2012 Aboriginal Health Community Innovation Grants
The closing date for applications is now closed and grants have been awarded for 2012-2013.
WA Health believes improving the health of Aboriginal people across the state requires collaboration across the health and non-health sectors and is everyone’s business. The Aboriginal Health works in partnership with Aboriginal communities and health service providers to ensure Aboriginal people receive culturally appropriate health care.
Through the new Pilot Innovation Strategy several Community Innovation Grants valued at up to $5,000 per project are available for not-for-profit community organisations that strive to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
Grants in the Community Innovations category for 2012-2013 have been awarded. Thirty two not for profit organisations were successful.
The division will provide innovation grants to not-for-profit community organisations to implement innovative and creative:
- activities for Aboriginal men
- activities for Aboriginal ‘Mums and Bubs’
- traditional Aboriginal healing practices
- NAIDOC Week activities.
Organisations whose applications demonstrate the following principles will be considered for funding:
- culturally secure and appropriate practices
- understanding of Aboriginal ways of working
- flexibility and an ability to work in partnership with the community of interest
- an ability to deliver the proposed activities in a setting that is appropriate and accessible to the community of interest
- recognises and builds on partnerships with other key stakeholders.
Projects may include but are not limited to projects, activities, programs and events that demonstrate innovative and creative:
- approaches to improve access to quality and culturally safe health information and health care services of Aboriginal people
- health promotion, health prevention and health care activities for Aboriginal people
- community engagement and empowerment to improve health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people
- activities to promote health and wellbeing of Aboriginal mums and bubs
- activities to improve health and wellbeing of Aboriginal men
- traditional Aboriginal healing and/or holistic approaches to improve health and wellbeing and health outcomes of Aboriginal people.
Interested not-for-profit organisations are required to submit a completed grant application form outlining:
- a brief description and objectives of the proposed project
- proposed activities to be undertaken, key outputs and performance indicators
- project action plan and timeline
- total requested funding and project costs
- stakeholder involvement and support.
Support materials can accompany the application (maximum 3 pages) and applicants will be advised early June 2012 of the outcome.
Applications can be submitted via email to email@example.com or posted to:
Department of Health
Ground Floor, C Block
189 Royal Street
East Perth WA 6004
Telephone the Aboriginal Health on (08) 9222 2478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed application forms must be received by the Aboriginal Health no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 24 May 2012.
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