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Small Grant Winners Announced

The Communities for Children program Small Grants winners have just been announced for 2020/2021.

Run by The Salvation Army in the South-East of Tasmania, Program Manager Tanya Brooks-Cooper announced the successful applicants today, saying “Communities for Children is really thrilled to able to support such a great range of project ideas, that really enhance the wellbeing of children in our communities of the Brighton, Southern Midlands, Central Highlands and Derwent Valley Council areas.”

This year the program was inundated with applications for projects including those that assist students in self-esteem and wellbeing, school gardens, community collaborative leadership programs and some more pop up Playgroups with some healthy eating on side to encourage happy, healthy kids.

“Coming out of COVID-19 we see great benefits in connecting families into each other and into services that can assist if times are tough.” Ms Brooks-Cooper said.

The successful grant winners are listed below

Jordan River Services

Fruit Boxes for school children to promote healthy eating

Brighton Council area

Jordan River Services

Setting up of a kids space in the centre

Brighton Council area

Impact Communities

Moving Up Program – coaching young people for success (upper primary school students)

Derwent Valley Council area

Children’s University Tasmania

Support for the end of year graduation at school-based events for students, schools and families

All Council areas

Westerway Primary School Parents & Friends Association

End of year Christmas lunch and celebration

Derwent Valley Council area

Glenora District School Association

After school and school holiday activities

Derwent Valley Council area

Edmund Rice Camps

Eddie Day Outs


All Council areas

The Heartprints Program

Heartprints Program

Southern Midlands Council area

Sarah Davidson Counselling and Coaching

Girls Day in the Valley

Derwent Valley Council area

New Norfolk Junior Football Club

End of Year Family Day

Derwent Valley Council area

Playgroup Tasmania

Pop up Playdays

All Council areas

Ouse District School Association


Central Highlands

Tasmanian Junior Beekeepers

Education Program

Brighton Council area

Jordan River Collaborative Leadership Table

Gift cards to support community collaboration and participation

Brighton Council area

Child Health Association Tasmania (CHAT)

Pop up Playdays

All Council areas

For more information please contact: Tanya Brooks-Cooper – 0429 275 512

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Tanya Brooks-Cooper
Communities for Children
Mobile: 0429 275 512
Email: tanya.brooks-cooper@salvationarmy.org.au