St Helens Visit

The Tasmanian Community Fund Board recently visited St Helens.  Whilst in St Helens the Board visited previously funded projects including the St Helens Marine Rescue, StarFM, St Helens Stadium and St Helens RSL Sub-Branch. The Board also held a community forum.

The project tour and community forum provided an opportunity for community members to provide feedback to the Board on the outcomes, progress and issues relating to their projects and the issues that are facing the Break O’Day and surrounding communities.

Receiving feedback and information from the community is vital in enabling the Tasmanian Community Fund Board to make decisions in the best interests and on behalf of the Tasmanian community.

The Board thanks all community members who attended the tour and the forum for their enthusiasm and commitment to their community and for their openness and willingness to share their knowledge with the Board.

The Board also thanks the Break O’Day Council, East Coast Tourism, St Helens Neighbourhood House and St Helens and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Tourism for meeting with the Board to discuss the communities of the area, their issues and concerns and some community driven solutions.

The Board looks forward to their upcoming visit to Kingston.

Increasing Workforce Engagement and Community Wellbeing

The Tasmanian Community Fund will be calling for program based applications focused on Increasing Workforce Engagement and Community Wellbeing in Grant Round 40 which will open in late January/early February 2020.

The TCF have allocated $1.5 million for Increasing Workforce Engagement and $1.5 million for Community Wellbeing in this round.  This will be the third year of a five year commitment to Increasing Workforce Engagement and the first year of a four year commitment to Community Wellbeing (following on from a targeted round focused on Community Wellbeing in 2018).

Successful applications will include sustainable delivery and outcomes, demonstrate cooperation and collaboration, demonstrate community need and that the delivery model chosen will meet that need and will include a minimum of 10% cash contribution, from the applicant or another organisation, of the amount being sought from the Tasmanian Community Fund.

Applicants may seek up to $500 000 over a maximum of 5 years from the Tasmanian Community Fund.

More information will be provided closer to the grant round. If you have a project idea, it is never to early to start your project planning, please call Lola at the Tasmanian Community Fund office on 6232 7043.

$100 Million Celebrations

The Tasmanian Community Fund celebrated the awarding of $100 million to the Tasmanian community with events in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

The events were a celebration of community and it was wonderful to hear so many stories of success and growth from the community and to understand the impact of the TCF across the community.

At the events, TCF Chairwoman Sally Darke was delighted to launch a series of videos that highlight the impact of the Tasmanian Community Fund particularly our small and medium projects.  One video provides a snapshot from the 13 projects involved. The video can be found on our Facebook page. The 13 individual project videos will appear over the coming weeks.

The Tasmanian Community Fund thanks Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds and Mayors Albert van Zetten and Annette Rockliff for acknowledging the work of the Tasmanian Community Fund during the events and thanks the Launceston and Hobart City Councils for providing venues for our events.

The TCF thanks everyone who attended the celebrations for sharing their stories and for their on-going contribution to the Tasmanian community.

2019 Emerging Community Leaders Underway

The 2019 Emerging Community Leaders program is underway with participants having enjoyed their second residential and now planning group projects.

Applications for our 2020 Emerging Community Leaders program are now open.