NOW OPEN - Premier's Fund for Children and Young People
Applications for the Premier’s Fund for Children and Young People will be open from 12 August 2023 to 2 October 2023.
The Premier's Fund is a key action within the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and recognises the importance of listening and providing opportunity for children and young people to have a say in decisions that are important to them.
The purpose of the grants program is to increase children and young people's participation in recreational and social activities in their local communities.
Successful applicants will be required to link their proposals to a community need that has been identified by children and young people, and continue to engage with children and young people around the planning, design and implementation of programs. Individual grants of up to $30,000 are available from a funding pool of $500,000.
It Takes a Tasmanian Village...
In August 2021 the Tasmanian Government released Tasmania’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy for 0-25 year olds, which has a specific focus on the first 1,000 days (the critical early years, from pregnancy to two years old).
Tasmanians shared their hopes and dreams for all children and young people in our State and this feedback inspired the title of the Strategy ‘It Takes a Tasmanian Village’, along with our vision, and a set of 10 principles that will guide the way we work as we implement the Strategy.
The $100 million first four-year Action Plan contains 65 initiatives that support the wellbeing of 0 to 25 year olds. The Strategy also provides a wellbeing framework for future four-year plans.
Thank you to all of the Tasmanian children, young people, their caregivers, and the service sector who helped develop the Strategy.
Key Ingredients of Wellbeing
Wellbeing is when a child or young person feels loved and safe, has the things they need, is healthy, learning and participating and has a positive sense of culture and identity. Children and young people in Tasmania told us how caring for the environment is important to them and how it impacts on all areas of their wellbeing.
To learn more about the different areas of wellbeing, including the impact of the environment, click on the tiles below.
The Tasmanian Government acknowledges and pays respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners and continuing custodians of the land and acknowledges elders past and present. For over 2,000 generations, Tasmanian Aboriginal peoples’ health and wellbeing has been and continues to be based on a deep and continuous connection to family, community and the land, sea and waterways.