The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is a member based peak body. We represent and promote the interests of community managed mental health services and have a strong commitment to enabling better access and outcomes for every Tasmanian.

Mental Health Week Small Grants Program

In 2018, a number of Mental Health Week Small Grants program will  allocated $20,000 in funding to assist with the staging of mental health promotion activities during Mental Health Week in Tasmania 7 – 13 October 2018.

2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants availability for applicants

  • Grants of $2000
  • Grants of $1500
  • Grants of $1000
  • Grants of $750
  • Grants of $500

*subject to the number of successful applications, grant amount allocations may differ and allocation will be at the discretion of the MHW Grants Selection Panel.

2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants – Eligibility 

Organisations must have an ABN or be auspiced by an organisation with an ABN, and be undertaking the event or activity within Tasmania. The planned activity or event must CLEARLY align with the theme for 2018 Mental Health Week, ‘Stronger Together’.  Funds are not available for the promotional events or activities being held by for-profit organisations.  The event or activity must take place either during 2018 Mental Health Week, or just prior or following the awareness week dates.  Successful Grant recipient groups or organisations must also register their event on the MHW Events registration page.

What do the 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grant selection panel look for?

The selection panel welcome applications that are particularly creative and innovative, and demonstrate ability to achieve or contribute to the achievement of Mental Health Week objectives.  We encourage you to think outside the box and make your event unique! The selection panel also look for projects that work as partnerships between organisations, particularly partnerships between mental health organisations and non-mental health organisations (allied health etc.) to assist Mental Health Week to extend beyond our sector. We encourage you to broaden your audience where possible.

How do I apply for a 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grant? 

Applications for 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants open on Monday, 18 June 2018.

Your group or organisation can apply for a 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grant by emailing your completed application form to by 5:00pm on Monday, 16 July 2018. You will receive an email confirmation within two working days of receipt of your application.

Successful Grant applicants will be advised by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 31 July 2018.  Unsuccessful applicants will also be contacted in this time period.

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Who do I contact if I have questions? 

Enquiries about the 2018 Mental Health Week small grants program can be directed to Brittany Szlezak at MHCT on (03) 6224 9222 or email