Community groups, clubs and organisations are being encouraged to apply for financial support through Devonport City Council’s Major and Minor Grant program.
Applications are currently open until Tuesday, 28 February 2023. Successful applicants will have until June 2024 to expend the funds.
Devonport Mayor, Councillor Alison Jarman said not-for-profit community organisations and associations may be eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in funding.
Cr Jarman said the Financial Assistance Scheme offers valuable financial support to community groups to assist them in delivering important projects and programs that provide benefit to Devonport residents.
“Community groups, clubs and organisations are critical in delivering activities and programs that help to build a healthier, stronger and more vibrant community. The grant program is one way in which Council can assist them undertake these activities and projects” Cr Jarman said.
Successful recipients of the first round of grants included Devonport Chaplaincy Inc – Mental Health First Aid Training; ParaQuad Association of Tasmania – Wheelie Wellness; East Devonport Badminton Club Inc – Introduction to badminton coaching classes and the Exhale Choir’s Big Sing.
The Community Well-Being Small Grants have also just re-opened. With the support of Primary Health Tasmania, grants of up to $5000 are available to organisations and community groups to run health and well-being programs.
Cr Jarman said these grants are targeted to programs and activities that assist in promoting resilience, building social connections, facilitating reconnection with local social support networks and encourage positive well-being for the Devonport community.
Find guidelines and application forms for the major and minor grants on the Council website: https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/live/your-community/grants/major-minor-grants/ plus information on Community Wellbeing Small Grants here: https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/live/your-community/grants/community-wellbeing-small-grants/