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 Info

The 2019 Mental Health Week Small Grants program is now open!

Applications open Monday 24 June and close 5pm Monday 22nd July. Please read through the below information and then start your application via the link below.

2019 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 2019 Mental Health Week – Mental Health: We All Have a Role to Play.  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 2019 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 2019 Mental Health Week Small Grant selection panel look for?

The selection panel welcomed 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 2019 Mental Health Week Small Grant?

Please complete your grant application form here

Please download your copy of the 2019 MHW Event Planning Guide here

What Category should I nominate for my proposed event in my grant application?

This year you will need to advise us on the amount and category of event you are applying for. Below are the details of each category to help you make that selection. If you still are unsure of which category to select, please get in touch either via email on cdelpero@mhct.org or phone on 62249222

$2000 for large scale public events only
A large scale public event  grant is considered to be for events or activities with an attendance of more than 300 people. (This number does not include event organisers, staff or volunteers who run the event or people from partner organisations.)

$1500 for medium scale public events only
A medium scale public event grant is considered to be for events or activities with an attendance of more than 100 people. (This number does not include event organisers, staff or volunteers who run the event or people from partner organisations.)

$1000 for small scale public events only
A small public scale event grant is considered to be for events or activities with an audience of between  50 – 100 people. (This number does not include event organisers, staff or volunteers who run the event or people from partner organisations.)

$1000 for large school community events
A large school community event grant is for schools hoping to host an event or activity for their students and/or wider school community. The event needs to be for an audience of 150 people or more. (This number does include staff,  volunteers or event organisers. It does not include people from organisations outside the school community that may be attending the event)

$750 for medium school community events
A medium school community event grant is for schools hoping to host an event or activity for their students and/or wider school community. The event needs to be for an audience of 100 people or more. (This number does include staff,  volunteers or event organisers. It does not include people from organisations outside the school community that may be attending the event)

$500 for small school community events
A small school community event grant is for schools hoping to host an event or activity for their students and/or wider school community. The event needs to be for an audience 50 people or more. (This number does include staff,  volunteers or event organisers. It does not include people from organisations outside the school community that may be attending the event)

$500 for small mental health services events
A small mental health service event grant is an opportunity to hold an event within your mental health service organisation only. These events may be for your staff, consumers and their families or support people. You do not need to invite members of the public. You do, however, need to indicate the number of attendees as many small internal events may not need a full budget of $500.

$500 small targeted community group events
A small targeted community group event grant is considered to be for events or activities that are for specific demographic (e.g. new mothers, older Tasmanians) and will be hosted by a community organisation. The event or activity does not have a minimum audience requirement but still needs to demonstrate  how you will achieve meaningful engagement with the target audience.

$750 medium targeted community group events
A medium targeted community group event grant is considered to be for events or activities that are for specific demographic (e.g. new mothers, older Tasmanians) and will be hosted by a community organisation. The event or activity needs to have a minimum attendance of   20 people or more. This event still needs to demonstrate  how you will achieve meaningful engagement with the target audience.

Who do I contact if I have questions? 

Enquiries about the 2019 Mental Health Week small grants program can be directed to Cat Delpero at MHCT on (03) 6224 9222 or email cdelpero@mhct.org

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