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Community Grants Program - 2009

TAS Community Grant recipients

Appin Hall Children's Foundation - $9,867

Appin Hall Children’s Foundation (AHCF) offers respite accommodation for young people from 18 months to 24 years suffering serious illness, recovering from surgery, medical treatment, grief and emotional trauma or disadvantaged through homelessness and destitution. The grant will be used to purchase a much needed central heating unit for the respite centre for the number of young people staying on site.

Clarence PCYC - $10,000

Clarence PCYC operates an early intervention centre targeting at-risk youth between the ages of 6-18 living in disadvantaged areas of Southern Tasmania and experiencing behavioural problems.  Youth participate in a number of sporting and recreational activities including fitness circuits and basketball. The centre is supported by police mentors from the school and other volunteers. Funds from the Community Grants Program will enable this program to expand.

Holyoake Tasmania Inc - $9,550

Holyoake offers a range of group and individual counselling programs for people affected by their own or another’s addictive behaviour or substance misuse. The Community Grant will fund Drumbeat, a music therapy intervention program. Through the initiative, 8-10 participants will learn how to cooperate, collaborate and communicate by playing the African djembe drum.

Magnolia Place, Launceston Women's Shelter, Inc – $10,000

Magnolia Place provides a variety of services for women and children, traumatised from being abused or having witnessed violence. The grant will support the health and well being of children through Play Safe and Grow Strong, an outdoor activities area for children at the Shelter.

The Parkside Foundation - $4,400

The Parkside Foundation provides support services for children with childhood illness and disability. The grant will support Youth Expressions, a program that will allow children with disabilities to experience dance and drama. The sessions will provide these young people with new experiences and the opportunity to develop their skills in their local community.