COVID-19 Vacine Uptake - Partnering for the Wellbeing of our Communities Grants

Wellbeing SA is working in partnership with the Department for Health and Wellbeing to increase the COVID-19 vaccination rates evenly across South Australia. We need community organisations, leaders and groups to join us with this mission.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please read this Community Grants Guide before completing the Grant Application Form. This Guide provides the relevant information to assist you in the development of your proposal. Wellbeing SA are also here to support you with this process.

In South Australia we want as many people as possible across the State vaccinated for protection against COVID-19, regardless of where they live, their cultural background or age.
Currently, there is uneven distribution of vaccination uptake across the State partly due to access, low levels of understanding of the safety of the vaccine, not knowing where to access trusted sources of information about the vaccine, or people considering the COVID-19 risk to be low.

Current evidence shows those groups who are unsure about being vaccinated are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who don’t speak English at Home
  • People with lived experience of mental health challenges
  • Young people, especially 18 to 24 years old
  • Unemployed people and those living in disadvantaged areas
  • There are also regions that have lower vaccination rates – Gawler, Playford, Salisbury, Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide East and West, Limestone Coast, Outback – North and East, Murray and Mallee.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing has already undertaken, and continues to undertake significant State-level communications, as well as activities to increase the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations in Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. This grant program is being established to boost this effort and further address concerns by the priority groups by working with community organisations and leaders.

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