Facts

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

$750,000 has been awarded to projects supporting the preservation and celebration of Aboriginal heritage and culture
$1.65 million

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

$450,000

The Board has awarded over $450 000 to child care or playgroups.

$3.48 million has been awarded to organisations focused on improving the lives of Tasmanians living with disabilities
$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.

$2.18 million is the average amount awarded in general grant rounds
$1.1 million has been awarded to the Hobart and Launceston City Missions for infrastructure upgrades and program costs to assist those organisations provide support to Tasmanians in need
$550 000 awarded to support live theatrical and ballet productions
$270,000
The Board has awarded nearly $270 000 to significant public gardens (National Rose Garden, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and Tasmanian Bushland Garden).
$63 million has been awarded to more than 1900 projects by the Board
$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.

$88 million

The Board has awarded more than $88 million to more than 2600 projects.

28% has been the historical success rate for applications to the Fund - it's since risen to 40% now we have the small grant stream
$1.3 million has been awarded to organisations to improve Tasmania’s environment, including projects focused on native birds and animals, weeds, threatened species, erosion control and community engagement
$725,000 has been awarded to assist Rotary, Rotaract, Lions, Lioness, Probus and Apex clubs undertake projects such as upgrade of public recreation facilities, environmental projects and community transport
Community

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

8000

The Board has assessed over 8000 grant applications for funding totalling over $390 million.

Trust Bank

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

$1.03 million is the amount the Board has awarded for medical research or infrastructure projects to the Menzies Research Institute and Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust
40% the success rate for applications since we introduced the small grant stream (it was 28% before)
$880,000

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

$1.29 million

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

$625,000 has been awarded to organisations supporting victims of sexual assault or violence
$1.10 million

The Board has awarded over $1.10 million to community bands, orchestras and choirs for the purchase of instruments, uniforms and upgrading of infrastructure.

138 is the biggest number of applications we've approved in a single grant round
6 six is the number of members on the Fund’s Board which 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.
14 fourteen community members have appointed to the six-person Board since 2000 – eight women and six men
$270 000 has been awarded to community radio projects
$910,000 has been awarded to Scout and Girl Guide groups around Tasmania
6100 is the number of grant applications the Board has assessed for funding totalling over $275 million
$395,000

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

$270 000 has been awarded to significant public gardens (National Rose Garden, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and Tasmanian Bushland Garden)
$5.33 million is the combined amount the Board has awarded 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 support Tasmanians in need
$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.

$550,000 has been awarded to community garden projects by the Board
$3.03 million

The Board has awarded over $3.03 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.

$5.19 million

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

$330,000 is the amount awarded to community/men’s sheds
$1.02 million

The Board has awarded over $1.02 million to community/men’s sheds.

80% of our grants have been for small to medium amounts up to $50,000
1 bank started it all - The Tasmanian Community Fund was established from the proceeds from the sale of a community asset - the Trust Bank
$1.66 million has been awarded by the Board to organisations or projects focused on improving the lives or providing services to senior or elderly Tasmanians
$2.82 million has been awarded 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
$6.73 million

The Board has awarded a combined $6.73 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.

72 is the average number of grants awarded in general grant rounds
$880,000 is the amount awarded to The National Trust to preserve Tasmania’s historic buildings and history
$620,000 is the amount that has been awarded to skate parks, bike tracks and walking around the State
$1.31 million has been awarded to Police and Community Youth Clubs around Tasmania to purchase equipment and undertake a range of programs to support the community
$960,000

The Board has awarded over $960 000 to assist Rotary, Rotaract, Lions, Lioness, Probus and Apex clubs undertake projects such as upgrade of public recreation facilities, environmental projects and community transport.

$1.07 million

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

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.

$850,000

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

$275 000 is the amount the Board has awarded to child care or playgroups
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.
$1.88 million

The Board has awarded over $1.88 million for medical research or infrastructure projects to the Menzies Research Institute and Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

$400 000 has been awarded to surf lifesaving clubs
$670 000 has been awarded to community bands, orchestras and choirs for the purchase of instruments, uniforms and upgrading of infrastructure
$970,000

The Board has awarded nearly $970 000 to surf life saving clubs.

$770,000

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

$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 was the year when we held our first funding round
$615,000

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

2 people have held the position of board chair since 2000 - Gerald Loughran from June 2000 to December 2009 and Lynn Mason from December 2009
2000

The first funding round was in 2000.