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Mental Health Week Small Grants
Please complete the online application form to apply for a 2021 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 2021 event on the MHCT Mental Health Week event program.
The 2021 Mental Health Week Small Grants program dates:
Opens 12:00pm AEST on Thursday, 1 July 2021
Closes 5:00pm AEST on Friday, 30 July 2021
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 2021, ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection’ . 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.
Selection CriteriaShow "Selection Criteria"
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:
- Meets all necessary eligibility requirements, including incorporating the 2021 MHW theme, ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection’.
- 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
- Innovation and creativity of the event concept
- Demonstrated clear targets around event size and audience
- Demonstrated clear promotional planning and methods
- Demonstrated considerable thought and planning has gone into budget and expenditure
- If a previous applicant, has met all financial acquittal and reporting requirements in previous events or activities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 6224 9222
$1000 - $2000 for public events/activities onlyShow "$1000 - $2000 for public events/activities only"
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.)
$1000 for large school community eventsShow "$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 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 - $750 for medium school community eventsShow " $500 - $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 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 - $1000 small scale public eventShow "$500 - $1000 small scale public 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.)
$500 - $750 small targeted community group eventsShow "$500 - $750 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.
$500 for small mental health services eventsShow "$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.