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2021 Community Infrastructure

Submissions closed at 5:00PM 15 September 2021 (AEST).

2021 Community Infrastructure Grants

The Tasmanian Community Fund is calling for applications from not-for-profit community organisations to support community infrastructure projects that contribute to community wellbeing. The Tasmanian Community Fund recognises the community’s ongoing need for infrastructure that provides places for the community to participate, build connection, and learn.

Projects that fit within the definition of community infrastructure include the provision of buildings (new and renovations), equipment, technological and other infrastructure that enables the community to thrive.

For the 2021 Community Infrastructure Grants, priority will be given to rural and regional infrastructure. The Tasmanian Community Fund considers all of Tasmania rural and regional except the urban areas of Hobart, Glenorchy, Clarence, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.  The TCF will only consider community infrastructure applications from these urban areas if the project is targeted at people experiencing entrenched disadvantage.

The Tasmanian Community Fund is seeking applications for projects that require between $50 000 and $300 000 of support from the TCF. 

Application timeline:  Applications open at 8am on 7 August 2021 Applications close at 5pm (Tasmanian time) on 15 September 2021. Outcomes for EOI applications will be announced from mid October 2021. Outcomes for stage 2 applications will be announced from mid December 2021.

 Project funding is available for:

  • Infrastructure projects that are tailored for the Tasmanian community
  • infrastructure and equipment
  • projects that have a minimum of 10% cash contribution (of the amount being sought from the TCF) from the applicant or another funding partner
  • projects that include community collaboration and partnerships between organisations are strongly encouraged
  • projects that do not take longer than 3 years to complete

Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit organisations proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania and who can provide, through their own or another parties resources, 10% of the amount being sought from the Tasmanian Community Fund as cash contribution towards the project. 

Application process:  There will be a two stage application process (EOI and Stage 2). This is the EOI application and applicants will be notified about moving to Stage 2 in mid October.

Assessment: Our grant rounds are highly competitive, and we are unable to support every worthwhile project. Organisations are strongly encouraged to contact Fund staff early in the process to discuss their proposed application. 

Further information: Visit the Fund’s website www.tascomfund.org or contact the Fund Office on 6165 8333.

  • For TCF purposes, not for profit organisations include Councils.

 

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IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Welcome to the Tasmanian Community Fund's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 03 6165 8333 during business hours or email admin@tascomfund.org and quote your application number.

Click here Tasmanian Community Fund (tascomfund.org) to view the guidelines.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

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