Koori community grants

Current evidence suggests that Pap tests save two Victorian women every week from developing cervical cancer. In comparison, Aboriginal women are twice as likely to be diagnosed but four time more likely to die from cervical cancer which further demonstrates the importance of having a Pap test every two years between the ages of 18 to 70 years.

The grants on offer are a fantastic way for Aboriginal health services, organisations and other health services to raise awareness of the importance of Pap tests and to increase the number of Aboriginal women being screened within Victoria.

The grants are non-recurrent funding of up to $3000 (plus GST) and can fund:

  • Costs associated with community consultation and/or education
  • Seminar and workshop costs including catering, childcare and transport arrangements
  • Salary for a nurse or doctor
  • Promotion expenses including advertising costs
  • Administration costs directly related to the project

Applications open Monday 27 April and close on 1 July 2015. You will receive notification of the success of your application within 2 weeks of applying.  

Please read the guidelines before applying.

Application form 

Case study: Sue

I work at the Well Women's Clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital in Parkville.

I trained to be a Pap test provider because I understood women wanted a female practitioner.

Read my top tips for taking Pap tests! 

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