TasPorts supports community projects across the state

TasPorts has awarded six community grants to projects across the state through the latest round of the company’s Community Grant Program.


31 May 2022

TasPorts launched its Community Grant program in early 2022, offering grants of up to $5,000 to support local projects, events and initiatives that benefit local communities near its commercial and community ports.

TasPorts Group Executive Kate Dean said the organisation had a long history of supporting community events and initiatives across Tasmania.

“Our organisation is proud of our role in significantly contributing to the Tasmanian economy and pleased that we can support a number of initiatives and events that benefit the communities located near our port operations,” she said.

The latest round awarded $25,000 in funding and $10,000 in-kind support to the following recipients:

  • Australian Antarctic Festival & Mawsons Hut Foundation: to support a school’s based engagement activity at the 2022 Festival.
  • Festival of Voices: to support the Community Pop Up Choir as part of the 2022 Program.
  • King Island Show Society: to purchase marquees for display areas and wet weather options.
  • Low Head Community Garden: to construct a greenhouse to allow produce to be grown year-round and seedlings to be raised by the garden volunteers.
  • Sailability Launceston: to fund the replacement of two 6 HP outboard motors on Sailiability yachts.
  • Tasmanian Sail Training Association & The Lady Nelson: to host a group of artists to create works inspired by the Derwent Estuary region for display at the 2023 Australian Wooden Boat Festival

TasPorts encourages all eligible organisations in Tasmania to consider applying.

For more information, please visit Community Grant Program.

Applications for the next round of funding will open on 1 August 2022.

Ms Dean said applicants need to demonstrate their initiative’s link to one or more of TasPorts’ four key focus areas of community engagement in port regions, marine safety, maritime heritage, and marine and coastal environmental protection.