Supporting Tasmanian communities to be healthier

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Twenty-six community organisations across the state will provide locally-driven initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians, thanks to our latest round of Healthy Tasmania Fund grants.

The best way to support Tasmanians to be healthy and active is through grassroots initiatives in their own communities, and locals know best what their communities need.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is providing more than $2.5 million to 26 organisations and local governments under the Healthy Tasmania Fund Round 2.

These successful grant recipients were selected from 113 applications and will deliver a range of exciting projects that focus on building community connections, being smoke free, eating well, more physically active and improving mental health and wellbeing.

The Healthy Tasmania Fund is a key strategy of our Healthy Tasmania 5 Year Strategic Plan and provides community-led grants to help Tasmanians live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Healthy Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government and community partnership to work towards our aspirational goal of making Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia.

The Government will release a new Healthy Tasmania Plan later this year to build on the achievements of the past five years and secure Tasmania’s future.

The development of our next Healthy Tasmania Plan builds on our $20 million commitment to prioritise prevention and early intervention, which includes funding to expand a school lunch pilot to encourage healthy eating, fund a range of community focused health programs and roll out our Youth Smoking Prevention Package.

Visit www.health.tas.gov.au/healthytasmaniafund for the full list of successful applicants.

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