Fund Facts

Establishment of TCF

The Tasmanian Community Fund was established from the proceeds from the sale of a community asset - the Trust Bank.

First funding round

The first funding round was in 2000.

Independence of the TCF Board

The Tasmanian Community Fund's Board is independent and determines the Fund's strategic direction and grant allocation.  The Board members must perform their functions in the best interests of the Tasmanian community.

Applications assessed

The Board has assessed more than 9 250 grant applications for funding totalling over $487 million.

Dollars awarded

The Board has awarded more than $111 million to more than 3000 projects.

Tasmanians with disability

The Board has awarded more then $5.82 million to organisations focused on improving the lives of Tasmanians living with disabilities.

Elderly Tasmanians

More than 2.31 million has been awarded by the Board to organisations or projects focused on improving the lives or providing services to senior or elderly Tasmanians.

Environment

The Board has awarded more than 2.24 million to organisations to improve Tasmania's environment, including projects focused on native birds and animals, weeds, threatened species, erosion control and community engagement.

Aboriginal Heritage

The Board has awarded more than $1.12 million to projects supporting preservation and celebration of Aboriginal heritage and culture.

Community gardens

The Board has awarded more than $625 000 for community garden projects.

Medical research and infrastructure

The Board has awarded more than $2.12 million for medical research or infrastructure projects to the Menzies Research Institute and Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

Community radio

The Board has awarded more than $495 000 to community radio projects.

Theatre and ballet

The Board has awarded more than $1.03 million to support live theatre and ballet productions.

Community bands, orchestras and choirs

The Board has awarded more than $1.29 million to community bands, orchestras and choirs for the purchase of instruments, uniforms and the upgrading of infrastructure.

Surf life saving clubs

The Board has awarded more than $1.47 million to surf life saving clubs.

Child care and playgroups

The Board has awarded more than $550 000 to child care or playgroups.

$8.24 Million

The Board has awarded more than $8.24 million to the Salvation Army, Anglicare, Red Cross, Common Ground, Lifeline, Mission Australia, Smith Family, UnitingCare, St Vincent de Paul, Save the Children and Colony 47 for infrastructure, equipment and program costs to assist them to support Tasmanians in need.

Hobart and Launceston City Missions

The Board has awarded more than $2.79 million to the Hobart and Launceston City Missions for infrastructure upgrades and program costs to assist those organisations to provide support to Tasmanians in need.

Neighbourhood and Community Houses

The Board has awarded more than $3.95 million to Neighbourhood/Community Houses and the Tasmanian Association of Community Houses for infrastructure upgrades, equipment purchases and programs to help the Houses to build inclusive communities across Tasmania.

Community/Men's Sheds

The Board has awarded more than $1.51 million to Community/Men's Sheds.

$1.50 million

The Board has awarded over $1.50 million to Scout and Girl Guide groups around Tasmania.

$1.55 million

The Board has awarded over $1.55 million to assist Rotary, Rotaract, Lions, Lioness, Probus and Apex clubs to undertake projects such as upgrade of public recreation facilities, environmental projects and community transport.

Community

There have been a total of 20 community members appointed to the Board since 2000.

$880,000

The Board has awarded nearly $880 000 to The National Trust to preserve Tasmania’s historic buildings and history.

Chairperson

There have been three Chairpersons - Gerald Loughran from June 2000 to December 2009, Lynn Mason from December 2009 to December 2016 and Sally Darke from January 2017.

$2.54 million

The Board has awarded over $2.54 million to skateparks, bike tracks and walking tracks around the State.

$1.7 million

The Board has awarded more than $1.7 million to organisations supporting victims of sexual assault or violence.