41 new recreational and social activities for children and young people in Tasmania

July 14, 2022

Jeremy Rockliff, Prime Minister

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

Children and young people in Tasmania are set to benefit from a range of new recreational and social activities across the state with the announcement of 41 successful projects and programs funded by the Prime Minister’s Fund for Children and Young People.

The Premier’s Fund delivers a key action from Tasmania’s premier child and youth wellbeing strategy – It Takes a Tasmanian Village – which embodies my vision for Tasmania: a place where everyone feels valued, included, encouraged and supported to be the best possible.

This $100 million strategy outlines our long-term vision to improve the lives of children and young people in Tasmania.

Following the publication of the strategy, we invited Tasmanians to tell us what was important to them. What they told us was 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 that 41 successful projects will share approximately $1.5 million, which will provide increased access to social and recreational opportunities within local communities for all children and young people from all parts of Tasmania. .

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

I have said before that I will lead a government with heart, a government that listens to the needs of Tasmanians and ensures that Tasmanians’ priorities continue to be government priorities.

And as we continue to implement the Strategy, I will continue to listen to the voices of children and young people, act on what we have heard and involve local children and young people in decisions that affect them. .

A final round of grants of $500,000 will take place in 2023/24 and information regarding this round of grants will be widely disseminated and further details will become available closer to the date.

A list of successful organizations and projects that have received funding under the first round of grants can be found on the Wellbeing website: www.wellbeing.tas.gov.au

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