Applications for Round 2 of Fitness Australia's Lift for Life® Start-up Grant are now open!
Fitness Australia has Start-up Grants of up to $5,000 each available for fitness providers in specific Australian Government Healthy Communities Initiative funded areas to deliver the Lift for Life® program, a strength training program designed specifically to tackle type 2 Diabetes and other chronic disease.
The Start-up Grants are available to fitness businesses that have significant links with local community, local health based organisations, other community based organisations or those with significant experience in delivering programs for people with or at risk of chronic disease.
The Healthy Communities Initiative aims to help reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity and Fitness Australia’s Grants will assist in the fitness industry’s reach of the targeted communities and make exercise more accessible.
Who is eligible? Providers of health and fitness services in a designated Council of Australian Governments Healthy Communities funded Local Government Area, this now also includes the recently announced Phase 3 LGAs. To find out if you’re in a Healthy Communities Initiative area see the list below. If you're unsure of the Local Council in which you are located, click here
What? A Start-up Grant of up to $5000.00 incl GST to deliver two Lift for Life® programs over 12 months to disadvantaged people i.e. in particular those not in regular paid employment. This could include people with disabilities, mental health conditions, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, homeless, unemployed, refugees etc.
Need some tips on applying for the Grant? Fitness Australia's Lift for Life team will be hosting a Start-up Grant Webinar to answer any questions about applying for the Grant. Discussions with industry colleagues will be encouraged. We hope to assist you in providing for the best outcome for your application.
These clubs were nominated by their State Sporting Association because of their success in increasing levels of participation and valuing and promoting inclusiveness - see them here Also see how other clubs and organisations have successfully provided programs to a target group - Here they share their stories
Applications for the second round of Grants open on 18th January 2012 and close on 29th February 2012 at 5pm. Download the application now
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All enquiries in relation to the Start-up Grant should be directed to Fitness Australia on 1300 211 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Lift for Life® and the Start-Up Grant visit www.liftforlife.com.au
If your business is in one of the below Healthy Communiities Initiative funded areas you may be eligible to apply for the Lift for Life Start-up Grant.
Eligible COAG Healthy Communities Initiative Local Government Areas:
Australian Capital Territory