SA Healthy Towns Challenge

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, which will have measurable benefits (over 12 months) to the community’s health and wellbeing. Successful projects aim to increase access or opportunity for the community to make healthier choices or participate in activities with a prevention focus.

Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to a minimum of five towns (or groups of towns) each year for four years (until 2021), across the six regional SA Local Health Networks:

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is part of the SA 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.

At the end of each funding round the SA Healthy Towns Challenge Award will be presented to the town that achieves the most improvements towards healthier living.

Key dates

SA Healthy Towns Challenge Round 4 is now open

  • mid January 2021: Applications Open for Round 4
  • Friday, 26 March 2021: Applications for Round 4 close at 5pm
  • June 2021: Successful applications for Round 4 will be announced
  • 1 July 2021: Successful projects commence
  • 31 January 2022: Brief 6-month progress reporting
  • 30 June 2022: Projects for Round 4 conclude
  • 30 July 2022: Grant Acquittal Form and Reporting Form for Round 4 must be completed and returned to Wellbeing SA

Grant Guidelines

The Grants Guide (PDF 835KB) outlines the details of the SA Healthy Towns Challenge. Please read this guide before beginning your application.

Frequently asked questions for external partners

If you have questions about the requirements of an External Partner or becoming an External Partner, you can find the answers in Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 200KB). Please read this FAQ document if you have been approached to be an External Partner for the SA Healthy Towns Challenge.

Application form

To apply for the Challenge, download the application form (DOCX 1.7MB). Once complete, forward with the required attachments to the SA Healthy Towns Challenge team at email: If you are having problems filling in or sending this form, or would like further information, please contact us for assistance on (08) 8226 6187.

Additional templates

If you are a successful applicant, there are additional templates you will need;

Grant winners

For information about the grant winners and each of their projects, see the following:

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact the SA Healthy Towns Challenge Project Officer:

Phone: (08) 8226 6187