Is yours a Healthy Community? Help make exercise more accessible with Lift for Life®

5/08/2011

Phase 3 of the Australian Government's Healthy Communities Initiative is currently open for Local Government Areas (LGAs) to apply for grants to support healthy lifestyle programs. 

We want you to encourage your local council to apply for funding under the Healthy Communities Initiative and nominate Lift for Life® as their main program to be delivered in your community! 

If your LGA is successful, this will allow fitness businesses and exercise professionals to access further financial support to deliver the program to the most disadvantaged members of your local community at a much lower cost to the participant. If you want your community to have the opportunity to receive funding, encourage your Local Council to apply today!  Here is a template that you can use to get the message across;

  • Download and print
  • Sign your name
  • Fax, scan & email or hand in to your local council. Your local council’s contact details can be found here:

VIC Local Councils  WA Local Councils SA Local Councils NSW Local Councils NT Local Councils QLD Local Councils ACT Local Councils TAS Local Councils 

In addition to Lift for Life® another 5 organisations have been selected and funded to deliver a variety of community-based healthy lifestyle programs. LGAs have these 6 programs to choose from. As National Program Grant recipients these programs offer proven and effective models of program delivery they are; Lift for Life® | AustCycle | BEAT IT | HEAL | Heartmoves | Heart Foundation Walking  

All of the programs train community members and/or qualified fitness or health professionals to deliver programs in the local communities. Individuals who are interested in being involved in program delivery are encouraged to contact the each National Program Grant Recipient directly for more information. 

So download the letter now, and contact your Local Council to show their support of the fitness industry and a healthy community! HCI applications close on 19 August. 

You can also express your interest by contacting Samantha Raheb the Lift for Life® Program Coordinator on 1300 211 311 or email samantha.raheb@fitness.org.au

Lift for Life is supported by funding from the Australian Government