Community Health Program

2020 Grant Applications – NOW OPEN

Community Health Program 2020

Our Focus:  We are committed to the provision of specialist medical facilities, support and services to those in need.  We are looking to support healthcare projects that provide positive social impact in the ACT and surrounds.

Our Focus Areas:  Canberra and surrounding regions

Funding:  A funding pool of up to $500,000 is available for distribution this year

These are unprecedented times and the John James Foundation stands with you.  We will continue monitoring the evolving landscape to identify the priorities of healthcare charities, groups and organisations within our community during these challenging times.

All Community Health Program announcements will be made here.

Community Health Program 2020 Application process

This year due to the impact of COVID-19 the Foundation will also consider requests for one-off transition funding support. Many organisations require capacity building and organisational transformation to adapt to the ‘new normal’, including the ability to provide new or existing services, or work, remotely.

Important Dates:

Applications OPEN – Wednesday 19th August, 2020

Applications CLOSE – Wednesday 16th September, 2020

  • Download and complete the editable PDF Application Form
  • Return your Application Form via email to by close of business Wednesday 16th September

Application forms

Before you consider spending time applying for a Community Health grant with the John James Foundation this year, please carefully read the following:

John James Foundation Objectives

Have you read the Community Health Program Information for Applicants available below and are you satisfied that both your organisation and your proposed project will meet the Foundation’s overall objectives?

Community Benefit

Does your organisation primarily operate and work for the benefit of Canberra and the surrounding region?

Did you answer YES to both questions?  Fantastic, we welcome you to participate in our 2020 Community Health grant round.

Program Information

To discuss your proposed project or ask any questions regarding the Community Health Program this year, please contact our Program Manager Helen Carter at the John James Foundation office 02 6232 4019 or email

CLOSED: Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Round

Given the extraordinary impact of COVID-19 the John James Foundation has united with Hands Across Canberra and the Snow Foundation in a consortium to deliver a collaborative, community response to deploy resources to local non-profit organisations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For further information please visit here.  Applications opened 27th March 2020 with an initial 2-week grant round ending 10th April 2020.

If you have any questions please contact our Program Manager