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Emerging Community Leaders Program

Colony 47’s PaKT Coordinator, Jennifer Clayton, has been selected to participate in the 2018 Emerging Community Leaders Program. Tasmanian Community Fund runs the Emerging Community Leaders Program which recognises the need to invest in and train Tasmania’s next community leaders.

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Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achiever Awards

For many years Colony 47 has been an important part of the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards through our sponsorship of the Young Indigenous Achievement Award. The Award is open to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person in Tasmania excelling

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Working Towards a Mentally Healthy Tasmania

Colony 47 is very proud of Kelly Saward who has represented mental health consumers at the launch of the “Mentally Healthy Tasmania” campaign. During the launch, Kelly – a member of Eureka Clubhouse and staff member at Colony 47’s social

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Project 47 Industry Visit Initiative

Project 47 is a place where young Tasmanians aged 15–21 can work on landing a job, entering training or finishing Year 12. Operating from a number of sites across southern Tasmania, Project 47 is linking with business and industry to

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Tas Collection Fundraising

Every year Hobart City encourages businesses to enter the City of Hobart’s Window Decorating Competition. All organisations and businesses with a street frontage are encouraged to enter and winners earn a $1000 donation which they can donate to their favourite

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Thanking Our Christmas Lunch Volunteers

On Christmas Day 2017, Colony 47 fed over 350 Tasmanians, wrapped over 650 gifts and sent out 210 hampers to people who could not make it on the day. We didn’t do it alone! The Christmas lunch brings together a

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The Consumer Consultant Group

The Housing Connect Consumer Consultant Group has been instrumental in the development of the new Colony 47 Website and how we communicate Housing Connect Services in Southern Tasmania. Colony 47 CEO, Danny Sutton, said that formalising a Consumer Consultant Group

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Lockers Leading the Way!

In August 2017 an 11 year old girl called Bella, reached out to Colony 47 to learn about the logistics of setting up lockers for homeless people in her home city of Bunbury in Western Australia. Colony 47’s Housing Connect

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Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch Wrap-up

Why do we have hundreds of Tasmanians clambering for the 120 volunteer positions that require them to wake up with their families Christmas morning and go to work at the Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch? It isn’t an easy job;

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The Kooparoona Niara Trail Launched in Deloriane

Colony 47’s Aboriginal Community Pathway’s program proudly launched the Kooparoona Niara Trail (formally known as the Bush Tucker Trial) in Deloraine on Saturday 16 December. Elizabeth Daly, Northern Manager for Colony 47, said the trail was the culmination of a huge

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