Community Funding and Support

Nelson Bays Primary Health has two contestable Health Promotion funding options that are designed to support community groups or organisations to start up a health promotion initiative or train and upskill staff or volunteers.

Applying for Community Initiative Support

‘Community Initiative Support’ provides an opportunity for a community provider to ask for help to develop and deliver new health promotion initiatives. ‘Help’ may be financial or ‘in-kind’ (as listed in the application form). 

Successful applications need to:

  • Address a community health need that no other service is addressing.
  • Explain the initiative in detail and how it will improve health & wellness
  • Show measurable outcomes through evaluation. The evaluation needs to show:
    • what you did
    • how well you did (participation evidence) and;
    • is anyone better off (improved health & wellness evidence)

Preferred initiatives will:

  • Support health priorities on a local, regional or national level.
  • Reach high needs communities e.g. Maori, Pasifika, Refugee or those who live in low socio economic communities and;
  • Include a health literacy lens.

If your initiative targets or includes children, you must show evidence of having a child protection policy.

Nelson Bays Primary Health will not fund:

  • Advertising, promotion (print, media, radio or TV) or photocopying
  • Food or catering, including sugary drinks, alcohol, or an event involving alcohol consumption
  • Fundraising initiatives, campaigning or an activity associated with a political party
  • Initiatives that support communities outside Nelson Bays
  • An initiative:
    • that does not have a health promotion focus
    • that is a repeat (must be start-up or new)
    • used to make a profit or to pay wages
    • that does not have a smoke-free policy
    • from an organisation  or group that has failed to submit a feedback report from prior funding received

View the full funding guidelines

Access the community initiatives funding application


Applying for Workforce Development Support

 ‘Workforce Development Grants’ provide financial support to community organisations, NGOs or volunteer groups to enable professional development of staff or volunteers.  In particular, grants aim to support health promotion upskilling with the overall aim to reduce disparities of health.

Successful applications need to be:

  • For a one-off amount of up to $500
  • Applications are limited to two per organisation or group per year
  • Explain how your workforce development will impact on high needs communities e.g. Maori, Pasifika, Refugees or those who live in low socio-economic communities
  • Targeted towards workers who don’t already receive professional development support within their workplace

Access the workforce development funding application


Accountability and Acknowledgement

Accountability is one of the key ‘code of ethics’ when applying for and receiving funds.  If you have been successful with your funding application, we invite you to use this reporting template to guide your feedback reporting.


Glenis Bell, Health Promotion Manager
Phone: (03) 543 7827

Please contact Glenis for Word versions of these application forms that can be typed and emailed