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Community Grants Program

Building better communities

TasWater is committed to building positive relationships with local communities across Tasmania. As well as working to provide high quality water and sewerage services, we want to lend a helping hand to organisations that are doing their best to improve the quality of life in their local community.

The TasWater Community Small Grants program encourages local not-for-profit organisations to develop and implement short or long term ideas that will help to change their communities for the better.

Any community organisation that meets the eligibility criteria can apply for a TasWater Community Small Grant: there is one $5,000 grant and a small number of $2,000 grants. Applications for the current round of funding in the 2017–18 financial year close at 5:00pm Friday, 11 May 2018.

Application forms are available by phoning our Customer Service Centre on 13 6992, by emailing enquiries@taswater.com.au or by downloading the form from our website.

2017 TasWater Community Small Grants recipients

Congratulations to the following organisations, who received grants under TasWater's 2017 Community Small Grants program.

Self Help Workshops

Self Help Workplace is an Australian Disability Enterprise providing supported employment for 48 adults with a disability. Through productive and meaningful employment, our employees are supported to enjoy independent and fulfilling lives. The grant will be used to purchase a new electronic whiteboard for their training room. 

Edmund Rice Services

Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania is a state-wide, not for profit, volunteer driven organisation that provides children, young people and young adults with experiences they may not otherwise have. Founded on the examples of Edmund Rice, Edmund Rice programs focus on supporting marginalised and/or minority groups to participate in fun and safe environments of acceptance, challenge and growth. The participants involved in our programs are most commonly aged between 8 and 12 years (Grades 3-6) and come from a variety of different and diverse backgrounds and locations in Tasmania. The grant will go to funding 30 children between the ages of eight and fourteen for Edmund Rice Camps.

Good Neighbour Council Launceston

The aim of the Good Neighbour Council Launceston are to address the issues of isolation by providing opportunities for social support and interaction to elderly migrants from cultural and linguistic diverse backgrounds and for younger migrants with disabilities and their carers living in the Launceston area. The Community Small Grant will assist the Good Neighbour Council with their project Connecting Communities.

Taroona Volunteer Fire Brigade

The Taroona Volunteer Fire Brigade is part of the Tasmania Volunteer Fire Brigades Association. We were established in 1946 and are one of the oldest volunteer fire brigades in the Southern Tasmania. The brigade supports the Tasmania Fire Service in various ways.  The volunteer brigade will use their grant to upgrade a 65m driveway they use for training purposes.

Mole Creek Swimming Centre Association

The Mole Creek Swimming pool is run solely by volunteers and receives no form of government funding. The pool has been operated and run successfully for over 31 years. Their grant will be used towards an upgrade of their toilet facilities, which are over 50 years old.

CWA Strahan Branch

The CWA Strahan Branch offers the community support, friendship, help and advice when needed. They offer young mothers baby bundles as well as the catering of funerals for their older citizens. The grant will go towards hosting this year's Senior Citizens Christmas luncheon. The luncheon attracts over 100 guests.

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Veterans and Community Wood Centre, Kings Meadows

The Men's Shed movement has become one of the most powerful tools in addressing men's health and well being. The Community Small Grant would greatly assist in the purchase of new hand and electric power tools.