Cheynee Hanlon

I headed out to Gagebrook Community Centre to have a chat to Cheynee Hanlon who ran the ‘Kids with Camera’s Project’ funded by the YIP committee to the tune of $1100. I thought I better reach the place in style as I’d never been out that way so jumped on a bus from Hobart which took me on a very scenic route across the Derwent and along its eastern side to the upper part of Gagebrook where the community centre is. Read the rest of this entry »


Helen Hortle

Helen Hortle was the coordinator of the 2009 Youth Action Conference which received $2000 from the Youth In Philanthropy Committee. Helen is based at the Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning and has been running the show for a few years now. Check it out at: Read the rest of this entry »

The clones and clones website

Thomas Hyland from clones and clones is an up and coming music maker with big plans to not only make his own music but also has a passion to promote the work of other artists. I caught up with Thomas in his West Hobart home to get a bit of an idea about what he was up to and how his project was coming along. Accompanying me was two students from the Friends School video production class who took some footage to make a news story for their assessment. Read the rest of this entry »

Jo Richardson (Youth In Philanthropy Tasmania Chairwoman) presents a cheque to Ant (program director from Third Place Communities (Take Off - mentoring disadvantaged youth through surfing)
Jo Richardson (Youth In Philanthropy Tasmania Chairwoman) presents a cheque to Ant (program director from Third Place Communities (Take Off – mentoring disadvantaged youth through surfing)

We received a total of 36 applications and propose to fund 9 of those, some in full, some allocating partial funding to

Application 1:

“A sense of belonging for Sudanese youth”

Amount requested: $1990

We recommend: $1000

Project description: This project involves a 1 week workshop for Sudanese youth providing them with leadership and relationship building exercises designed to create a stronger link and understanding between Sudanese youth and the wider community. It also involves a friendly soccer match between the youth and the PCYC. Goy Leek, president of the Australian National Sudanese Youth Council would be flown down from Canberra to assist with the workshop. Read the rest of this entry »


Working Hard

Working Hard

We would like to thank all applicants for the time and effort they have put into their applications.

We are currently assessing applications, of which we received over 36. Over the next two weeks we will decide on who will be funded through the program.

Our recommendations will be considered by the Tasmanian Community Foundation board members, who will then make the final decision as to the distribution of the grants.

We ask for your patience over the next month as we finalise the successful applications and you can expect to be contacted by the second week of August as to the results of the grant round.

Best of luck

The Youth In Philanthropy Team

Applications Open

May 7, 2009

To who this may be of interest. Applications are now open and close on the 30th June! They can be downloaded from:

Youth Grant Application Form 2009

Please direct any queries to the contacts on the form!

Application Form

May 5, 2009

Below is the application form, the link to the actual document will be up ASAP

Small Grants Incentive Program

Youth in Philanthropy is a newly formed subcommittee of the Tasmanian Community Foundation established with the purpose of making recommendations on the distribution of small grants up to $2,000 to non profit youth community programs.  The YIP Committee aims to respond to the particular needs of youth by supporting a variety of programs which focus on youth and their communities. Read the rest of this entry »

This is New

April 19, 2009

Yo, this is the new Tasmanian Youth In Philanthropy website.  Its about to get a whole lot fuller of information very very soon so stay tuned!