The Tasmanian Community Fund was established in 1999 from the sale proceeds of the Trust Bank to directly benefit the community by making grants to community organisations.
The Fund receives an annual appropriation in perpetuity. In 2018?19, the appropriation was $6.7 million. This appropriation covers all Fund costs, including grants and administrative expenses. Since 2000, the Fund has allocated $106 million to nearly 3 000 projects in all areas of the State, making it one of Tasmania’s most significant grant?making bodies.
The Tasmanian Community Fund invites organisations to apply for grants under our latest general grant round, which opened 25th January 2020
Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit organisations proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania.
Eligible projects: A wide range of projects which support community wellbeing, increasing workforce engagement, community infrastructure, leadership and capacity building and meeting community need.
Funding available: Around $4.2 million is available for allocation this round across all three funding streams with around $1.5 million for large community wellbeing projects.
There are three funding streams – small grants $1 000 to $20 000; medium grants $20 001 to $70 000; and, large program grants $100 000 to $500 000 focused on community wellbeing and increasing workforce engagement.
To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:
– not for profit;
– incorporated or be a not?for?profit legal entity, or sponsored by an incorporated organisation or a not?for?profit legal entity; and
– based in Tasmania, or proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania.