Up to $500,000 is available from the Tasmania Community Fund to support projects that improve the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the Tasmanian community.
Tasmanian Community Fund
The Tasmanian Community Fund provides grants to community organisations that make a difference by improving the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the Tasmanian community.
The Tasmanian Community Fund was established in 1999 from the sale proceeds of the Trust Bank to directly benefit the community by making grants to community organisations.
The Fund receives an annual appropriation in perpetuity. In 2017-18, the appropriation is $6.5 million. This appropriation covers all Fund costs, including grants and administrative expenses.
Since 2000, the Fund has allocated $96 million to nearly 2 800 projects in all areas of the State, making it one of Tasmania’s most significant grant-making bodies.
The total funding pool for all grants each round is in the order of $3 million. The total amount awarded each round can vary, depending on the merits of the applications submitted.
The Tasmanian Community Fund has three funding streams available in each grant round.
General – Grant Round 38
- Up to $20 000 is available for small grants; and
- Between $20 001 and $70 000 is available for medium grants.
Increasing Workforce Engagement and Lifelong Learning
- Up to $500 000, over a maximum of five years, is available for large collaborative program projects focused on increasing workforce engagement.
- Grant Round 39 will include small and medium grants and large infrastructure, equipment and asset (up to $300 000) grants.
Preference in funding will be given to projects that best demonstrate:
- benefit to the Tasmanian community;
- innovation and proactivity;
- an integrated and collaborative approach, avoiding duplication;
- value for money;
- community support for the project, particularly from any partners;
- high levels of other financial or in-kind contributions;
- the ability to build and strengthen community capacity;
- good prospects for successful implementation; and
- volunteer and community involvement with the project.
To be eligible to apply for the Tasmanian Community Fund, organisations must be:
- not for profit;
- incorporated or be a not-for-profit legal entity, or sponsored by an incorporated organisation or a not-for-profit legal entity; and
- based in Tasmania, or proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania.
- Applications open 2 February 2019
- Large stage 1 applications close 6 March 2019
- Small applications close 20 March 2019
- Medium applications close 10 April 2019