Hot spots

Building community resilience to reduce the health and social impact of heatwaves.
Grants made within the Hot Spots Initiative up to and including the 2019/2020 financial year
Total: $245,970
Grants made within the Hot Spots Initiative up to and including the 2019/2020 financial year
Total: $245,970

About

Across Greater Melbourne communities are becoming more resilient thanks to Hot Spots, an Initiative by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

With the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, Hot Spots provides funding to health and community organisations to proactively support their communities.

Using the Monash Heat Vulnerability Index, the Foundation identified key areas in Melbourne with higher temperatures during heatwaves, along with higher levels of socio-economic disadvantage. In 2018, the Foundation invited applications for funding from not-for-profit organisations already working in health and community service sectors.

Hot Spots supports collaborations between community health, social service organisations, local government and emergency services in areas requiring more intensive community care during extreme heat.

Our Hot Spots Initiative aligns with:

3. Good Health and Well-being 5. Gender Equality 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure 10. Reduced Inequality 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 13. Climate Action

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What we're working towards

 
  1. Increased capacity of health organisations to respond to the health impacts of climate change
 
  1. Increased energy efficiency and climate resilience of vulnerable households

We're working with
Cohealth
Enliven Victoria (SEHCP Inc)
​IPC Health


Advisory group partners:
Emergency Management Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services
Sustainability Victoria
Victorian Council of Social Services

Also involved
Ambulance Victoria
Bolton Clarke
Brimbank Council 
Climate and Health Alliance
Dandenong Council
HealthWest
Southern Migrant Resource Centre
Victoria Police

Initiative updates and outcomes
Keep Cool in Summer
20 February 2020


Keep Cool in Summer - HotSpots Brimbank

IPC Health Ltd

Healthy & Resilient Communities | Environment & Sustainability

Status
Active grant
Initiative
Hot spots
Grant Amount
$50,970
Grant Type
Initiative
Year
2019/2020

CroakeyGO walking journalism event in Brimbank
06 December 2019

Innovative, real-time journalism event to share local heatwave health information
07 November 2019


CroakeyGo Hot Spots Brimbank

IPC Health Ltd

Healthy & Resilient Communities | Environment & Sustainability

Status
Completed grant
Initiative
Hot spots
Grant Amount
$15,000
Grant Type
Initiative
Year
2019/2020

Hot Spots Initiative featured in Croakey Health Media
25 September 2019

The Foundation's Hot Spots Initiative has been featured in Croakey Health Media's 'Covering Climate Now initiative'.

You can read the full article in our Knowledge Hub.
Hot Spots Initiative poster available for download
28 August 2019

The Hot Spots Initiative has been summarised in poster format, prepared for the 2019 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference. You can access the poster using the link below.

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Collaborate with us

Does your organisation's work align with the Hot spots Initiative? Speak to:
Dr Karyn Bosomworth
Program Manager - Healthy & Resilient Communities