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) within the six country SA Local Health Network regions each year for four years (until 2021).
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.