Healthy Tasmania Innovations Grants info session report

Healthy Tasmania Innovations Grants info session report

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Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants info sessions a big success

Sessions were held in Moonah, Launceston and Devonport from 21-29 June 2017, with video conferencing to Burnie, Smithton and Queenstown.

One hundred people attended and connected with like-minded community members and organisations.

Participants were asked to share their name, organisation and potential project ideas. This was immensely helpful as others were able to identify quickly and immediately with those they might like to work with and to strengthen their project ideas.

Light refreshments were provided, along with time to network and connect. The rooms were abuzz with conversation and attendees were very grateful to have an opportunity to meet and be in the same room sharing ideas and solutions.

Questions were noted down and compiled into a Frequently Asked Questions document that is now available at the Community Innovations Grants website www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/innovationgrants

From our feedback forms we learned:

Ninety-seven per cent of the participants who responded to the survey rated the usefulness of the content High to Very High and 100 per cent of attendees felt more confident in applying for the community innovations grants.

Participants were asked what they found most useful about the session:

“Good to have the introductions and opportunity to network and expand on ideas.”
“Gets you thinking about what would be best for the community in your area.”
“Sharing of project ideas helped with defining our projects to meet overlooked areas.”
“Great to see so many organisations wanting to contribute.”
“Finding out about what is already available in the community is inspiring.”