Preventive Health Grants For 26 Community Projects Announced By Minister

Preventive Health Grants For 26 Community Projects Announced By Minister

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson

Healthy Community Grants Announced

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said more than $500,000 in preventive health grants will flow to 26 community projects around the State to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians.

Hodgman Government’s Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants of up to $25,000 each, are encouraging innovation and grassroots community action to improve the health of Tasmanians.

Projects will focus on quitting smoking, healthy eating, physical activity and community connection.

Grants will help communities develop partnerships with health providers, local government, not-for-profits and commercial enterprises and businesses.

Hodgman Government is offering a total of $1 Million in grants over 3-years to communities for activities that support healthy lifestyles.

Remaining funds will be allocated to projects selected in application rounds in 2018 and 2019.

“Grants are an important part of the Health Tasmania 5 Year Strategic Plan, the Hodgman Government’s bold new approach to helping people enjoy better health and happier, longer lives.” Minister Ferguson said.