Attachment C: National Program Grants

Page last updated: 20 April 2012

To support the rollout of the Healthy Communities Initiative, $6.52 million has been allocated for National Program Grants. The aim of the National Program Grants is to deliver proven and effective healthy lifestyle programs nationally, and to make these programs available to a majority of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) participating in the initiative.

Following a two-stage application process for the National Program Grants, six organisations have been selected to deliver a variety of community-based healthy lifestyle programs. The six organisations will be funded until June 2013.

Each National Program Grant recipient is required to make their program available to the majority of LGA Grant recipients that wish to utilise the program. In most cases, the National Programs will be made available to a minimum of 70% of LGA Grant recipients. Each National Program Grant recipient is also required to deliver their program in every state and territory.

A description of each National Program is provided on subsequent pages.