Round 38

The Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) has provided $2.87 million to 72 projects throughout Tasmania in its latest grant round.

Upgrades to heritage garden irrigation infrastructure, trishaw bikes to increase mobility in seniors and support for a program of festivals and events to support domestic and international tourism are just some of the projects to benefit.

TCF chairwoman Sally Darke said the grants would make a positive difference in the lives of many individuals and communities.
“It is a great source of pride for the TCF Board to support so many worthwhile projects and programs in Tasmania through these grants,” she said.

Also included in this funding round are four large grants to organisations to assist in projects focused on increasing workforce engagement, which Ms Darke said was a key focus area for the TCF and much needed in our state.

“The large grants include Youth Family and Community Connections’ ‘Fit for Work’ program to work with at-risk youth, Hamlet Inc. to launch its new catering business, Flourish Mental Health Action in our Hands Inc for its Peer Worker Service, and Dress for Success Hobart,” she said.

“After distributing our $100 millionth dollar from the Fund earlier this year, it is important for us to continue to meet the changing needs of the Tasmanian community, and workforce participation is certainly one of those areas.

“The TCF continues to strategically evolve its funding programs to better meet the needs of Tasmanians by focusing on workforce engagement, community wellbeing and community infrastructure.”
A list of support projects can be found here.

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.