RACT is committed to providing assistance to grassroots community organisations, often operated by volunteers, to help them deliver local projects that help improve the lives of their community.
Twice annually, RACT offers grants of up to $2,000 to not-for-profit groups through the RACT Community Fund.
To demonstrate the amazing work that community and non-profit groups do, we would like to introduce you to recipients of the most recent round , and thank the other applicants for their efforts and interest in the RACT Community Grants Fund.
Goodwood Community Centre
Funding will help complete the construction of a hothouse to propagate seeds and cuttings which will help the local community and school, especially through the cooler months.
Derwent Valley Community House Inc
A new watercraft kit will be purchased to assist at-risk youth and primary/high school students to motivate and encourage the use the waterways for health and wellbeing outcomes.
Exeter Show Society Inc
The showgrounds complex is a place where the community come together and to socialise hold fundraising BBQs. Funds will help to add a steel shelter to provide cover for the BBQ area.
Impression Bay Community Development Association
A local project is underway to create a free community garden for the Nubeena/White Beach/Tasman Peninsula area to enjoy. Funds will assist with the purchase towards a garden shed and some tools necessary for ongoing gardening work volunteers will conduct.
St Helens Playgroup
Funds will help with the purchase of new equipment and assist with the "Play Active" program the Playgroup offers which enables children birth – 5 years of age to develop and strengthen skills in a safe environment.
Ulverstone Rowing Club Inc
The Club's access point to the Leven River is utilised by the whole community and ongoing changes to the tide has made this quite unsafe. Funds will help purchase equipment to build and lay an additional step into the river for safe access.
Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club Inc
The Club provides rescue assistance and beach safety education services to the community along main beach at Ulverstone overlooking Bass Strait, West Beach and Turners Beach. Current All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) needs to be replaced which funding will be put towards.
Howrah Bowls Club
Funds will help contribute towards the cost of new bowls for the Club which are easier to use for school students and programs they hold for people with disabilities.
Cressy Scout Group
The Scout Group undertakes a large number of water activities around Tasmania including lake, river and sea activities. Funds will be used to purchase new life jackets for members.
If you would like notification of the opening of the next round, in October 2017, or if you would like any information about the Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.