The Therapeutic Farming Small Grants Program is now open!

17 April 2024

Therapeutic Farming, also known as care farming or social farming, is defined as a combined offering consisting of working farms with embedded agricultural practices (such as horticulture, livestock handling, and forestry) alongside the provision of therapeutic mental health support. Therapeutic farming is one type of outdoor or green mental health care and is an emerging field of mental health care.

The purpose of the Therapeutic Farming Small Grants Program is to strengthen and test the ability of therapeutic farming to be integrated into the Tasmanian mental health system.

The Grants Program will provide funding for activities that aim to strengthen the use of therapeutic farming in Tasmania. This could include improving community engagement in the design and evaluation of therapeutic farming, establishing partnerships between entities that have key interests in Tasmanian therapeutic farming, or setting up the foundations to pilot a therapeutic farming model in Tasmania.

Five grants of up to $20,000 will be distributed to successful applicants under the Grants Program in 2024.

You can read the Guidelines and learn how to apply on our website.

Applications are now open and will close at 5 pm on Friday, 17 May 2024.

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