- Scarsdale Exercise Station Bicycle Repair Kit.
The submission process
We encourage all applicants to contact a member of the Health and Wellbeing Team on 5220 7111 to discuss your application prior to submitting their application.
Submission of a completed Application forms can occur through the online application form, or by returning to:
Health and Wellbeing Team
Golden Plains Shire Council
PO Box 111
- Applicants will receive a confirmation email confirming their application has been received.
- Applications will be assessed, reviewed and applicants notified of outcome, or contacted for further information, within two weeks of submission.
- If you and your community group have a great idea to help your community eat well and be active, apply today!
For more information
For more information, or to check if you meet the eligibility requirements please read the grant guidelines. Applications can be submitted online by clicking the ‘apply now’ button above.
For assistance, contact a Council staff member from our Health and Wellbeing Team on 5220 7111.