Tasmanian Community Fund Covid19 specific funding


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 and calling for applications for projects which respond specifically to the impacts of Covid19 on local communities.

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.

Also, $3.5M is being made available to assist Tasmanians recover and rebuild from Covid19, with round 41 designed to specifically aid in the recovery.

TCF Chair Sally Darke said that while the needs of the Tasmanian people continue to grow and change during the pandemic, the fund has adapted to meet the needs in this unprecedented time.

The TCF has introduced a Covid19 specific funding round to assist community groups and organisations realign their work and adapt to the “new normal” and beyond.

“There are many community groups and individuals who can help lead Tasmania through the recovery. The Tasmanian Community Fund saw the importance of a Covid19 specific round to support communities to connect and rebuild,” Ms Darke said.

“We know that there are those that still need support and we want to make sure that we are supporting communities to rebuild. We are asking the community to assist us to finalise our focus areas by contacting the TCF team and provide feedback so we can best shape our response.”

Small, medium and large applications are being called for across three streams, which open on 11th July.  The streams have been developed based on initial community feedback.

Covid19 specific funding at a glance

The three streams of funding are:

Support :

  • improving educational outcomes including reconnection with education
  • improving mental health outcomes
  • improving drug and alcohol misuse outcomes
  • ensuring local access to food
  • supporting migrant and refugee communities (including non-permanent residents)
  • reducing the level of and impact of family violence, including the impact on children and young people


  • increasing community connection
  • reducing social isolation
  • improving community resilience
  • infrastructure and equipment that supports or enables communities to connect, support and rebuild
  • rebuilding social fabric


  • increasing individual and organisational capacity
  • enabling organisations to take advantage of new opportunities
  • enabling organisations to realign their work and ways of work to support community outcomes in a post Covid19 Tasmania

Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit organisations* proposing to undertake a project in Tasmania.

Application timeline:  Applications will open on 11 July 2020.  The Tasmanian Community Fund is keen to ensure that funding is available to the Tasmanian community .  Closing and announcement dates are still being finalised.