Celebrating 21 Years

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The Tasmanian Community Fund celebrated its 21st birthday with community events in Devonport and Launceston.

TCF board members and staff were joined by past and current funding recipients, participants from TCF programs and friends from across the community and the not-for-profit sector.

The celebrations were a terrific reflection of the Tasmanian Community Fund and the achievements of the community as a result of TCF investment.  Many stories of change for individuals, organisations and communities were shared throughout the events.

TCF Chairperson Sally Darke said since the year 2000, the Board has assessed more than 9,500 applications for funding, requesting more than $531 million and awarded more than $118 million in grants to more than 3,100 projects.

“The Fund has always transitioned to meet community needs, and it is a different looking organisation today compared to 21 years ago.” Mrs Darke said.

“There was more focus on general infrastructure in the early days, with a lot of buildings and community assets still being utilised today because of the investment of the TCF.

“Over time, our priorities have shifted to a focus on making communities capable and resilient in shaping their future,” she said.

“Community wellbeing now sits at the core of the TCF with a clear focus on improving outcomes for the people of Tasmania.  The four funding pillars of the TCF are improving wellbeing, increasing workforce engagement, providing leadership opportunities and funding infrastructure that supports community wellbeing.”