Round 40 Small Announcement

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The Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) is taking steps to assist Tasmanians during the Covid19 pandemic by bringing forward the announcement of its latest round of grants.

The early assessment the latest round of small grants totalling $180,000 will see funds distributed at least six weeks early to 17 community groups across the state, with another $4M to be announced in June.

“Having the latest round of small grants starting earlier will see monies being spent in local communities and the positive impact of projects assist Tasmanians to get back on their feet sooner,” Ms Darke said.

“Projects include storytelling to increase the understanding of the impact of domestic violence, new toilets an RSL Club, leadership development for the arts sector, a recycling trailer for a pony club and safety equipment for the Wooden Boat Festival.

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Sharpen said It is a privilege for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to be able to use ‘Growing Pains in the Arts’ to facilitate a stronger connection between members of the Tasmanian arts sector – and for us network and learn from each other.

“Among the eight modules we will be focusing on generating income, making work ready for festivals, the role of the arts in marketing Tasmania, how to engage with Government, building your donor network, and importantly in current times - health, wellbeing and self-care in the arts,” Ms Sharpen said.

“Growing Pains in the Arts will give participants skills to build relationships across the arts spectrum and help them to better collaborate and develop programs and productions together. The program will be taught by specialist presenters from within the TSO and the wider arts sector.

“This funding will allow us to provide the program to more Tasmanian arts organisations and reduce the costs for participants to travel and attend and give us options for online engagement to reach a wider audience,” she said.

The Lenah Valley RSL Sub Branch Project Coordinator and Welfare Officer, Peter Dane said the timing is perfect for this funding as the Club is closed at present and it is an ideal time to undertake the upgrade to their male toilets.

“The money will employ local contractors and with help from volunteering club members will ensure the Club can continue to serve retuned soldiers and the Community for years to come,” Mr Dane said.

A list of successful small projects can be found on the here.