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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (2 September) . . Page.. 2879 ..

Healthpact Funding

(Question No. 180)

Mr Hargreaves asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to the allocation of Healthpact funding for 1999-2000 to a) Tuggeranong based organisations or b) community groups.

1) How much has been allocated

2) Which organisations were they

3) How much did each receive.

Mr Moore: My answer is as follows:

I am aware that the ACT Health Promotion Board has made offers of grants and sponsorships to over 100 community groups and organisations. These allocations are detailed in Healthpact's Media Release on funding for the year. There are some further sponsorships that have not yet been made public and sponsorship support arrangements with health agencies such as the ACT Cancer Society, the Heart Foundation ACT and Diabetes ACT which still have to be finalised. When these grants and sponsorships have been completed it is expected that $1.65 M will be allocated in community funding program for the year. In addition Healthpact is undertaking a health promoting schools program with allocation of $50,000 to assist three schools in Tuggeranong implement the health promoting schools initiative. The Media Release indicating current status of grants and sponsorships is provided for members information.

In relation to grants and sponsorships to Tuggeranong based organisations or community groups the following amounts were allocated:

1. a) Tuggeranong based organisations - $1,600

b) Tuggeranong community groups - $52,000

2. These organisations and community groups were; the Active Leisure Centre, the Tuggeranong Vikings Cycling Club and Tuggeranong Community Arts.

3. The amounts allocated were $1,600, $2,000 and $50,000 respectively.

Further grants and sponsorships totalling in excess of $400,000 are considered directly relevant to the people living in Tuggeranong and many other projects draw participants from all regions of Canberra.

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