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SA Healthy Towns Challenge


The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for rural towns to develop and implement programs within their community, which will have measurable and immediate benefits to the community’s health and wellbeing.

Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to five towns (or groups of towns) within the Country Health SA Local Health Network region each year for four years.

The South Australian Healthy Towns Challenge is part of the South Australian government’s Healthy Communities Program, which supports community-wide health and prevention action to help reduce preventable disease and injury and improve health and wellbeing.

Each year the South Australian Healthy Towns Challenge Award will be presented to the town that achieves the most improvements towards healthier living.


Monday 25 June 2018: Applications for Round 1: 2018-19 open

Monday 10 September 2018: Applications for Round 1: 2018-19 close 5pm

Mid October 2018: Successful applications for Round 1: 2018-19 announced

Friday 1 November 2019: Projects for Round 1: 2018-19 must have concluded

Friday 29 November 2019: Reporting template and grant acquittal template for Round 1: 2018-19 projects must be completed and returned to SA Health.

January 2020: SA Healthy Towns Challenge Award Round 1: 2018-19 winner announced

Dates for Rounds 2, 3 and 4 (2019-2022) will be advertised on the SA Health website in January 2019.

The Grant Guidelines (PDF 348KB) outline the details of the SA Healthy Towns Challenge.

If you have questions about the Challenge or the application process, you can find the answers in the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 313KB)

The SA Healthy Towns Application Guide (PDF 300KB) will help you understand each part of the application process and give extra information and context to the application form.

To apply for the Challenge, download the application form (PDF 200KB). Once complete, click the submit button and the form will be emailed to the SA Healthy Towns team. You can also add any other attachments to the email.

If you are a successful applicant, there are additional templates you will need to supply to the Project Officer. These are:

- Grant Acquittal template (DOC 294KB)

- Contract template (PDF 104KB)

- Reporting template (DOC 295KB)

If you have any questions, contact the Project Officer in Prevention and Population Health:

Phone: 8226 6187

Email: SAHealthyTowns@sa.gov.au

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