TasPorts' latest Community Grant Program recipients announced

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the latest TasPorts Community Grant Program.


27 March 2024

Since its establishment in 2022, the TasPorts Community Grant Program has been more than just a source of financial aid for Tasmanian communities. With a total investment of $250,000, the program has become a catalyst for positive change and community growth across the region.

Chief Executive Officer Anthony Donald highlights the program’s broader impact, stating, “We are not just providing funds; we are allowing the supported organisations and initiatives to bring about meaningful change in the communities they represent.”

As TasPorts celebrates its sixth funding round, Mr Donald said, “It is wonderful to see such diversity in the organisations and projects submitted for consideration. In this current round, we have been able to support some important community outreach projects, fund marine safety equipment purchases and environmental conservation and education efforts within port areas, and help to facilitate some much-loved and new local events.”

Almost $50,000 in funding was awarded to 12 recipients, accompanied by various forms of in-kind support, reflecting TasPorts' commitment to initiatives aligned with its key focus areas.

Successful recipients include:

  • Beaker Street Festival
  • The Bowerbird Collective: The Moonbird Festival 2024
  • Festival of Voices: Big Sing Bonfire
  • Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue: Safety Communications Upgrade
  • George Town Neighbourhood House: Hood on Wheels
  • King Island Landcare Group: Community Education Project
  • The Mawson's Huts Foundation Ltd: Australian Antarctic Festival - Penguin Rookery Project
  • Mission to Seafarers, Burnie: International Day of the Seafarer Art Show
  • Port Dalrymple Yacht Club Inc: Upgrade of Outboard Engine for Club Rescue Vessel
  • Shadow Ground Ltd: Dark Fringe 2024
  • Ulverstone Surf Lifesaving Club Inc: Emergency Response Team Protective Gear
  • University of Tasmania: Festival of Bright Ideas

      Applications for the next round of funding will open on 1 August 2024. Applicants will need to demonstrate their initiative's link to one or more of TasPorts' four key focus areas:

      • Community engagement in port regions
      • Marine safety
      • Maritime heritage
      • Marine and coastal environmental protection

      TasPorts encourages all eligible organisations and community groups in Tasmania to consider applying. For more information, please visit the Community Grant Program page.