Are you an Injury Prevention Practitioner located in regional or remote Western Australia?
If so you may be eligible for a Regional Travel Grant to support your attendance at Know Injury professional development events.
With geographical barriers restricting regional and remote injury prevention practitioners access to professional development events and in acknowledgement of the need to build the capacity of the injury prevention sector, Know Injury are providing ten Regional Travel Grants to assist regional and remote injury prevention practitioners attend Know Injury professional development events.
Current eligible Know Injury professional development events include:
- Introduction to Injury in the Kimberley
- Using data to set injury prevention and community safety priorities for Local Governments
Applications for a Regional Travel Grant will be assessed on submission and close one week prior to the Know Injury professional development event.
For more information about Regional Travel Grants:
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Obtaining funding can be an important step in conducting injury prevention projects. Know Injury held a Grants Forum on May 11 2017 to increase awareness of grants and funding opportunities for those working in injury prevention and safety promotion. Webinar recordings from the forum can be accessed below.
- Know Injury Grants Forum – presented by Vicky Dodds from Vicky Dodds Consulting
- Healthway Health Promotion Project Grants – presented by Emma Hills from Healthway
- Making a Difference for Local Communities – presented by Gemma Turner from Department of Local Government and Communities
- Stay On Your Feet(R) Grants – presented by Alyson Elari from Stay On Your Feet(R)
- Partnering with Aboriginal Communities – presented by Sharon Bushby from Aboriginal Health Council of WA
Below is a table of available grants from Western Australian organisations, that may assist in the implementation of injury prevention activities.
Injury Topic that can be addressed
|Department of Sport and Recreation||Community Participation Funding||Ongoing||Minimum two months prior to project start date||$1,000 – $5,000||Targeting low participation groups, particularly Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal communities, this funding aims to increase participation in sport and active recreation, or develop the skills of the people within the organisation or local community.||Falls, Road Trauma,Suicide and Selfharm,Violence||Sport and recreation community organisations, not-for-profit organisations and regional local governments||Link to Site|
|Healthway||Health Promotion Grants||Ongoing||Minimum four months prior to project start date||Two grant types; under $5,000 and over $5,000||Support the applicant to run or trial innovative health promotion programs.||Burns and Scalds, Drowning, Falls, Road Trauma, Poisoning, Suicide and Self-harm, Violence||Incorporated organisations and community groups||Link to Site|
|Lotterywest||Project Grants||Ongoing||Minimum four months prior to project start date||Determined by the application||Supports project ideas that aim to make the community a better place e.g. create opportunities, address community issues and disadvantage, raise awareness.||Burns and Scalds, Drowning, Falls, Road Trauma, Poisoning, Suicide and Self-harm, Violence||Not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities||Link to Site|
|Office of Road Safety||Event Grants||Ongoing||First Friday in February, April, June, August, October and December||$50 to $1,000||Provides support to encourage community groups to participate in road safety.||Road Trauma||Not-for-profit organisation. Limit of one application, per event, per year.||Link to Site|
|Office of Road Safety||Project Grants||Ongoing||First Friday in February, April, June, August, October and December||Determined by the application||Provide funds to organisations and groups to develop and implement projects based on the Towards Zero WA Road Safety Strategy 2008 – 2020.||Road Trauma||Address one or more of the four cornerstones outlined in the Towards Zero WA Road Safety Strategy||Link to Site|
|RAC||Grass Roots||Ongoing||Minimum six weeks prior to the project start date||Up to $5,000||Provides support for small-scale initiatives that will empower and strengthen local communities.||Road Trauma||Address one or more of RAC’s sponsorship areas (safe driving, less emissions, commuter choices or for the better), provide a clear benefit to the community and demonstrate the community need||Link to Site|
|SGIO||Community Grants Program||Ongoing||Ongoing||$500 to $5,000||Provides small amounts of funding for injury initiatives that address the severity and likelihood of crime, road trauma and emergencies.||Road Trauma, Crime Prevention, Emergency Readiness and Response||Projects must address crime reduction, safe driver behaviour, safe road use, reduction of severity and likelihood of road trauma and emergencies.||Link to Site|
|Healthway||Health Promotion Project Grants||Ongoing||Ongoing||Over $5000||Grants are offered to incorporated organisations and community groups to run or trial innovative health promotion programs.||Potentially all injury areas||Projects are encouraged to address Healthway’s priority health areas and target Healthway’s priority population groups.||Link to site|
|Lottery West||Projects||Ongoing||Ongoing||Determined by the application||A project can create and explore opportunities, address community issues and disadvantage, or simply raise awareness. These grants can support all kinds of approaches to achieving your goal.||Potentially all injury areas||These grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities.||Link to site|
|Road Safety Community Project Grants – Road Trauma Trust Account||Event Grants encourage community groups to participate and include road safety activities within their event. Successful applicants will be supplied with a road safety message with relevant information and suggestions for supporting policies.
Project Grants are made available to groups to implement road safety projects. These are usually 12 month projects with a plan to be sustainable after funding. The amount funded is based on the Committee’s assessment of the application.
|Ongoing||Applications must be received at least three months prior to the event and are assessed bi-monthly. Applications close on the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December.||Determined by the application||The Government of Western Australia has made funds available from the Road Trauma Trust Account to assist in the development and implementation of road safety projects. These road safety projects need to foster widespread community support and participation throughout the State to assist in the prevention of road crashes causing serious injury and death. Grants are available for projects that focus on the Safe System approach that aligns with Towards Zero the WA Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.||Road Trauma||Not-for-profit organisations. Must have an ABN.||Link to site|
|Neighbourhood Watch Australasia||Community Funding Program||1 June 2017||30 June
|Up to $3000||Provides funding for any Neighbourhood Watch crime prevention or community safety project. Applications for small grants of under $1000 are encouraged||Crime Prevention and Community Safety||
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