SA Healthy Towns Challenge
Launched in 2018, the SA Healthy Towns Challenge is part of the SA Government’s Healthy Communities Program. This program has supported many innovative and sustainable initiatives over the past four years (2018-2021) in regional and rural South Australia, contributing to the improvements of health and wellbeing of communities through the prevention of chronic disease.
The SA Healthy Towns Challenge – partnering for children’s wellbeing 2021 – 2023 is a new grants program that aims to support the wellbeing of children and their families in South Australia’s regional and rural towns through the creation of healthy environments.
The new SA Healthy Towns Challenge – partnering for children’s wellbeing 2021 – 2023 is an initiative of Wellbeing SA, which supports our mission of building and maintaining partnerships to reduce the burden of preventable chronic disease and injury, and promoting health and wellbeing in South Australia. This grants program supports Wellbeing SA’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025 priority focus area on The Early Years, which aims to give all South Australian children the opportunity to have the best start in life and the best chance to thrive.
The new grant funding is part of the Government’s commitment of $750,000 over the next two years to support children’s wellbeing in South Australia’s regional and rural communities.
Grants of up to $250,000 for two years ($125,000 per year) will be awarded to a maximum of three successful town/s across the six regional SA Local Health Networks
At the end of each funding round, an SA Healthy Towns Challenge award will be presented to the town/s that achieve the most improvement towards children’s wellbeing.