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/Appeal||Annual 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|
|Tasmanian Special Children's Christmas Party Event||$1,000|
|Reclink Community Cup||$1,000|