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Please complete the online application form to apply for a 2020 Mental Health Week Small Grant. Before you apply for a Grant, please review and confirm your group or organisation is eligible and meets the selection criteria below. Please also read through the Event Planning Guide.

All Grant applicants must register their 2020 event on the MHCT Mental Health Week event program.

The 2020 Mental Health Week Small Grants program:
NOW CLOSED
closed 5:00pm AEST on Friday, 31 July 2020

Organisations must have an ABN or be auspiced by an organisation with an ABN and be undertaking the event or activity in Tasmania. The planning activity must clearly align with the theme for Mental Health Week 2020, ‘We All Have a Role to Play.’ The applicant must not be a ‘for profit’ organisation and the predominant reason for the event or activity must not be to fundraise for or promote the applicant organisation.

Small Grants applications will be reviewed and assessed by the MHW Selection Panel. The funding process is competitive, and your application will be rated against the following selection criteria. Please also note, your requested funding amount may not be available, and another amount may be allocated, should your Small Grant be successful. The selection criteria are as follows:

  1. Meets all necessary eligibility requirements, including incorporating the 2020 MHW theme, Mental Health: We All Have A Role to Play
  2. Willingness to explore collaboration and partnership with other organisations/agencies on the event, in particular those targeting the same audience and in the same location
  3. Innovation and creativity of the event concept
  4. Demonstrated clear targets around event size and audience
  5. Demonstrated clear promotional planning and methods
  6. Demonstrated considerable thought and planning has gone into budget and expenditure
  7. If a previous applicant, has met all financial acquittal and reporting requirements in previous events or activities

Event Categories

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

In your grant application, 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 nsullivan@mhct.org or phone on 6224 9222

Categories

A large 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.)

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 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)

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 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)

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.)

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.

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.