About the grants

The Health Condition Support Grants program provides grants that assist Victorian peer support groups to meet some of the costs associated with providing social, emotional and practical support to members living with a specific health condition.

Grants of up to $5,000 per annum are available for a two-year period to peer support groups focusing on a specific health condition, that provide mutual support and education to members and increase community awareness of the health condition.

Applications for the 2019-2021 funding round will open on 8 April 2019 and close on 7 June 2019.

Support groups with a Victorian statewide, regional or local focus may apply. To be eligible, peer support groups must be:

  • focused on a specific health condition that is considered to be a long-term condition with persistent effects
  • operated and administered separately from a larger organisation, for example, have a separate committee of management and separate Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • a group with a specific ongoing membership, not just an activity or education group run by a health or disability agency
  • managed by their members
  • non-profit making.

How to apply

Download the Health Condition Support Grants 2019-2021 Application Guidelines and Application Form on this page or email partnerships.primary@dhhs.vic.gov.au for an accessible version of these documents.

For enquiries relating to the application process or for assistance, contact the Health Issues Centre on (03) 8676 9050 or via email at peersupportgrants@hic.org.au.

Peer support groups with a disability focus should apply for the DHHS Disability Self-Help Grants. For more information visit the DHHS website.