Status: CLOSED

Applications closed at 5:00 pm on Friday, 3 September 2021.

The details of the successful applicants will be made publicly available at Unsuccessful applicants will receive a letter advising they have been unsuccessful, with details of how to request feedback on their application.


To celebrate and promote the contribution of carers to their communities, the Tasmanian Government is providing funding for a Carers Small Grants Program to support Carers Week events run by local organisations across the State, and to increase awareness of services available to carers.

$20 000 will be available under the Grants Program in 2021-22.

Organisations are encouraged to apply for grants up to $2 500 (Tier One) or up to $500 (Tier Two).

Priority will be given to events that:

  • Are inclusive of the diversity of Tasmanian carers;
  • Build community capacity;
  • Celebrate National Carers Week or celebrate carers in the Tasmanian community; and
  • Support community collaboration.


Not-for-profit, incorporated community organisations may apply for funding under this Grants Program.

Not-for-profit organisations that are not incorporated may also apply, but must be sponsored by an incorporated organisation. In this case, the application must include written confirmation from the sponsoring organisation that it will accept the relevant administrative, legal and financial responsibilities for the grant.

Local Governments are eligible to apply where they can demonstrate collaboration with a community organisation to improve outcomes for carers.

Successful Recipients

Important Information around COVID19

All applicants funded under this Program must comply with any COVID-19 requirements and restrictions for events in place at the time of their event, including the Tasmanian Government’s A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Communities, Sport and Recreation before preparing their application to ensure they understand the Program’s requirements and can present their best case for funding.

Communities, Sport and Recreation can be contacted by emailing or phoning on 1800 204 224.