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Apply for a Grant for WA Sexual Health Week 2019

Sexual Health Week Grants for 2019 are OPEN.
Closing: 5pm Wednesday 31
st October 2018.      

WA Sexual Health Week will run from Wednesday 13th February to Wednesday 20th February 2019, with a number of events being planned during that time. The ongoing theme for WA Sexual Health Week is "Safety, Pleasure, Respect". The target group for grant schemes is youth aged 15 to 24 years, as they are particularly vulnerable to STIs for many reasons, including poor knowledge of STIs and inconsistent or incorrect use of condoms.

Grants Schemes

The WA Sexual Health Week Committee aims to create an enabling environment for the WA community (and young people in particular) to improve their sexual health, through community engagement and collaborative partnerships. The WA Sexual Health Week Committee is again providing a Community Small Grants Scheme (up to a maximum of $1,000) and Sustainability Grants (up to a maximum of $500) to enable Health Promotion Officers, Public and Community Health Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers or other relevant personnel and youth-oriented organisations in regional and remote WA to apply for financial assistance. Grants cannot be used for internal salaries and wages, however, grants can be used for prizes, venue hire and acquiring guest speakers, experts or outsourced contractors relevant to the short project, as well as a percentage of the catering.

  • Community Small Grant 

If your organisation is in a regional or remote part of WA, and has not previously recieved a WA Sexual Health Week grant, you can apply for a small grant up to the value of $1,000 each, to undertake a short project to celebrate, coincide or launch within WA Sexual Health Week. Health Promotion Officers, Public and Community Health Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, or other relevant personnel and youth-oriented organisations are invited to apply here. 

  • Sustainability Grant

If your regional or remote organisation was a successful recipient of a small grant for WA Sexual Health Week in 2018 and you require funding assistance to revive your short project for WA Sexual Health Week 2019, we are providing Sustainability Grants of a maximum of $500 each. The previous key contact or another representative from your regional/remote agency or partnership can apply here.

For further information, please contact Marina Johns at WA AIDS Council E: mjohns@waaids.com P: 9482 0000

Instructions For Applying

Please read the eligibility criteria and complete the application form, returning it by 5pm Wednesday 31st October 2018.     

Post:        

Marina Johns
WA Sexual Health Week Committee
C/- WA AIDS Council, 
PO Box 1510 
WEST PERTH WA 6872

Fax:   (08) 9482 0001  Marked “Attention: Marina Johns”
Email:     mjohns@waaids.com

Safer Sex Packs

Regardless of whether you are successful with / eligible for a WA Sexual Health Week Grant, the WA AIDS Council can supply free safer sex packs (condom and sachet of lubrication in fun custom packaging with instructions for use) in support of your project or sexual health event. Please email mjohns@waaids.com and include the quantity you require (maximum 100). Please note these resources are subject to availability.

SHW Posters, Resources and Events

We are currently updating these. Resources will be available to download here prior to Sexual Health Week 2019.

Case Studies

The case studies below may offer inspiration for your grant application, since they were the successful grant recipients from WA Sexual Health Week in previous years:

 

2018: 

Midwest - GRAMS & Desert Blue Connect
Kimberley - PHU East Kimberley SH Yarning Circles

2016:

Pingelly - Youth & Sexual Health Program
Bunbury - Quiz

2015:

Albany - Out There
Wheatbelt - Boodjari Yogas High Tea
Bunbury - Am I Normal? 
Pilbara - Quiz
Pingelly - Youth & Sexual Health Program
Wheatbelt - Safety, Pleasure, Respect
Kalgoorlie - WACHS SHAK Roadshow 
Wheatbelt - Sexual Health Week
Kimberley - Strong Mind Healthy Body

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