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Libraries Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants

Victoria public library services are invited to submit project proposals for the 2021 Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants.

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.

About the Libraries Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health, economic and social welfare of Victoria’s communities. Severe and changing restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19 have sharply disrupted the way Victorians live and work and has changed the very nature of our social fabric.

The purpose of the Libraries Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants is to provide funding to Victorian public library services to undertake innovative and collaborative health and wellbeing projects to support COVID recovery at the local community level in the areas of physical health, mental wellbeing and social connection.

Our long-term goal is to support our communities through innovative programs and partnerships to have the skills and knowledge to better understand and manage their health and wellbeing.

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 (exc. GST).

Applications for Libraries Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants are now open and will close on Friday 16 April at 4pm. Before submitting a proposal, library services must contact Jacqui Horwood (jhorwood@slv.vic.gov.au) first to discuss their project.