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Living Healthier Lives Community Grants

Metro South Health have once again partnered with Brisbane South PHN to establish the Living Healthier Lives Community Grants program to support local initiatives that improve health outcomes for communities in the Brisbane south region.
The program is open to eligible organisations that have existing or new projects that can contribute to our shared goal of a healthier community—keeping people living well in the community.

What is the focus of the grants?

We are particularly keen to hear from organisations who have projects that will help reduce potentially preventable public hospital admissions for Metro South Health facilities. The ten most common potentially preventable admissions at Metro South Hospital facilities include:
1. Diabetes complications
2. Pneumonia and influenza
3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
4. Congestive cardiac failure
5. Cellulitis
6. Urinary tract Infections (UTIs), including pyelonephritis
7. Gangrene
8. Other vaccine preventable diseases
9. Convulsions and epilepsy
10. Ear, nose and throat infections


To be eligible you must:
  1. Be located in the Metro South region
    • Metro South region covers the Brisbane southside, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim (to Beaudesert) regions
  2. Be a Community Applicant (one of the following):
    • An incorporated not-for-profit organisation
    • An organisation sponsoring an unincorporated not-for-profit organisation

More information

Detailed information on how to apply and eligibility criteria can be found in the application guidelines and application form.

Applications close Thursday 1 May, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.

2018 grant recipients

Click on the links below to find out more about the 2018 grant recipients.

The Kombi Clinic Project

Developed by Hepatitis Queensland, the Kombi Clinic will now support more people living with Hepatitis C. The Kombi Clinic Project is a collaborative mobile clinic operated in partnership with Dr Matt Young and Dr Joss O’Loan from Medeco Medical Centre, Inala. It targets hard to reach or otherwise disadvantaged populations where there are known high rates of incidence, prevalence and/or risk of transmission of Hepatitis C.

Wound Care Pilot Project

Anglicare Southern Queensland will begin an innovative pilot project providing community-based wound care and education. The Wound Clinic Pilot Project will provide evidence-based care in the community and enhance the knowledge of care providers, clients and their families to better manage and prevent this very complex health problem.


The World Wellness Group aims to reduce the number of preventable cardiac hospital presentations by people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.  The language barrier, and limited knowledge of the Australian healthcare system, means people from CALD communities are being discharged with treatment plans and medication regimes they don’t fully understand. The project will take a multifaceted approach including better community coordination and developing collaborative care protocols to help overcome these difficulties.

Last updated 6 October 2020
Last reviewed 28 February 2018