The ACT government will award nearly $900,000 to three community anti-smoking programs, as part of efforts to curb smoking rates in vulnerable communities.
The funding, announced on World No Tobacco Day, will support programs designed to reach groups with high smoking rates.
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said the government could better target groups through community organisations that had existing relationships.
"Ultimately our aim is to help lower the burden of preventable chronic disease in our community and the Healthy Canberra Grants go a long way in helping us achieve this goal," Ms Stephen-Smith said.
Directions Health Services will receive more than $280,000 over three years for its Butt it Out! support program, designed for people with alcohol and drug dependency and comorbid mental illness.
The Worldview Foundation will receive more than $325,000 for programs that work with detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
The Cancer Council ACT will receive $284,000 for the Tackling Tobacco program which targets disadvantaged communities and works with community organisations.
In 2016, 10 per cent of people in the ACT aged 14 and older smoked daily, compared to 12 per cent nationally.