Live it Forward together (LIFt) is a new grants pilot program launched by ConnectGroups in April 2015 to support capacity building for Self Help and Support Groups around Chronic Conditions Self-Management.
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of ill health and death in Australia and impose profound personal and societal burdens. Self Help and Support Groups make a critical contribution to health service delivery with mutual aid and service delivery as their primary function.
ConnectGroups has been funded by the Department of Health for a two year pilot program to broker funds to Self Help and Support Groups assisting people living with chronic health conditions across WA.
The program has been modelled on the successful Pay it Forward Plan and will support a range of activities such as initial start-up, ongoing development, training, referral, networking and research activities. These funds will provide practical assistance to both new and established groups to facilitate their important and growing role in the community.
Applications for the current round are now closed.
For further enquiries about the LIFt grants please email Danielle@connectgroups.org.au