Banks on Board for DV Support

Victims of financial abuse, now have an avenue to safely disclose financial abuse to bank staff who are trained to identify financial abuse victims and act to support them. The Australian Banking Association has developed a new guideline on how

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May: Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

The first Wednesday in May is the night to remember the victims of family violence during Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, with vigils of remembrance being held right across the country. The Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee (combined Women’s Services

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Empowering Youth to Spark Great Ideas

A team of young people who joined the Backswing project in Glenorchy earlier this year have launched the campaign they have worked so hard on over the last 18 weeks. The young participants from the Glenorchy community collaborated with a

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Safer in the long run

A group of enthusiastic young adults who joined the Backswing project in Sorell earlier this year are about to launch the campaign they have worked so hard on over the last 18 weeks.  The young participants from the Sorell community

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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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