Injury Matters delivers two campaigns per year. For each campaign, a total of $15,000 and up to $5,000 per grant (plus GST), is awarded to successful applicants in Western Australia. The grants focus on modifiable risk factors for falling under the Move Your Body, Improve Your Health and Remove Hazards messages.
Congratulations to the four organisations who were successful in receiving a Remove Hazards grant;
- Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre
- City of Kalamunda
- Community Vision
- Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service
These organisations will deliver a falls prevention program within their local community, focusing on the Remove Hazards campaign messaging.
The next grants round will occur from March to May 2021 and will have a Move Your Body theme. The Move Your Body key campaign messages and calls to action focus on the importance of building your balance and strengthening your legs to prevent falls and promote healthy ageing.
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 via coaching. This coaching process includes support regarding the identification of need, development of a project, implementation strategies and evaluation. The grants program also contributes to increasing awareness among community members of falls prevention strategies.
Injury Matters will award up to $5,000 (plus 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.
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 community, which directly support older adults. Grant-funded programs may be appropriate for filling a gap in services, increasing access to services, or improving falls prevention systems. Using grant funding to pilot a new program allows applicants to demonstrate the viability and effectiveness of a program, which can assist with obtaining ongoing funding for the activity.
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.
Want to know more?
Watch our video below for more insight into the grant application process and what we’re looking for in your application, utilising the Remove Hazard grants round as the example.
|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|