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Healthy Tasmania Update - Edition 3 (December 2022)

Winners of the Healthy Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Award for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards. On stage holding the cheque is Premier and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Jeremy Rockliff with Live Well Tasmania members. Robin Krabbe, centered, is holding up the award.

Congratulations Live Well Tasmania - 2022 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

For three years, Live Well Tasmania has run projects that aim to increase physical activity, eating well and mental health. Projects include regular arts, movement, gardening, cooking and music sessions that support those in need. They manage a vegetable box scheme, which supplies organically grown vegetables to the local community.

Live Well Tasmania was presented its award at the Awards Gala Presentation on Friday, 28 October 2022. The Honourable Jeremy Rockliff, Premier and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing presented the award.

The Healthy Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Award celebrates the work of community champions and organisations in keeping people healthy and well. Live Well Tasmania offers an excellent example of how to make a difference in communities by bringing people together to find solutions and support the vision of Healthy Tasmania.

Congratulations to Live Well Tasmania, our finalists, semi-finalists and all those nominated for the 2022 Healthy Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Awards. We also want to thank Awards Australia and our category judges for their time and input in supporting this exciting and great event.

Lift Local grant update 

Expressions of interest are closed, but if you still want to join in, send us an email or call 6166 1691.

Healthy Focus grants close this week

Are you thinking about applying for a Healthy Focus grant? Applications close on 14 December.

Healthy Focus grants support action on Healthy Tasmania focus areas: priority populations, health literacy, mental health and wellbeing, active living, eating well, smoke-free communities, reducing alcohol harm, and climate change and health.

They are from $20,000 to $100,000 for projects or activities up to two years.

View more about Healthy Focus grants, including eligibility, guidelines, frequency asked questions and helpful resources on the Healthy Focus grants webpage.

Step Forward receives more funding!

We have some exciting news!

Due to the popularity of the Step Forward grants, there has been additional funding allocated to the funding pool for the 2022-2023 financial year. This will go quickly – so make sure you get your applications in soon.

We have received lots of applications, with $115,287 allocated to 25 projects already. Increasing the funding pool will help organisations secure funding to increase their community’s health and wellbeing.

Many of the successful projects focus on food security, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing and priority populations. Congratulations to those that have received a grant so far. We have a list of successful recipients on our Step Forward webpage.

Healthy Together grant update

Healthy Together grants are for communities to explore local health and wellbeing solutions and test them out over several years. These grants are for $300,000 and 8 communities will be selected to participate in 2023.

A community can be a geographical community, a population group or a community that comes together around an issue.

This funding will give selected communities the time to come together and plan. It is flexible, so communities can test and adjust as they go. It aims to connect to other local health and wellbeing action.

The Healthy Together grants will be allocated through a process which takes account of existing programs and funding in communities, areas of need and a willingness and interest in working together to make a difference.

We are currently designing a selection process in consultation with the Healthy Tasmania Fund Working Group and we plan to share the outcome by mid-2023.

Organisations and community groups are enthusiastic about the Healthy Together grant and are keen to share their ideas. Until more information about the selection process is available, you can send us an email to share your thoughts.

Stay updated via our website.

Healthy Tasmania Fund Information and Networking Sessions Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who attended the face-to-face Healthy Tasmania Fund Information and Networking Sessions in October and November. It was great to see a wide range of organisations and local councils attend. The sessions gave attendees the chance to hear more information about the funding available and ask questions.Nine attendees of the Healthy Tasmania Fund Information and Networking sessions standing around talking to each other. This is at the back of the room.

There was also the opportunity to share project ideas and network with others. If you are thinking of applying for any of our grants and missed out on attending the sessions, you can watch a recording of the Healthy Tasmania Fund Webinar from October. There is also a short 3-minute animation that provides a great summary of the new Fund.