Healthy Lifestyle Grants Program

The Healthy Lifestyle Grants Program provides funding to local projects that address one or more of the following objectives:

  • increase physical activity for those who are inactive or semi-active
  • increase water and healthy food intake and decrease the consumption of unhealthy food and sugary drinks
  • create health promoting environments where the community spend their time.

Who can apply

To apply, you must:

  • show how your proposal meets the identified objectives
  • address an identified need in your community or region.

Not all eligible applicants can be funded as this program is highly competitive.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

Grant recipients

Find past successful projects below.

In 2022, local government councils and NT based not-for-profit organisations were eligible to apply.

Title of activity or project

Organisation name

Community, region or suburb

Approved amount

Focus

Water fountains at Pat Gallagaher Netball CentreAlice Springs Netball AssociationAlice Springs$2,445.26Nutrition (water)
Healthy meals projectYuendumu Women’s Centre Aboriginal CorporationYuendumu$20,000Nutrition (food security)
Healthy way: healthy tucker, healthy bodies, healthy livesWaltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal CorporationMount Liebig, Papunya, Laramba, Atitjere, Engawala and Bonya$30,000Nutrition and physical activity
Promoting Indian herbs and vegetables in foods for their health and medicinal propertiesThe Tamil Society of the Northern TerritoryDarwin$3,100Nutrition
Healthy bodies, healthy minds projectMental Health Association Of Central AustraliaAlice Springs$12,827Nutrition and physical activity
Community mountain bike trail whipper snippingCentral Australian Rough RidersAlice Springs$2,274Physical activity
Supporting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing for people living with dementiaDementia AustraliaDarwin, Palmerston and surrounding rural areas$10,948Nutrition and physical activity
All abilities swimming initiativeSwimming Northern TerritoryDarwin and Palmerston$20,000Physical activity
One health: connecting human and animal health for improved community outcomesAnimal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous CommunitiesWadeye$23,322Health promoting environments
Remote skateboarding workshopsLaynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal CorporationGangan, Baniyala, Wandawuy, Garrthalala and Dhalinybuy$30,000Physical activity
‘Footy 4 Life’ Program for people with a disabilityAFL Northern TerritoryAlice Springs$13,442Physical activity
Healthy Lifestyle Program for young peopleDiabetes Association of the NTKnuckeys Lagoon and Bagot Community$30,000Nutrition and physical activity
Healthy Lifestyle Program 2022 for older peopleWagait Shire CouncilWagait$20,000Physical activity

In 2021, only local government councils were eligible to apply.

Title of activity or project

Organisation name

Community, region or suburb

Approved amount

Focus

Water bubblers in Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Nganmarriyanga West Daly Regional CouncilWadeye, Peppimenarti and Nganmarriyanga$18,110Nutrition (water)
Increased awareness, access and use of free outdoor exercise equipmentCity of DarwinAnula, Karama and Muirhead$15,000Physical activity
Water bubblers around the Belyuen CommunityBelyuen Community Government CouncilBelyuen$15,500Nutrition (water)
Water fountains at McMinns Lagoon and Howard Park Recreation ReservesLitchfield CouncilHoward Springs and McMinns Lagoon$12,240Nutrition (water)
Provision of safe drinking waterWagait Shire CouncilWagait Beach$14,974Nutrition (water)
Clean, refrigerated, public drinking water fountains at remote Victoria Daly communitiesVictoria Daly Regional CouncilKalkarinji and Yarralin$25,719Nutrition (water)
Coomalie inclusive pools projectCoomalie Community Government CouncilBatchelor$22,915.50Physical activity
Active Alice MumsAlice Springs Town CouncilAlice Springs$21,480Physical activity
Health information and installation of cool water bubblers in BinjariKatherine Town CouncilBinjari$17,176.80Nutrition (water)

Last updated: 23 November 2022

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