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Film Works

Tasmanian film industry experts are providing the Tasmanian not-for-profit sector with an opportunity to harness the power of video to help tell their stories.

Devised by Wide Angle Tasmania, ‘Films Work’ is a program that supports Tasmanian not-for-profits to use films for social change, and leaders in the sector are being encouraged to register for an upcoming Zoom information session to learn more. 

Wide Angle Tasmania’s Executive Director Abi Binning said support from the Tasmanian Community Fund meant participants could work with them to learn the best strategies to communicate their mission using films.

“We know that film making can be a powerful way to tell a story, using emotion to inform and build advocates for a cause,” she said.  More ...

2021 Community Action Grants

Upgraded community facility opens on Central Coast

Soundproofing of private spaces, improved access and electrical upgrades are just some of the improvements made to The Ulverstone Neighbourhood House (UNH) which held its official re-opening in May 2021.

The $265,000 upgrade has been funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund as well as Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania, the Department of Communities and in-kind contributions from the community.

Simon Douglas, UNH Manager said the infrastructure upgrade will create private, safe and more functional indoor and outdoor spaces for the community and service providers to access.

“We are often the first point of call for vulnerable community members, providing information, support and emergency relief,” Mr Douglas said.

“People need private spaces where they can feel safe in a non-threatening environment.”  More ....

Drought Resilience Funding

Community organisations and networks can access a share of $4.5 million under the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, with grants on offer to drive action on drought resilience. The program will be delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Through the Networks to Build Resilience program, the Australian Government’s investment of $3.375m, together with a $1.125m contribution from FRRR, will enable $4.5 million to be available for on-ground community capacity building projects, across two funding rounds.

The Networks to Build Drought Resilience program will support the community organisations, networks and infrastructure that help people and communities prepare for, and live through, times of drought. The program will fund events, activities, training and small-scale infrastructure that assist communities to build their capacity.

Applications are now open and close at 5pm on 5 July 2021. For more information or to apply visit FRRR’s website.

AMP's Tomorrow Fund

The AMP Foundation is seeking applications from invidiuals of all ages, interests and walks of life for grants between $5 000 and $100 000.

Funds can be used for range of activities and expenses, including equipment, study, research, salaries, promotion and travel. 

Applications close on 9 June 2021.  For more information visit the AMP Foundation website.