Insurance COVID-19 Community Support Fund
Applications for this fund are now closed. We are pleased to be able to provide financial support to 41 community groups across the state.
We received an overwhelming response to the fund. It is clear that many local community groups are struggling financially from the impact of the pandemic on their operations.
Our approach has been to provide funding to as many organisations in need, across as many regions of Tasmania, as possible.
The recipients of this fund are as follows:
- Launceston Elderly Citizens Club
- Strike It Out
- RSPCA Invermay
- Bridport Community Mens Shed
- Rocherlea Football Club
- Lilydale Football Club
- St. Patrick's Old Collegians Football Club
- Deviot Sailing Club
- Beauty Point Bowls and Community Club
- East Launceston Bowling and Club
- Ringarooma Golf Club
- Ulverstone Bowls and Community Club
- Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
- Zodiacs Gymnastics Club
- Darwin Football Association
- Latrobe Bowls and Community Club
- Wynyard Bowls and Community Club
- Riding for the Disabled, St. Helens
- Orford Bowls Club
- St. Mary's Sports Centre
- West Coast Connect
- Queenstown Crows Football Club
- Great Lake Community Centre
- Rural Alive and Well
- Bothwell Football Club
- Bothwell Golf Club
- City of Glenorchy Golden Years Club
- Kingborough Community Missions
- Hobart Legacy
- The Windeward Bound Trust
- Dominoes Basketball Club
- Surf Life Saving Tasmania
- Tasmanian Sail Training Association, Operators of Lady Nelson
- Brighton Bowls and Community Club
- Buckingham Bowls Club
- Geeveston Bowls Club
- Huonville Bowls Club
- Edge Radio
- Reconciliation Tasmania
- AFL Masters Football Tasmania
- King Island Community Radio
You can read more about how the grant has helped some of these successful groups below:
Great Lake Community Centre
Situated in Miena in the Central Highlands, this community centre is vital during bushfire and weather emergencies to temporarily house and feed local residents and emergency personnel. They will be using their grant to purchase storage to safely secure the bedding, bunks and kitchen equipment they need during such emergencies.
Riding for the Disabled, St. Helens
Established in 2004, RDA St. Helens provide equestrian activities to community members who are disabled, disadvantaged and at risk. The grant will enable them to continue to feed and care for their horses until normal operations can resume.
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
This organisation in the Northwest develops, maintains and operates multiple award-winning rhododendron garden. They are going to use their grant to complete a 'crib room' for their hard-working volunteers.
Darwin Football Association
The grant will help this league of West and Northwest clubs to settle accounts with local suppliers so that they can survive until the season resumes.
Tasmanian Sail Training Association, Operators of Lady Nelson
The Lady Nelson is a firm fixture on the Hobart Wharf and the grant will enable the Association to conduct essential maintenance work, ensuring the vessel will be available for the enjoyment of Tasmanians as and when they choose to sail on her.
East Launceston Bowling and Club
The club will be using their grant towards the payment of various invoices while they're unable to operate.
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