Calvary Community Council Grants
The Calvary Community Council was established by Calvary Health Care Tasmania to reach out and provide assistance to Tasmanian people in need, reflecting our Catholic social justice tradition and Calvary’s commitment to caring for marginalised and vulnerable people.
To further our mission, the Community Council offers two statewide grant rounds per year for not-for-profit Tasmanian organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of marginalised and vulnerable Tasmanian communities.
The Calvary Community Council gives preference for organisations who are addressing identified and specific unmet, under-resourced or under-serviced health needs in the community.
The CCC gives particular attention to projects identified for five vulnerable groups: the marginalised, children (especially in early development), those lacking sources of nutrition, those lacking oral health and the elderly.
Grant Dates for 2017 are as follows
Round 1, 2017 –
Opens Monday 20th March
Closes Friday 12th May
(Grant recipients were presented in Launceston 2017)
Round 2, 2017 – NOW OPEN !
Opens Monday 18th September
Closes Friday 10th November
(Grant recipients will be presented in Hobart – Time/Date TBA)
Apply for a grant
To Apply for the Round 1, 2017 , which is open from March 20 through to May 12th, please download the below paperwork and complete. Maximum grant amount is up to $5,000.
The Calvary Community Council (CCC) Grants presented $20,000 recently to five inspirational community projects. The presentation held at Calvary St Luke’s, our northern partners, heard accounts of empowering work marked by compassion and service.
The presentation was attended by Sr Juliana Coulson LCM, Mr Craig Coleman Chair of the CCC (and his grandson Leo) and was jointly facilitated by Ed Van Galen Director of Mission in Launceston and Tony Brennan, Calvary South DoM.
Calvary is a not-for-profit hospital continuing the Little Company of Mary mission to those who are marginalised in our community. The Community Council grants directly respond to the Calvary National Mission Accountability Framework which prioritises a special preference for the poor and vulnerable.
Successful applicants for this round were as follows:
- The Fragile-X Foundation, provides statewide education and support to the sufferers and supporters of the ‘Fragile- X’ genetic disability. Claire Colgrove, a mum of two boys with the condition, described the wonderful work of the Foundation and was most thankful for Calvary’s contribution.
- The ‘No Bucks’ drop in centre run at the Wesley Church in Melville Street, Hobart. Historian James Boyce and long-serving volunteer Suzanne Vincent attended the presentation. Their project was to purchase a refrigerator for their community benefit service.
- Launceston City Mission runs an ‘Inside Out’ project for marginalised young people training volunteer mentors to provide trauma-informed service for inner city youth. Teenette Van Dyke described the project and Ray Green reported on the success of the project since a previous grant;
- The ‘Chigwell Youth Group’ based at the ‘Bucaan Community House’ provides opportunities for excursions and recreation for youth from vulnerable circumstances in Hobart’s northern suburbs. Linda Kemp received the cheque with gratitude representing the Youth Group.
- Hobart City Mission, provides a breakthrough program in Southern Tasmania for young mothers to have mentored and supported accommodation with their babies Michelle Folder told stories at the presentation day of the ‘Small Steps’ project in accepting the cheque and certificate from Sr Juliana of the LCM Sisters.
The Calvary Community Council gives preference for organisations who are addressing identified and specific unmet, under-resourced or under-serviced health needs in the community. The CCC gives particular attention to projects identified for five vulnerable groups: the marginalised, children (especially in early development), those lacking sources of nutrition, those lacking oral health and the elderly.
Round Two of Calvary Community Council Grants will be opening later on this year from 18th September through til November 10th, 2017.