Q. Will there be another round of funding? Are there any similar funding programs?
A. We don’t currently have plans for additional invitations to apply for funding under the Local Community Campaigns. If you’re looking for other opportunities to seek funding for your initiative, you may find these web pages useful:
- Department of Health and Ageing Tenders and Grants
- Australian Indigenous Health Info Net Funding Opportunities
Q. Why didn’t I hear about this program while applications were open?
A. The Department advertised the second grants round across Australia via print media, radio and online and the grant round was listed on the Department’s website under ‘Tenders and Grants’. We also engaged widely with stakeholders.
Q. Where can I get more information about funded organisations or find projects in my area?
The website currently lists the round one projects now underway, and will list the round two projects once funding agreements have been finalised with those organisations.
Q. Why isn’t there a project in my town/city/community?
A. The Local Community Campaigns grants program was a competitive process in which organisations applied for funding and were assessed according to selection criteria. Unfortunately, a limited number of applications could be funded. While every effort was made to ensure there was a geographic spread of funding across Australia, it wasn’t possible to fund projects in all communities.
Q. What tools are available if I want to run my own social marketing program?
A. The Community Health Action Pack is a practical health promotion toolkit that can be used by anyone who wants to run a project to improve health and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communties.
It’s designed to be flexible so that communities and organisations can use it according to their own needs. It includes templates, examples, checklists and tips to help with planning a health promotion project. You can find a copy of the Community Health Action Pack here.
Q. How do I contact the Live Longer! team?
A. You can contact the Live Longer! team by phone on 02 6289 7500 or by emailing them.