Up to $25,000 is available from Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants to improve health and reduce health inequities for Tasmanian communities.
Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants
The Tasmanian Government will offer $500 000 in the second round of the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants in 2018-19. Grants will fund activities that support innovative, sustainable, grassroots, community-driven programs that aim to improve health and reduce health inequities for Tasmanian communities.
The grants will focus on:
- reducing smoking
- improving healthy eating and physical activity
- building community connections.
Community groups can apply for funding up to $25,000 for up to a 12-month project.
Funding is available for:
- Brand new, innovative ideas OR established initiatives that already exist elsewhere but may be new to your community.
- Projects that expand community reach or new models of projects that have been successful for other groups; for example, a successful student smoking cessation initiative that could be broadened to include young mothers, new migrants or isolated members of your community.
Projects can consider all ages in a community from early years, school years, young people and adolescence, working age and older age. Projects that bring different age groups together and build community connections are encouraged. Projects must be respectful and inclusive of diverse population groups.
Preference will be given to projects that:
- promote healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation plus build community connections
- make healthier choices easier in homes, workplaces, schools and the community
- draw on existing community strengths, services and resources
- demonstrate innovation and forward thinking
- are inclusive and involve a diverse range of community members, for example, young people, Aboriginal people, migrants and refugees, older people, people with mental health issues or disabilities; and are respectful and inclusive of these groups
- are likely to improve access to health promoting activities and services for those who are most vulnerable to poor health
- have an integrated and collaborative approach. For example, they could include not-for-profit organisations, local government, health providers, volunteers, and local industries or businesses whose purpose, aims, values and principles are compatible with those of the Department of Health
- are supported by financial or in-kind contributions
- show the organisational capacity to deliver and evaluate the outcomes of the project.
The grants are open to all Tasmanian communities.
To be eligible for funding your organisation must:
- be an incorporated not-for-profit legal entity or be sponsored by an incorporated organisation or a not-for-profit legal entity. This includes local government.
- have an office or branch in Tasmania and be proposing to undertake the project in Tasmania.
Applications close 2 November 2018.