A new round of statewide Healthy Tasmania community grants are set to promote better health so more Tasmanians can live happier and longer lives.
Twenty-four successful applications were awarded seed funding of up to $25 000 to promote physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation and building community connections.
All projects will draw on existing community strengths, services and resources to make healthier choices easier in homes, workplaces, schools and in the broader community.
The projects demonstrate innovation, forward thinking and inclusiveness, and involve a wide range of Tasmanians right around the state.
In the longer term these initiatives will help keep many Tasmanians healthier for longer and out of the health system.
These second-round grants are part of the State Government’s Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan $1 million allocation for small-scale preventive health projects over four years.
The Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations grants support community partnership approaches to introducing new and innovative ways to improve health.
Through Healthy Tasmania we intend giving Tasmanians the information, encouragement and tools to help them make healthy lifestyle changes.
Healthy Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government and community partnership.
Visit www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/innovationgrants for the full list of successful applicants.