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Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants

Victoria public library services are invited to submit project proposals for the 2022 Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants.

About the Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants

The purpose of the grants is to provide funding to Victorian public library services to undertake innovative and collaborative health and wellbeing projects that support the local community in the areas of physical health, mental wellbeing and social connection.

Our long-term goal is to support our communities through innovative and inclusive programs and partnerships. These outcomes include solving existing issues, and building capacity in the community for the skills and knowledge required to better understand and manage health and wellbeing.

The Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Program was established in recognition of the key role that public libraries have in supporting the health and wellbeing of their communities and is a 2020-2023 Statewide Libraries Development Project. The Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grant has been established as part of this program.

Please refer to the Libraries for Health and Wellbeing: a strategic framework for Victorian public libraries towards 2024 for more information about how public libraries are contributing to the health and wellbeing of the communities in Victoria.

Important details

To encourage innovation a minimum grant value of $20,000 (exc. GST) is available. However, there is no maximum limit for submissions. The total funding pool is $150,000 to $250,000 (exc. GST).

Applications for Libraries Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants will be open on Tuesday 12 July and close on Tuesday 4 October at 4pm. Before submitting a proposal, library services must contact Jacqui Horwood ([email protected]) first to discuss their project.