Premier's Fund for Children and Young People...

You Said It, We Did It

Children and young people across Tasmania wrote to the Premier outlining their hopes and dreams for young Tasmanians.

They told the Premier they wanted more social and recreational activities in their local communities.

We acted on that feedback and are now excited to announce the opening of the Premier's Fund for Children and Young People.

This fund will provide grants of up to $50,000 for projects that increase children and young people's participation or access to recreational or social activities.

Applications were open from 27 November 2021 and closed on 11 February 2022.

A panel is currently being convened to assess the grant proposals, with successful recipients to be announced in April 2022.

Due to enormous interest in the Fund since it opened for applications in November last year, the Tasmanian Government has doubled the funding for this grant round to $1 million. This will allow even more current applications to be funded, to the benefit of children and young people across the State.

If you miss out this year, future opportunities will be available, with two more grant rounds of $500,000 each in 2023 and 2024 – for a total of $2 million for recreational and social infrastructure and programs across Tasmania specifically for children and young people.

Further information and application guidelines can be found on our Grants page.

It Takes a Tasmanian Village...

- Our Vision -

Children and young people in Tasmania have what they need to grow and thrive.

The Tasmanian Government has developed 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 four-year Strategy 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. You can view the get creative responses, the postcards to the Premier, and submissions to the Discussion Paper on this website.

Thank you to our consultation partners, the Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Youth Network of Tasmania, the Mental Health Council of Tasmania, and Playgroup Tasmania for the face to face conversations you led for us across the State.

View responses

You have told us how we can make Tasmania the best place for children and young people. You can view the artwork, letters, postcards and submissions to the Discussion Paper below.

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.

To learn more about the different areas of wellbeing click on the tiles below.

Aboriginal acknowledgement

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.

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