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Increasing Workforce Engagement Large Project Funding Rounds

The Tasmanian Community Fund will be calling for applications ($100 000 to $500 000) through the large program rounds for a range of collaborative and sustainable projects that increase Tasmanians capacity and capability to engage with or maintain engagement with the workforce in one or more of the following areas:

  • improving educational and life skill outcomes
  • increasing literacy and numeracy (including digital literacy)
  • improving active ageing and continued workforce engagement
  • increasing volunteer engagement (as a link to employment or mentoring programs)
  • increasing access to the workforce for specific groups eg migrant, disability
  • improving linkages between education, training and employers
  • developing skills for today and tomorrows workforce
  • increasing capacity to transition through life stages

Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit organisations proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania and who can provide, through their own or another parties resources, cash to the value of 10% of the amount being sought from the Tasmanian Community Fund towards the project.

Application process:  This will be a two stage application process.  Applicants that move through to Stage 2 will have to provide a strong business case that demonstrates value for money.

Project funding is available for:

  • a maximum of five years.
  • projects that are tailored for the Tasmanian community
  • programs, including pilot programs and research.
  • evaluation of the methodology being delivered (no more than 10% of amount being sought from the Fund)

Funding is not available for:

  • feasibility studies
  • duplication of existing services
  • infrastructure (more than 20% of the requested amount)
  • projects that can be more suitably funded by another organisation
  • projects that do not include collaboration and partnerships or a clear articulation as to why this is not possible.

Funding available: Around $1.5 million is available for allocation through this round each year for five years (2018 to 2022).

2018 Opening Date: Round 36 including the large program round focused on increasing workforce engagement will open on 20 January 2018.  Large Stage 1 applications will close on 28 February 2018.

2018 and Beyond: The Tasmanian Community Fund will continue to evolve the scope and focus areas of the increasing workforce engagement rounds as feedback is received from the community.

Further information:  Contact the Fund Office on 6232 7269 or 6232 7043.


Emerging Community Leaders

Applications for the 2018 Emerging Community Leaders program will open on 30 September 2017 and close on 30 November 2017.

Emerging Community Leaders brings together the next generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector, and equips them with the capability to positively contribute as a leader in this sector.   The program focuses on leading self, leading others, leading community and leading for lasting impact.

Emerging Community Leaders supports up to 24 participants a year with a focus on increasing their skills in governance, finance, leadership, management, communication, and project management. There is an emphasis on experiential learning and being able to apply skills immediately in the form of projects benefiting participants’ workplaces and the community.

Emerging Community Leaders is delivered primarily through a combination of face-to-face sessions, and the supported delivery of a community based project to provide the opportunity to apply and extend learnings.

The program is open to all Tasmanians and we are particularly keen to see diversity across the participant group.  There is no maximum age requirement for the program but participants must be at least 18 years of age.

For more information about 2018 dates, prerequisites, etc visit the Emerging Community Leaders website.


2018 Community Wellbeing Targeted Round

The Tasmanian Community Fund will be calling for expressions of interest ($300 000 to $500 000) in 2018 for a range of collaborative and sustainable projects that improve the wellbeing of Tasmanians in one or more of the following areas:

  • Improving mental health outcomes
  • Improving educational outcomes
  • Reducing violence including bullying
  • Enhancing preventable health outcomes
  • Reducing homelessness
  • Increasing social cohesion
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Diverting from the justice system
  • Addressing addictive behaviours

The Tasmanian Community Fund recognises community wellbeing as safe, connected, vibrant, healthy and positive community and communities.

Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit organisations proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania and who can provide, through their own or another parties resources, a 10% of the amount being sought from the Tasmanian Community Fund cash contribution towards the project.

Application process:  This will be a two-stage application process.  Applicants that move through to Stage 2 will have to provide a strong business case that demonstrates value for money.

Project funding is available for:

  • a maximum of five years
  • projects that are tailored for the Tasmanian community
  • programs, including pilot programs, and infrastructure
  • evaluation of the methodology being delivered

Funding is not available for:

  • research or feasibility studies
  • projects that can be more suitably funded by another organisation
  • duplication of existing programs
  • projects that do not include collaboration and partnerships or a clear articulation as to why this is not possible

Funding available: Around $3 million is available for allocation through this targeted round.

Opening Date: The community wellbeing targeted grant round will open on 12 May 2018.  Applications will close on 11 July 2018.

Further information:  Contact the Fund Office on 6232 7269 or 6232 7043.