We aim to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental injury and illness by changing workplace cultures and practices. We want to create industry-wide and long-term change.

  • Expand existing initiatives
  • Trial initiatives with new industries or groups
  • Encourage new ways of working

Round One recipients

Round Two recipients

Round three

Indicative timeframes are that Round Three will open in July 2019.

A webinar briefing will be held on 12 June from 11.00 am - 12.00 pm.

The webinar will provide information about round three, including the application process and key dates.

Register for briefing

Funding principles

The fund is underpinned by the following principles:

Prevention focused

Programs/approaches will be supported that promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental injury and illness amongst the identified vulnerable working populations.

Creating systems level change

The Fund aims to drive systems level change in workplace cultures and practices at an industry and sector level. Programs/approaches don’t necessarily have to be large scale to start with, consideration will be given to smaller programs that intend to be well evaluated and have a strategy for scaling up across an industry or sector.

Working in partnership

The Fund encourages collaborations and partnerships that combine expertise, knowledge and resources to achieve the shared goals. Applicants should look to build on and utilise existing expertise and work with other influencing bodies in their sector and industry.


Long term sustainability of programs/approaches is critical. Programs/approaches selected will have long term impacts well beyond the period of funding.

Knowledge creation and dissemination

The Fund encourages the creation of new knowledge and evidence about workplace mental health and wellbeing that can be shared with Victorian workplaces.

Encouraging innovation

The Fund aims to fund programs/approaches that trial new ways of working to solve problems, especially those that can be expanded and scaled up, or that have been demonstrated to be successful and can be trialled with new industries, sectors and target groups.

Register your interest

Are you an employer looking to transform your workplace through positive mental health and wellbeing?

If so, please register your interest. We will be in touch closer to when our next round of funding opens.

Register your interest