MEDIA RELEASE - Cape Hope Foundation invests $40K in Healthy George Town

26 Oct 2020

George Town Council is pleased to announce that the Cape Hope Foundation has partnered with George Town Council’s Healthy George Town (HGT) initiative for the next two years.


George Town Council’s Mayor Greg Kieser said “Council is thrilled that the Cape Hope Foundation have partnered with the Healthy George Town program, understandably so, given how successful it has been since its launch in October 2019.  HGT has engaged a diverse group of residents participating in a broad range of health and wellbeing activities, I too, have been involved in the program with the Healthy Bikes sessions with Paul Butler.”


“Council is committed to the delivery of the Healthy George Town program and we aim for the ongoing positive outcomes that will benefit our community more so now with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Council has continued to evolve the program ensuring that minorities, isolated and the disempowered residents are encouraged to participate” the Mayor commented


The Foundation will contribute a total of $40,000 to the program.  These funds will be in addition to the $194,945 grant funds received from State Government’s Healthy Tasmania Fund. The additional funds will assist in the delivery of the Healthy GT program over the next 2 years.


“The Cape Hope Foundation is delighted to support the Healthy George Town initiative as it aligns strongly with its ethos of being a part of a connected and caring community and funding projects that improve its outcomes. We are delighted that our support has been able to assist in obtaining funding from the State Government, as we are always endeavouring to leverage value from other sources in order to drive our investment further.”


The Cape Hope Foundation were eager to partner with the Healthy George Town initiative given the success of the initial 2019/20 program, ensuring that program continued into the future.


  • Delivery of 91 FREE sessions
  • 1234 hours of activities
  • 1162 people attended aged 6-89 (with an average age of 42 years) 7 endorsed Healthy George Town service providers
  • Utilised 7 council and commercial venues


Healthy George Town is an evidence-based, community-wide, sustainable health and wellbeing project.  The program aims to create a safe, connected, vibrant, healthy and positive community.  And best of all, it's FREE to all residents!  HGT partners with community organisations, local providers and health professionals to facilitate and deliver a broad range of activities to the local and broader George Town municipal area.


Our Spring/Summer FREE program offers the following session:

  • Healthy Mountain bikes
  • Healthy Dance
  • Healthy Yoga
  • Healthy Minds
  • Healthy Boxing
  • Healthy Tai Chi
  • Healthy Parks
  • Healthy Armchairs

 Cape Hope FOundation

Photography courtesy of Tamar Valley News; Zac Lockhart