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Community Action Grants

The Tasmanian Community Fund is calling for applications ($5,000 to $50,000) for projects that support improved community wellbeing in one of the following areas:

- Improved wellbeing
- Increased workforce engagement
- Community infrastructure
- Leadership

Application timeline: Applications are now open and close on 23 June 2021. Outcomes will be announced in mid-August 2021.

Funding available: Approximately $1.5 million is available for allocation through this grant round.

How to apply: The application form and guidelines are available on the TCF website. Applicants are required to read the guidelines and provide the information requested in the application form by the closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss project ideas with TCF staff by calling 6165 8333.

Story Stops for the Western Wilds Drive

Kentish Council has taken the opportunity to position its townships as the gateway to the Western Wilds Drive Journey, to compliment Tourism Tasmania’s state-wide drive journey.

Council successfully applied for funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) to assist with completing the project, with Kentish Mayor Tim Wilson officially launching the Story Stops in April.

Story Stops comprises seven signs installed in various locations around the municipality to encourage visitors to slow down, discover the ‘hero’ stories of each township and then explore the area further for themselves.  More...

Alcohol and Drug Peer Work Development Project

A locally developed program is providing work training and professional development for people who have been effected by substance use so they can assist other Tasmanian’s seeking help for their own addictions. 

The project is being delivered by The Drug Education Network (DEN) in partnership with Holyoake, Salvation Army and Youth, Family and Community Connections and has received funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF), Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) and is also supported by the Tasmanian Government.

DEN Chief Executive Officer Shirleyann Varney said the peer trainees have taken great steps forward in their own recovery journey and have prepared to share their knowledge and skills to support people on their own treatment and recovery journey.  More ...

Mentors in Violence

The Mentors in Violence Prevention Program (MVP) provides skills to help end violence in our communities by helping us learn how to be effective bystanders.

MVP helps people learn how to safely prevent, interrupt or confront behaviours with workshops encouraging conversations about how we react to issues ranging from bullying to family violence.

The program provides free workshops that give participants the chance to develop and practice options that they can safely use in a range of situations.

This TCF supported program will provide workshops across the State.  A workshop will be held at Sorell on Thursday, 26 May 2021.  To register visit

Another workshop will be held in Burnie on Thursday, 10 June 2021.  To register visit

If you are interested in participating in a workshop but these two dates don't work for you please contact the Hobart Women's Shelter on 6273 8455 or email to discuss options.

TCF Board Visits Circular Head

Tasmanian Community Fund Board members and staff visited Circular Head to discuss the needs and priorities with community members and to provide information on how community groups can access funds from the TCF.

When visiting communities the TCF likes to gain a greater understanding of community issues and needs.  Our thanks to the Circular Head Council, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation, Tarkine Coast Progress Association, Wyndarra Centre and Rural Health Tasmania for meeting with the Board to discuss what they are seeing in the community.  More ....

Business Tasmania - Grant Writing Workshops

Business Tasmania is offering Tasmanian businesses and community groups the opportunity to attend a free information session designed to help build skills in grant writing.

Sessions will be held in:

  • Longford on 11 May 2021 and
  • Sheffield on 12 May 2021

To find out more and to register visit the Business Tasmania website