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Strategic Partnerships grant

Collaborative community planning and development
The Henry Halloran Trust partners with other agencies to provide strategic partnerships grants that support research into innovative approaches to urban and regional policy, planning and development.

These strategic partnerships grants provide funding of up to $40,000, of which a minimum of 30 percent comes from a strategic partner of the Trust.

Successful applicants are also eligible to seek funding in a further strategic partnerships funding round.

Eligibility criteria

At least one member of the research team should have an academic position at the University of Sydney. Projects normally run for up to 12 months.

Our selection criteria include:

  • The project's strategic alignment with the Trust
  • Quality of the project application
  • Value for money
  • Impact and outcomes of the project to a significant opportunity or problem
  • Whether the project proposal acknowledges existing literature in the field
  • Suitability of proposed research methods
  • Capacity and facilities of the research team to undertake the proposed project
  • Risk of the project not being able to be completed and a risk mitigation strategy (including support for early-career researchers)
  • Any third party funds for project costs not covered by Trust funding

How to apply

Applications are currently closed. For enquiries please contact:

Kim Beecroft
Administration Manager

Past projects

Health in strategic planning

Cities shape our day-to-day behaviours, and determine equity of access to the services and infrastructure essential to flourish in modern life. The focus of this report is on this broader conceptualisation of the relationship between cities and health. Our specific intent is to investigate how health was considered in several episodes of strategic planning in Sydney, Australia, between 2014 and 2017.

Including health and health equity in strategic land use planning in the Sydney area

This partnership project investigates the inclusion of health and health equity in three 'district' plans being developed and implemented under Sydney's metropolitan strategic planning framework. The project provides a unique opportunity to further develop a translational partnership and interdisciplinary approach to policy research to inform future partnership projects

Grant: $27,640

Community engagement for the 'hard-to-reach': trialling participatory social network mapping in Tasmania

The issue of how to build community engagement and promote pathways to economic and social inclusion for the most excluded social groups is one of the most vexed areas of social policy. This project addresses this concern through an innovative approach designed to avoid ‘benevolent othering’ in areas where place-based stigma creates division and social exclusion that extend to within the neighbourhood itself.

Grant: $27,895