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Lovell: New VicHealth grants to support Yan Yean communities’ health and wellbeing.

Grassroots organisations in the Yan Yean electorate are encouraged to apply for new funding from health promotion foundation VicHealth for local projects supporting young people and Victorians hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications for VicHealth’s Reimagining Health grants open today, with funding of $3K, $10K or $50K available for local organisations with ideas for supporting their community to access healthy affordable food, be more active and build meaningful social connections.

Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Region Wendy Lovell encouraged local organisations like cultural community groups, youth programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives and sporting clubs to apply for funding to improve health and wellbeing in the Yan Yean electorate.

“There is a fantastic breadth of hardworking organisations throughout the Yan Yean electorate that could use this funding to bring their ideas to life and make an even bigger impact on the health of our community,” Ms Lovell said.

“Last year, the coronavirus pandemic made it an incredibly challenging year for people in Yan Yean and I want to support local grassroots organisations to help make our strong community even more resilient.”

VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio said Victorian communities are still grappling with the consequences of the Victorian bushfires and the global coronavirus pandemic.

“Although some aspects of our lives are back to normal, there are still many Victorians struggling to put fresh food on the table, to keep physically active and to reconnect to their community,” Dr Demaio said.

“Fortunately, there’s a diverse range of incredible local organisations who want to do more to support people in their community to reach their full health potential and VicHealth want to partner with them to bring their ideas to life.”

Reimagining Health: a VicHealth Partnership Grant opens on 3 March 2021 with $3 million available in funding.  Local organisations are encouraged to apply for the grants through the VicHealth website. For further information or to apply, visit Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 23 March 2021.


Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240  


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