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Grants

Improve Your Health grants – now open!

Expressions of interest for the next round of Stay On Your Feet® Move Improve Remove grants are now open.

The grants, available in amounts up to $5000, will fund projects running between 1 March and 31 May 2020. The grants program aims to educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of good health to prevent falls and promote healthy ageing, specifically related to medication management, nutrition and cognition.

The Move Improve Remove grants program provides groups and organisations with the opportunity to deliver falls prevention programs within their community, which directly support older adults. Grant-funded programs may be appropriate for filling a gap in services, increasing access to services, or to create an improved way of doing things.

Grants are open to:

  • Incorporated community groups and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Health professionals, community workers and fitness professionals working with older adults.
  • Retirement and lifestyle villages.
  • Local Government and Population Health units, including WACHS.

Expressions of Interest remain open until 29 November 2019 and applicants are encouraged to contact Injury Matters to discuss your Expression of Interest before submission.

Move Improve Remove campaigns

Injury Matters delivers two campaigns per year. For each campaign, a total of $15,000 and up to $5,000 per grant, is awarded to successful applicants. The grants focus on modifiable risk factors for falling under the Move Your Body, Improve Your Health and Remove Hazards messages. Each campaign includes a grants program, campaign toolkit, educator guide, mass media and workforce development opportunities.

Each campaign aims to raise awareness of a risk factor to reduce falls in older adults living in the community.

Why do Injury Matters deliver a grants program?

Injury Matters with funding from the Western Australian Department of Health, delivers the Move Improve Remove grants program to help build the capacity of health professionals and community organisations to deliver evidence based falls prevention projects. The capacity building nature of the project allows Injury Matters to support groups and foster skills among applicants through grant coaching. This includes the identification of need, development of a project, implementation and evaluation to increase project sustainability. The grants program also contributes to increasing awareness among community members of falls prevention strategies.

Amount

Injury Matters will award up to $5,000+GST per grant, for eligible organisations and community groups to deliver falls prevention projects within their community. Applicants do not need to apply for the full amount and are encouraged to seek in-kind support where possible to allow opportunities for additional projects to be funded.

Future grant opportunities

Improve Your Health March – May 2020 Open October 2019
Remove Hazards September – November 2020 Open April 2020
Move Your Body March – May 2021 Open October 2020
Improve Your Health September – November 2021 Open April 2021
Remove Hazards March – May 2022 Open October 2021

Why apply for a grant?

The Move Improve Remove grants program provides groups and organisations with the opportunity to deliver falls prevention programs within their own community, which directly support older adults. Grant funded programs may be appropriate for filling a gap in services, increasing access to services, or to develop improved way of doing things. Using grant funding to pilot a new program allows applicants to demonstrate a programs viability and effectiveness, which can assist with obtaining ongoing funding for the activity.

Application process

Applicants are invited to complete an expression of interest four months prior to the program delivery period. This allows sufficient time to apply, receive coaching, for assessment of applications against selection criteria and to receive grant funds in time to deliver the project.

What we are looking for in applications

  • Proven strategies for reducing falls in older adults.
  • Grants which focus on the Stay On Your Feet® campaigns key messages and calls to action.
  • Collaboration among organisations and community groups.
  • Sustainability – Programs that could be extended past the grant-funding period without additional Stay On Your Feet®
  • Programs focused on diverse populations including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, or socially isolated groups.
  • Applications that fill a gap within your community.

How Injury Matters can help

Applicants are encouraged to contact Injury Matters during the EOI stage to discuss grant ideas and receive guidance on how to optimise their application. Injury Matters provide coaching and support for all shortlisted applicants for areas including program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Injury Matters wants to promote the great activities being delivered around WA and will work with grant winners on media releases, articles and promotional opportunities as appropriate.

 

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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Government of Western Australia Department of Health Injury Matters