Healthy Communities Project Grant

Have you got an idea that could build a stronger community at RMIT University?

RMIT students are invited to submit an innovative and engaging project idea that contributes to the overall health, wellbeing and cohesion of our community.

The Healthy Communities Project Grant is designed to encourage student-developed initiatives that focus specifically on one of the following areas:

  • mental health and wellbeing
  • safety and respect
  • cultural diversity
  • healthy choices on campus.

Funding of up to $300 is available for each project and successful projects must be completed by the end of the semester in which the grant application was approved. Previously funded projects include Dream Vending, 11 Minutes, and Stamp Out Stigma.

Project ideas that are work-integrated learning (WIL) focused or assessed curriculum projects are highly favourable. Please read the funding guidelines for more details.

Funding guidelines

  • Funding will be highly prioritised to Work Integrated Learning focussed and/or assessable curriculum projects e.g. if you are undertaking a placement at Students Group working on a marked assessment as part of your program, or an Honours or Masters research project.
  • Funding will not be provided for ongoing running expenses (office rental, wages etc.). Only in exceptional circumstances can the funding be used to purchase equipment.
  • Funding must be spent on propdvise Student Wellbeing of any major changes to their project/s to ensure continued support. If recipients do not comply with the agreements or guidelines in the duration of the funding, Students Group will be returned the funding in full amount.
  • Applicants will need to complete the budget section in the application form and include copies of quotes to substantiate the budget. Letters of support are also encouraged.
  • Applicants must complete a Risk Assessment Report.
  • Acquittal is the process of reporting back on your project and expenditure. Funding hinges on timely lodgement of compulsory acquittal reports.
  • While an application may be assessed as meeting all requirements, funding may be highly competitive and there is no guarantee of application success.

Application process

Before you apply we highly recommend that you email myhealth@rmit.edu.au to arrange a time to discuss your project idea and how best to complete your application.

To apply:

  1. Complete the Healthy Communities Project Grant application form (DOC 98kb, 4p)
  2. Complete a Risk Assessment Report (DOC 181kb, 2p)
  3. Email the above to myhealth@rmit.edu.au.

You will hear from us within seven business days about the outcome of your application.

If you are not successful

We will provide you with feedback about your application to help with future applications.

If you are successful

Contact

If you would like to discus your project idea or have a question about the application process please email myhealth@rmit.edu.au.


Students looking at the Dream Vending machine.

Benefits of dreams

Dream vending campaign

11 minutes

Anti-smoking campaign