The Community Participation and Appeals Fund was established by the Tasmanian Government as a non-contestable, closed grants program, in July 2015 to provide support to significant community events, as well as charitable appeals.

The intent of the Fund is to encourage participation in community and cultural events, and to provide these important events and appeals with funding certainty, by allowing them to enter into multi-year funding agreements.

The Fund will allow each organisation to better plan for the future, and continue to stage events that have become an important part of Tasmanian community life.

In the 2019-20 State Budget, the Tasmanian Government allocated funding of $200,000 per annum over four years (2019-20 to 2022-23) to 22 recipients to support their events and appeals.

The following recipients identified by the Tasmanian Government currently benefit from the Fund:

Event/AppealAnnual allocation 2019-23
National Heart Foundation Give with Heart Day$50,000
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal$30,000
Hobart Regatta Day Festival$28,000
Estia Greek Festival $13,000
Moonah Taste of the World$10,000
Tasmanian Craft Fair$10,000
Festa Italia Festival$8,500
Red Cross Calling campaign$7,000
Colony47 Xmas lunch$5,000
Chinese Lunar New Year Festival$5,000
Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards$4,000
Kingston Beach Regatta - A Day on the Beach Australia Day Celebration$3,000
The Smith Family Christmas Appeal in Tasmania $3,000
The Brave Foundation Programs$3,000
MyState Student Film Festival $2,000
Give Me 5 for Kids$2,000
City Mission Winter Appeal$1,500
City Mission Christmas Appeal$1,500
Vinnies Christmas Appeal$1,500
Daffodil Day$1,500
Tasmanian Special Children's Christmas Party Event$1,000
Reclink Community Cup$1,000