Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government will provide nearly $2.2 million in new grant funding for community and not-for-profit organisations to invest in the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Twenty-six organisations across Tasmania have been successful in securing Healthy Tasmania Fund grants of up to $200 000.
The grants are aimed at reducing smoking, improving healthy eating and physical activity, and reducing the rates of obesity in Tasmania.
The successful projects demonstrate a strong evidence base, wide reach in their community or high needs groups, strong community partnerships, value for money and sustainability beyond the grant funding.
Successful projects include:
- helping people quit smoking through intensive and targeted smoking cessation support;
- supporting social enterprises supply local seasonal food to their communities; and
- providing free outdoor fitness and adventure sessions to young people.
Due to the large number of high quality applications, the Government has provided an additional $770 000 to its initial $1.4 million funding for this round of Healthy Tasmania Fund grants.
Next year the Government will announce a new round of Healthy Tasmania Fund grants for 2020-21.
The community-led grants are an important part of the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan, enabling community connections to strengthen and help people live a happy, healthy life.
Healthy Tasmania is a key part of the Government’s investment to prevent chronic conditions and improve the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians.
Visit www.health.tas.gov.au/healthytasmaniafund for the full list of successful applicants.