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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

2017 VicHealth Grants

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today encouraged local sporting groups and community groups to apply for the latest round of VicHealth Grants.

“The VicHealth Awards are a fantastic opportunity to have your health promotion work – from local projects to state-wide campaigns – recognised and celebrated by the health promotion sector, and beyond”, Ms Edwards said.

Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 4 August and should be submitted online at where the full entry criteria is outlined. 

 2017 is a special year. It is 30 years since VicHealth was established as the world’s first health promotion foundation, so it’s an extra special occasion for us to acknowledge all of the outstanding health promotion work that’s taken place in Victoria over the last 12 months.

The categories for the 2017 Awards are:

•             Promoting healthy eating

•             Encouraging physical activity

•             Preventing tobacco use

•             Preventing harm from alcohol

•             Improving mental wellbeing

•             Communications in health promotion

•             Building health through sports

•             Building health through arts

•             Improving health equity

•             Research into action


All finalists will be invited guests at the 2017 VicHealth Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 5 December at the Melbourne Museum. It’s a rare opportunity to celebrate what’s been achieved during the last year in the health promotion sector with peers, international experts and leaders in government.

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