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Move Your Body grants are now open!

Applications for Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body grants are now open. Grants of up to $5,000 (plus GST) are available and will fund projects running between 1 September and 30 November 2022.

The Move Your Body key messages and calls to action focus on the importance of building strength and balance to prevent falls and promote healthy ageing.

Grants are open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations, health professionals, and community workers working with older adults, retirement and lifestyle villages, local governments, and population health units.

Download your Move Your Body application today!

Not sure what you can apply for? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Community workshops or educational sessions that focus on the Move Your Body key messages and calls to action.
  • Strength and balance based exercise sessions for older adults.
  • Provision of strength and balance equipment to older adult community members.
  • Adjustment of community environment to support older adults to engage in strength and balance exercises.
  • Resource development and distribution e.g. videos or other resources.
  • Establishment of ongoing Move Your Body community groups or yarning groups.
  • Establishment of strength and balance sessions or classes for high risk groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older adults, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse older adults, or older adults with a disability.

Need more inspiration? Check out our past grant recipients and the projects they delivered.

Need support or want to talk through your idea? Injury Matters also provides coaching and support to Stay On Your Feet® grant applicants and is here to guide you through the grant application process. Get in touch on (08) 6166 7688, at grants@injurymatters.org.au, or fill out our online grant coaching or support request form and we’ll get in touch with you.

Private: Move Your Body grants are now open!

What is the Move Your Body campaign?

Being physically active has many benefits and is important for the physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing of older adults. As part of the natural ageing process, balance and strength can decline from the age of 40, with changes such as reduced muscle and ability to balance, which influences the risk of having a fall. Fortunately, participation in exercise is one of the most effective strategies to reduce the risk of having a fall due to maintaining muscle and strength, increasing endurance, and improving gait, balance, and mood.

Older adults should aim to complete at least three hours of exercise a week, or 30 minutes of physical activity on most days, to help maintain strength and independence. Exercise should include strength exercises two to five times a week and balance exercises most days of the week. Prior to participating in a new exercise program, it is recommended that older adults consult a health or fitness professional.

Move Your Body is one part of the Move Improve Remove messaging used to encourage older adults to stay safe, independent, and prevent falls and looks at the following modifiable risk factors for falls.

Build Your Balance

Strengthen Your Legs

Complete the online form below and receive your Move Your Body Grant Application today!

Move Your Body Grant Application

What outcomes need to be achieved by a Move Your Body grant?

The Move Your Body campaign key messages and calls to action outline important information and steps for older adults to build their strength and balance to prevent falls. During your grant application process, it is essential to consider how your program will support the key messages and calls to action of the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign. Grant programs should be designed with the following key messages and calls to action in mind.

Key Messages

  1. Improving your strength and balance are some of the best ways to reduce your risk of having a fall.
  2. Good balance and strength are important for healthy ageing.
  3. Strong legs and good balance are needed to do your everyday activities.
  4. Falls are preventable.

Calls to Action

  1. Do strength and balance exercises for 30 minutes on most days to reduce your risk of having a fall.
  2. Challenge your balance daily.
  3. Do strength exercises you can adapt to make harder as you get stronger.
  4. Choose activities you enjoy to build your balance and strengthen your legs.
  5. Speak to a health or fitness professional about strength and balance exercises that are right for you.

Are you unsure if you qualify for a grant? Check out our grant eligibility and criteria for more information around who can and cannot apply for a grant as well as what cannot be funded.

Key dates

                       
14 April 2022 Applications close at 5pm
May 2022 Grant Evaluation Panel held
24 June 2022 Successful applicants notified of award
8 July 2022 Deadline for the acceptance of grant offers
July – August 2022 Grant funds provided to successful applicants
September – November 2022 Move Your Body grant program delivery
20 January 2023 Grant acquittals due

What are we looking for in applications?

  • Proven strategies for reducing falls in older adults. Please note for Move Your Body grants: While some exercises may incorporate components of strength and balance, only evidence-based exercises and programs for falls prevention will receive grant funding. Examples of activities that will not be considered include, but are not limited to, Yoga and Pilates. If you are unsure of what may or may not be funded, you are encouraged to reach out to Injury Matters via (08) 6166 7688 or at grants@injurymatters.org.au for further guidance.
  • 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 peoples, people with a disability, or socially isolated groups.
  • Applications that fill a gap within your community.

Successful grant applications must

  • Seek approval for any use of Injury Matters or Stay On Your Feet® branding. Information regarding how to acknowledge Injury Matters and/or Stay On Your Feet® will be provided to successful applicants.
  • Submit a Grant Variation Request (to be provided upon request) and receive approval for any changes to the grants program activities or budget after your grant being awarded.
  • Provide relevant professional qualifications and accreditations to Injury Matters upon request.
  • Provide certificates of relevant insurances such as Public Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Professional Indemnity, and Commercial Vehicle Insurance upon request.
  • Work with Injury Matters to promote the grants program (this may include supplying photographs with appropriate consent, quotes, and contributing to the development of media releases).
  • Allow a representative from Injury Matters to attend funded events.
  • Acquit your grant and provide evaluation data of your project to Injury Matters.
  • Hold responsibility for obtaining your own financial advice should you wish to in regards to your organisation receiving grant funding.

Grant coaching and support

The capacity building nature of the Move Improve Remove grants program allows Injury Matters to support groups and build skills among applicants through grant coaching. Coaching may include assessing need, planning, and delivery of a project, or evaluation to increase project sustainability. If you would like to receive coaching or support for our next round of Stay On Your Feet® grant applications, please complete an online Request form for grant coaching or support  or contact us (08) 6166 7688 or at grants@injurymatters.org.au.

 

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

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