Facts

Here's everything you ever needed to know about the Tasmanian Community Fund, by the numbers:

$615,000

The Board has awarded over $615 000 for community garden projects.

$1.97 million

The Board has awarded over $1.97 million to Police and Community Youth Clubs around Tasmania to purchase equipment and undertake a range of programs to support the community.

$395,000

The Board has awarded nearly $395 000 to community radio projects.

$1.65 million

The Board has awarded over $1.65 million to skateparks, bike tracks and walking tracks around the State.

$1.83 million

The Board has awarded more than $1.83 million to organisations to improve Tasmania’s environment, including projects focused on native birds and animals, weeds, threatened species, erosion control and community engagement.

2000

The first funding round was in 2000.

$1.63 million

The Board has awarded nearly $1.63 million to the Hobart and Launceston City Missions for infrastructure upgrades and program costs to assist those organisations provide support to Tasmanians in need.

$1.92 million

The Board has awarded over $1.92 million for medical research or infrastructure projects to the Menzies Research Institute and Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

$1.07 million

The Board has awarded over $1.07 million to projects supporting the preservation and celebration of Aboriginal heritage and culture.

$7.08 million

The Board has awarded a combined $7.08 million to The Salvation Army, Anglicare, Red Cross, Common Ground, Lifeline, Mission Australia, Smith Family UnitingCare, St Vincent de Paul and Colony 47 for infrastructure, equipment and program costs to assist them to support Tasmanians in need.

Trust Bank

The Tasmanian Community Fund was established from the proceeds from the sale of a community asset - the Trust Bank.

$1.16 million

The Board has awarded over $1.16 million to community bands, orchestras and choirs for the purchase of instruments, uniforms and upgrading of infrastructure.

$270,000
The Board has awarded nearly $270 000 to significant public gardens (National Rose Garden, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and Tasmanian Bushland Garden).
$5.19 million

The Board has awarded over $5.19 million to organisations focused on improving the lives of Tasmanians living with disabilities.

$1.13 million

The Board has awarded over $1.13 million to community/men’s sheds.

Community

There have been a total of 17 community members appointed to the Board since 2000 – ten women and seven men.

$500,000

The Board has awarded over $500 000 to child care or playgroups.

$90 million

The Board has awarded more than $90 million to more than 2600 projects.

$770,000

The Board has awarded nearly $770 000 to support live theatrical and ballet productions.

$880,000

The Board has awarded nearly $880 000 to The National Trust to preserve Tasmania’s historic buildings and history.

$1.93 million

More than $1.93 million has been awarded by the Board to organisations or projects focused on improving the lives or providing services to senior or elderly Tasmanians.

$850,000

The Board has awarded over $850 000 to organisations supporting victims of sexual assault or violence.

Independent
The Fund’s Board is independent and determines the Fund’s strategic direction and grant allocation. The Board members must perform their functions in the best interests of the Tasmanian community.
$1.02 million

The Board has awarded nearly $1.02 million to surf life saving clubs.

8300

The Board has assessed over 8300 grant applications for funding totalling over $411 million.

$3.06 million

The Board has awarded over $3.06 million to Neighbourhood/Community Houses and the Tasmanian Association of Community Houses for infrastructure upgrades, equipment purchases and programs to help the Houses build inclusive communities across Tasmania.

Chairmen

There have been three Chairpersons - Gerald Loughran from June 2000 to December 2009, Lynn Mason from December 2009 to December 2016 and Sally Darke from January 2017.

$1.29 million

The Board has awarded over $1.29 million to Scout and Girl Guide groups around Tasmania.

$1.15 million

The Board has awarded over $1.15 million to assist Rotary, Rotaract, Lions, Lioness, Probus and Apex clubs undertake projects such as upgrade of public recreation facilities, environmental projects and community transport.