Premier's Fund - Successful Applications Announced

14 July 2022

41 New Recreational and Social Activities for Tasmania's Children and Young People

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is focused on strengthening the future for all Tasmanians by delivering on projects that will make a real difference in our communities.

Tasmania’s children and young people are set to benefit from a raft of new recreational and social activities across the State with the announcement of 41 successful projects and programs being funded through the Premier’s Fund for Children and Young People.

The Premier’s Fund delivers on a key action from Tasmania’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy – It Takes a Tasmanian Village – which embodies the Premier's vision for Tasmania: a place where everyone feels valued, included, encouraged and supported to be the best they can be.

This $100 million Strategy outlines our long-term vision to improve the lives of Tasmanian Children and Young People.

Following the release of the Strategy, we invited Tasmanians to tell us what was important to them. What they told us is that they wanted more recreational and social opportunities where they live.

Today, in response to the voices of those who wrote to us, we announced 41 successful projects will share in about $1.5 million, which will provide increased access to social and recreational opportunities within local communities for all children and young people across all regionals of Tasmania.

These projects will include a range of infrastructure and social activities, including skate parks, pump tracks, playground improvements, after school activities, inclusive programs for youth, bike programs and programs for Aboriginal and multicultural youth. And they will be in all areas of Tasmania: from down south all the way up to Flinders Island.

The Premier previously said that he will lead a government with heart, one that listens to Tasmanians’ needs and ensures Tasmanians’ priorities continue to be the government’s priorities.

And as we continue to deliver on the Strategy, he remains committed to listening to the voices of children and young people, acting on what we have heard, and involving local children and young people in decisions that affect them.

A final grant round of $500,000 will be conducted in 2023/24 and information regarding this grant round will be advertised widely with further details to be made available closer to the date.

A list of successful organisations and projects that have received funding under the first grant round is available below:





Big hART Inc


Skate of Mind – a youth led mental health initiative in rural Tasmania


Bridgewater PCYC

Derwent Valley

Reconnect DV – collaborative project to reconnect young people in the Derwent Valley in education and social activities


Broadmarsh/Elderslie Progress Association


Play, Fit and Fun – repair and resurface of tennis court, wheelchair access, play equipment and shade sails


Central Highlands Council


Ouse Recreation Ground Development


Colony 47


Branching Out Project – social and recreational activities for young people at risk of homelessness


Devonport City Council


Skate Park at Highfield Park – includes construction of skate park, youth art workshops and a launch event for the community

$49, 725

Dorset Community Assoc.


Dorset Kids Connect – children’s activities and family support, social activities, skills building and referrals to services


Dorset Council


Scottsdale Bike Park Construction


Flinders Island Aboriginal Assoc.

Lady Barron Island

Lady Barron Park Equipment Upgrade


George Town Council

George Town

Creative George Town - school holiday/after school program offering artistic activities


Hawthorn Football Club

Launceston and Regional Areas

Big Day Out – inspiration bay for children and parents/carers from regional areas. Provides transport and tickets to an AFL game in Launceston


Hobart PCYC

Hobart, Glenorchy and Huon Valley

Bounce Back Program – personal development for young people through education and building trust


Just Like Jack Inc.


Zoo Adventure for children with disabilities and their families


Karadi Aboriginal Assoc.


Positive Community Engagement for Aboriginal Youth


Kentish Council


Skate:Life – skateboarding and mentoring program


Kingborough Council


Youth Space @ Kingston Park – activities, workshops, regular BBQ and Beats program and installation of a permanent table tennis table


Lady Gowrie


Young Makers Kingborough – 5 workshops using recycled material and pop up playgrounds


Landcare Tasmania


Know Your Local Patch – nature based school holiday activities


Latrobe High School Assoc.


Connecting Bikes for Kids – includes a shed for bike storage, supervision by teacher aides and safety equipment


Launceston PCYC Inc.

Launceston City

Be You! – inclusive youth program to increase participation from marginalised and minority groups


Margate Primary School Assoc.


Bike and Pump Track includes provision of bikes and safety equipment


Maydena Community Assoc.


Green Space development by filling in disused local pool


Meander Valley Council


Co-Led Youth Participation through a one year wellbeing project to build ongoing community youth participation


Midway Point Neighbourhood House

Midway Point

Kids Group – Young, Fun and Skilled. Will include after school workshops for children and youth.


Migrant Resource Centre Inc.


Multicultural Youth Game Changer Tournaments, co-designed and delivered by youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds.


Parklands High School Association


Bike Track in surrounding school parkland that will be accessible to the whole community


Port Dalrymple School Association

George Town

Bike Riding Program – includes purchase of bikes to allow children and young people to access local bike tracks


Reconciliation Council of Tasmania

 Huon Valley

lutruwita Youth Mob – aims to give young palawa Tasmanians agency ad a platform to connect and share life experiences


Salvation Army


kutalayna after school program


Snug Primary School Association


Rideo Biking Skills will provide mountain bike workshops for students


Sorell School Council Association Inc.


TAKE 2022, ready, steady, action! A youth led place based inclusive arts program


South Arm Primary School Assoc.

South Arm

South Arm Primary School Pump Track


Southern Midlands Council


Splash-in Good Fun! Water skills for local community children and young people


Square Pegs Dyslexia Support and Advocacy Inc.


Springboard Dyslexia Camp – residential camp for children with dyslexia


St Aloysius Catholic College

Kingston and surrounds

Outdoor Community Gatherings including an outdoor space to enable Pop up Play events


Starting Point Neighbourhood House


Ravenswood Afterschool Activities, Relationships and Support


Swansea Primary School Parents and Friends Assoc.


Nature Play for Rural Families


Tassie Mums


Activity Packs for children exiting family violence, experiencing poverty or arriving from a new country


Waratah-Wynyard Council


Waratah-Wynyard Magical Parks. Virtual reality park experiences


Youth Collective North East Coast Tasmania

St Helens

YCNECT Freedom Fund – outreach recreational activities for young people on the North East Coast


Youth Futures


Homeless not Helpless – outdoor activities for homeless youth