Christmas Assistance Program

Christmas Assistance Program applications are now CLOSED.

If you need support now, please visit our Emergency Relief page by clicking here.

Our Christmas Assistance Program supports people who are experiencing hardship in Southern Tasmania over Christmas.

Do you need help this Christmas? 

We can support you with:

🍴Food & Supermarket Vouchers

🎁 Toys for children aged 16 and under

🫧 Toiletries 

Applications open on Wednesday 25 October. Please apply early because spaces are limited. 

Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will get assistance, as we only have limited funding. Please see below the key dates for this year. 

Key Information – 2023

Applications Open – Wednesday 25 October
Applications Closed – Friday 24 November
Date notified if successful – Friday 1 December onwards
Collection dates – Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th December
Assistance provided by appointment only

Can you help this year? 

Last year HCM helped over 1,000 families who needed extra assistance at this busy and challenging time of year. 

The Christmas Assistance program is only possible through the generosity of the community. 

If you wish to host a toy or food drive to help people in need please CLICK HERE or contact Verity on 6215 4200 or at vdavis@hobartcitymission.org.au.