The Calvary Community Council established by Calvary Health Care Tasmania, is seeking applications for its grant program that reaches out and provide assistance to Tasmanian people in need, reflecting the Catholic social justice tradition and Calvary’s commitment to caring for marginalised and vulnerable people.
Calvary Health Care Tasmania is committed to assisting the Tasmanian community, not just through excellence in its hospital and medical services but through the financial support of projects which will build a healthier and happier community.
The Community Council particularly supports projects that are “seeding” projects or start-up projects. The Council has a focus on organisations that are addressing identified and specific unmet, under- resourced or under-serviced health needs in the community.
- Marginalised and Vulnerable Groups
- Focus on improving the health of the most vulnerable and marginalised community members.
- Help to enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalised community members.
- Help to empower marginalised groups in the community.
- Target groups who do not have access to health care services that other community members have.
- Are justice initiatives which strengthen a marginalised group’s capacity to live with dignity
- Children and Adolescents (0-18)
- Promote the health, development and wellbeing of children and adolescents
- Promote antenatal care and maternal nutrition
- Promote the supportive social relationships and positive networks
- Promote the participation in positive community activities of parents, children and adolescents
- Promote initiatives that enable children and adolescents to live healthy and fulfilling livesand to break cycles of poverty and unhealthy living.
- Young Adults (18-30)
- Promote the health, development and wellbeing of young adults
- Promote supportive social relationships and positive networks
- Promote improved mental health for young adults
- Promote the participation in positive community activities for young adults
- Promote initiatives that enable young adults to live healthy and fulfilling lives and breakcycles of poverty, poor mental health and unhealthy living
- The Elderly
Calvary Community Council offers grants up to $5,000.00 per grant.
It is advisable to address the following criteria explicitly in the applicants’ application:
- It aims to benefit persons from one or more of the specified areas of focus.
- It aims to improve health outcomes of the Tasmanian community or the broader social determinants of health that underpin community development and wellbeing;
- It aims to benefit communities in Tasmania via organisations that are based in Tasmania;
- It does not aim to fund individuals, personal travel or private scholarships and bursaries, construction projects or commercial film making;
- It aims to trigger future current and future initiatives rather than retrospective ones;
- It is auspiced and approved by an organization with evidence of financial and general governance.
For more information, visit https://www.calvarycare.org.au/lenah-valley-private-hospital-hobart/community-benefit/