Empowering our Communities Grant Application

The Empowering our Communities initiative provides funding for community led mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention initiatives that support communities significantly impacted by drought conditions.

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is looking to fund proposals from organisations (on behalf of communities) for short-term community wellbeing activities. 

A range of activities and topics could be considered appropriate to receive one-off funding, including:

  • Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services
  • Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improve physical and mental health, that can be delivered in a group setting, such as exercise classes, relaxation and yoga classes, mindfulness meditation classes; and
  • Community education on topics such as managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.
You can submit your application here.  

It's strongly advised that you draft your application in a Microsoft Word document or similar (to assist with this you can download a draft response template here.) and then copy and paste into the application fields to ensure you have a backup copy should an error occur during the submission process.

As part of the submission you are also required to upload a completed Budget and Supplier Registration Form.  You can download blank templates to complete below.

You will receive an acknowledgement email after a successful submission of your application.