July 11, 2021
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Community Services and Development
The Tasmanian government with more than $ 300,000 is helping community organizations run projects that provide the infrastructure and equipment organizations need to improve the well-being of our communities.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Support Levy Charitable Organizations Grants’ 2020-21 grant round is focused on social support, specifically social connectedness and inclusion.
This funding ensures 28 organizations across the state can conduct 28 projects, including 16 small appliance grants and 12 community project grants.
The small appliance grants of up to $ 5,000 allow businesses to add value to their services by purchasing equipment, including:
- $ 5,000 for Burnie Community House to install commercial dishwasher that frees volunteers to offer more community programs;
- US $ 2,442 for the Fingal Valley Community House for IT equipment to create The Valley and East Coast Voice community newsletter;
- $ 5,000 for Huonville PCYC to install new equipment in their community gym; and
- $ 1,500 for the Starting Point Neighborhood House for a walk-in greenhouse to grow more seedlings and produce more fresh food for community programs.
Community project grants of up to $ 25,000 enable organizations to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including:
- $ 23,540 for Devonport Men’s Shed to create a link between buildings and meeting rooms that provides safe and easy access to shed programs for all members, including those with mobility issues;
- $ 25,000 to the Geeveston Community Center for a nursery mentoring program that improves community food literacy and gardening skills and forges community connections with local growers;
- $ 25,000 for Special Olympics Australia for a game-based all skill program that improves motor skills, mental and physical well-being, and social skills in children with intellectual disabilities; and
- $ 22,500 for St. Helens Neighborhood House to provide a mental health information program that will raise community awareness of mental health support services and reduce community stigma associated with mental illness.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is a strong supporter of charities and the vital role they play in helping the Tasmanians and building stronger communities.
We congratulate the recipients of the Grant Round 2020-21 and look forward to these projects, which support the welfare of the Tasmanians, coming to fruition.
Further information on the scholarship program and a full list of funded projects can be found at https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/disability/gambling/grants
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