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Through the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health, the Australian Government has awarded the Glenelg Shire Council in partnership with Southern Grampians Shire a Healthy Community Initiatives grant to June 2013.
The aim of the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) funding is to help reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity within the target populations by maximising the number of adults engaged in healthy lifestyle programs. Glenelg Shire Council, Southern Grampians Shire Council and Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership developed the successful submission with a focus on engaging adults who are not predominantly in the paid workforce, including people with a disability and their carers, older Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The name of this project: Get Active Glenelg2Grampians.
Several projects are currently being developed ranging from Community Kitchen, Community Garden/Orchard, Walking Groups, Cycling Groups, Pedometer Challenge, to improving inclusiveness of sporting clubs.
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Expressions of Interest:
The Get Active Glenelg2Grampians project is currently calling for Expressions of Interest for programs and activities that promote healthy eating and/or physical activity in adults who are not predominantly in paid employment.
Proposals for programs and activities must:
* Target adults who are not predominantly in the paid workforce;
* Be implemented within the Glenelg and/or Southern Grampians Shires;
* Clearly outline how the program/activity will promote healthy eating and/or physical activity in the target group;
* Describe how the program/activity will be implemented and evaluated;
* Include a detailed budget that includes sources of additional funding (including inkind); and
* Incorporate sustainability measures (explain how the program/activity will continue when the funding ceases or how it will lead to sustainable behaviour change in the target group).
Please note that all programs/activities will need to be approved by the Department of Health and Ageing prior to being accepted for inclusion in the GAG2G project.
Expressions of Interest will close, Thursday 28 February 2013.
An expression of interest form can be obtained by contacting Carol Stewart as per details listed below.
If you require further information regarding the Get Active Glenelg2Grampians project, please contact:
* Carol Stewart, ph: 5522 2279 or send an email to Carol
* Brad Charman, send an email to Brad