Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants

Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants

Print version of 2017 successful applicants

Print version of 2018 Community Innovations Grants - Round 2

The Tasmanian Government is investing $1 million in the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants.

The grants are an important part of the Health Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan, the State Government's new approach to helping people enjoy better health and happier, longer lives.

Between 2017 and 2019 we will provide seed-funding to support innovative, sustainable, grassroots, community-driven programs that aim to improve health and reduce health inequities for Tasmanian communities.

Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants – Round 2

Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants of up to $25 000 each are available again to support healthy eating, physical activity, quitting smoking, and encourage community connection and partnerships.

The Tasmanian government will offer $500 000 in community grants in 2018-19 for activities that support healthy lifestyles in Tasmania as part of its Healthy Tasmania Strategy.

The second round of grants will open 20 August 2018 and close 5 pm, 2 November 2018 and funds will be available January 2019

Eligibility

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.

Project Scope

Your project can focus on healthy eating OR physical activity OR smoking cessation. If your project covers two (or all three) of these, that’s fine too.

However, all projects should have a community connection focus.

Regional information sessions

We encourage interested groups to start discussing project ideas of up to 12 months duration within their communities.

We are holding regional information sessions where you can get information, share ideas and ask questions, and join us for a light lunch. These will be at:

South: West Moonah Community House – 130 Springfield Avenue, West Moonah
11 am–1.30 pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018

North West: Devonport Community Health Centre – Meeting Room 3, Ground Floor, 23 Steele Street, Devonport 11 am–1.30 pm, Wednesday 18 July 2018. Videoconferencing with the Devonport session will be available at:

  • Burnie North West Regional Hospital, Admin Meeting Room – Level 1, 23 Brickport Road, Burnie
  • Queenstown West Coast District Hospital, RICETC Room – 60/64 Orr Street, Queenstown
  • Smithton District Hospital & Community Health Centre, RICETC Room – 74 Brittons Road, Smithton

North: NICS Building – Community Room 2, Ground Floor, 41 Frankland Street, Launceston,
11 am–1:30 pm, Thursday 19 July 2018

Contact

RSVP via ahealthytasmania@dhhs.tas.gov.au for all information sessions and/or to join our mailing list for future announcements.

Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations grants successful applicants 2017

Organisation

Priority Area addressed (noting that all had to address community connections)

Region

Comment

Bothwell Wellness Group - Connecting Our Isolated Community Through Physical Activity

Physical Activity

South

Focus on connecting isolated communities through physical activity.

Child Health Association Tas - Tasmanian Bush Food Garden to Plate

Healthy Eating

South

Highly innovative project based at tagari lia Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Bridgewater using existing demonstration bush food garden and Aboriginal community stories. Focused on children 0-5 and their families.

Clarence City Council - Walkable Futures Clarence

Physical Activity

South

Walkability audit framework developed at Clarence City Council in partnership with Heart Foundation and community participants. Resource to be shared more broadly and shape council expenditure to improve liveability in areas vulnerable to poor health outcomes

Devonport City Council - Square Peg Project

Physical Activity/Healthy Eating

NW

Health and wellbeing project focused on young people at risk of social exclusion.

Drug Education Network - Tobacco Free Communities - Target: Glamorgan Spring Bay

Tobacco Cessation

North

Innovative approach to supporting quitting, building on evidence for effectiveness in recent trial with pregnant women.

Eat Well Tasmania Inc - Eat Well Tasmania Social Marketing Campaign

Healthy Eating

Statewide

Social marketing campaign to encourage Tasmanians to eat local and seasonally grown fruit and vegetables. Will closely align with the Healthy Tasmania Challenge #Vegitup and #GetFruity weeks.

Geeveston Community Centre - The Cycle of Food

Healthy Eating

South

Focus on low income participants and building on the success of previous programs in the region. Developing partnerships with local producers.

Health Advisory Team Central Highlands - Highlands Food Connect Project

Healthy Eating

South

Aims to improve access and supply of healthy affordable food, and build engagement and skills. Focus on people on low incomes and older people, especially those living alone and those in isolated areas.

Hobart City Council - Healthy Hobart Goes Dark

Physical Activity

South

Innovative community based health promotion program aimed at increasing physical activity during winter. Aligns health promotion with a successful social festival.

Hobart City Farm Inc - Fresh Connections

Healthy Eating

South

Partnering with local neighbourhood houses to build the existing social enterprise (production farm to local fresh affordable local supply), increase reach and reduce barriers to access.

Hub4Health - Break O'Day Active 4 Life

Physical Activity

North

Will build on the Active4Life Community Gym established in St Marys in 2016. Will promote new community connections and enhance and expand participation in physical activity through the development of a new Active4Life gym facility in St Helens and by providing improved levels of access to the resources available at programs to the St Marys Active4Life facility.

Jordan River Service Inc - Waterbridge Food Co-Op

Healthy Eating

South

Building capacity of Waterbridge Food Co-op to increase reach and sustainability.

Kingborough Council - Empowering Seniors Program

Physical Activity

South

Focus on regionally isolated and at-risk seniors. Outreach of a successful existing physical activity program.

Launceston City Mission - #Mission2Quit

Tobacco Cessation

North

Focus on staff and volunteers to support their own quit efforts and build capacity to support clients to quit through brief interventions training.

Mountain Bike Australia - Mountain Bike Skills Clinics for Women and Girls

Physical Activity

Statewide

Clinic to introduce activity of mountain biking to women and girls.

Migrant Resource Centre - Developing Community Connections for Migrant and Refugee Families

Physical Activity/Healthy Eating

North

Focus on people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are recent arrivals. Aimed at improving knowledge of and access to physical activities and healthy eating for these groups.

Migrant Resource Centre South - MY Swim to Sports

Physical Activity

South

Focused on people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with low English language levels. Aimed at understanding and overcoming barriers to participation in physical activity through pathways to sporting clubs and infrastructure. Focus on swimming due to recognised importance of skills in this area.

New Horizons Club Inc - All Abilities Sport to go Statewide

Physical Activity

Statewide

Dedicated all-sports club for people with disabilities building on successful program offered in the north to address recognised gap in Southern Tasmania. Working in partnership with a range of sporting clubs.

PARKRUN Inc - Park Run Expansion in Tasmania

Physical Activity

North West

Will establish three new parkrun events in Tasmania.   These free, weekly, timed 5km events will be operated by local volunteers in local communities, parkrun.  This project encourages physical activity, volunteering and community connectedness.

Starting Point Neighbourhood House - Healthy Shed

Physical Activity/Healthy Eating

North

Designed to activate newly established men and community shed in Ravenwood. Focus on men with a program to support smoking cessation, increased physical activity and healthy eating. Targeting up to 50 men over a 14 week program.

Tasdeaf - Healthy Living for Tasmanians Who are Deaf

Physical Activity/Healthy Eating

Statewide

Healthy Eating and physical activity information presented in Auslan – first language of people who are Deaf. Will produce a resource tailored to the Deaf community in partnership with content experts through existing partnerships.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Group - Kipli nayri takariliya rrala (KNTR) Good Food, Strong Families

Healthy Eating

Statewide

Delivering a culturally appropriate short course on nutrition and physical activity through community connections and stories. The focus will be on the Tasmanian Aboriginal community in 7 locations throughout Tasmania with the aim of further reach through trained champions and new resources in palawa kani (Tasmanian Aboriginal language).

Waratah-Wynyard Council - Increasing Healthy Eating and Physical Exercise

Healthy Eating

NW

Targeting disadvantaged school students in the area to improve healthy eating and physical activity. Building on a strong base of successful program delivery.

Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre - Outdoor Kitchen

Healthy Eating

South

Enable opportunities for food education, cooking classes and social connection for those most vulnerable to poor health.

West Moonah Community House - First Choice Food Co-Op and Gardens

Healthy Eating

South

Expand capacity of existing community gardens and run healthy eating skills building program for parents and their children. Focus on low income families in Moonah and Goodwood.

Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre - Food REDi - Healthy Me, Healthy You

Healthy Eating

NW

Building community capacity to afford and produce healthy meals. Weekly sessions over 6 months linking to existing community resources. Also targeted focus on building skills of children.

Funding eligibility

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.

June information sessions report

Email ahealthytasmania@dhhs.tas.gov.au for more information or to join our mailing list.

December 2017