Neighbours Every Day and Healthy Tasmania – Community Grants
We’re very excited to be partnering again with Healthy Tasmania to support and encourage people to connect with their neighbours to increase belonging and minimise loneliness.
We invite local Tasmanian community members, groups and organisations to apply for grants up to $1,250 that can be used to host neighbourly activities in your community.
Read the guidelines here.
This grant is funded by the Healthy Tasmania Fund through the Tasmanian Government.
Starting Point Neighbourhood House – Wellness Walk
A social bus trip for community members with limited transport options and a wellness walk. The social outing will be to Deloraine visiting Ashgrove cheese, Van Diemen’s Ice Creamery and the Deloraine and District Folk Museum, followed by a walk down the main street of Deloraine to the train park for a picnic lunch.
With One Voice Break O’Day Community Choir
Weekly bus transport from St Helens to Scamander to give residents the ability to attend choir rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at Scamander Sports Complex. To celebrate Neighbour Every Day 2023 on Sunday 26th March by getting together in song with our community.
Mary & The Elephant Film Night in St Mary’s.
Film night to bring the community together with an entertaining movie enhanced by lively discussion and healthy local food.
Cornerstone Youth Services – Bite on the Bank
A series of community barbeque gatherings for young people aged 12-25 and family/friends. Funds will go towards sporting equipment for entertainment at the bbqs. Community meals will include bbq sausages and salads, including vegetarian options.
Interweave Arts Association – Invermay (Swampies) Gumboot Gala
A free winter gathering of people from a broad spectrum of the community. A focus will be on fun, with the gumboot as a motif connecting participants. Various activities will be held including a gumboot throwing competition and other challenges, live local music, also exhibitions.
Lebrina Hall Committee – Winter Solstice Trivia Event
A Winter Solstice Trivia and Supper for the local community. Funds would be used to cover costs such as gas heating, supper expenses such as food, drinks, cleaning supplies, disposable food and drink ware, sound equipment requirements and prizes for our trivia winners. Speak Up Stay Chatty will present at the event.
Perth Scone Time
SCONE TIME (Social, Community, once a month, Neighbours, Establish an event. Tried and true, Inclusive, Menu, Event).
Rosebery Neighbourhood House – Bringing Community Together
Community lunches, BBQs, afternoon and morning teas. Focus on connecting with socially isolated people.
Devonport Friday Night Skatepark Sessions
A self-organised, sports meet up in Devonport called Devo Sessions. Funding will be used to fund a competition to promote the regular sessions.
Live Well Die Well and Showing Up for Grief
Community Expos to build community connections and partnerships for better health and wellbeing, and to help with relationships towards the end of life.
Housing Choices Tasmania – Harmony Day Community BBQ
Harmony Day “Everyone Belongs” event for people transitioning to the area. Funds will be used for food, drinks, drink bottles and tote bags for attendees.
Sulphur Creek Community Garden – Shade Sail
A large sun sail will be installed, and a BBQ will be hosted by the community garden volunteers for the neighbourhood who would be invited for a meet and greet for Neighbour Day.
Somerset Community Connections
Community event to attract new members to the Somerset Vinnies Community Hub. Involves free food and demonstration workshops to learn new skills. Funds will be used to purchase the food and vegetable seedlings to give away to guests to plant a rainbow to eat.
Men’s Long Lunch
Long lunch to share a meal with retired and semi-retired farmers and Agriculture professionals. Funds will be used to purchase some basic cooking equipment and food.
Stowport/Natone Community Wellbeing Project
For events to both promote community inclusion, as well as provide opportunities for people to explore ways to help engage in preventative mental health care. The funding will be used to cover the cost of local hall hire, and payment of services for health and well-being practitioners to put on four sessions over the next six months to demonstrate techniques to improve well-being. These sessions will include: yoga, a guided mindfulness/relaxation session, art session, and a singing/ukelele group session.
Seasonal Workers and Ulverstone Community Neighbourhood Day
To host a Neighbourhood Day at midday on the 26th of March at the Red Cross Hall in Ulverstone. The organisation has invited 50 seasonal workers and the broader Ulverstone community. Funds will provide for entertainment and food.
Sheffield Community Garden Autumn Gathering
To host an autumn garden gathering to celebrate the end of the growing season. Event organisers will use local produce to create a shared meal of jacket potatoes and promote cheap, local and nourishing. Entertainment will include African drumming workshops. Funds will also be used to install solar lighting to increase access during the darker months.
Circular Head Council Community Connections Event
To host a Harmony Day/ Neighbour Day community event, bringing together the community to come together, including the large Pakistani/ Muslim community who have recently moved to Circular Head. Funds will be used to provide catering and entertainment.