Grant Programs

2019-2020 Community Support Levy (CSL) Grants Round

The 2019-2020 CSL Grants Round is now open.

This grant round will run from 21 October 2019, with applications due by 5pm Friday 29 November 2019.

Two categories of grant funding are being offered for the 2019-2020 CSL Grant Round:

  • Small Equipment Grants – up to $5,000 ex GST
  • Community Projects Grants – up to $18,000 ex GST

Please see the CSL Charitable Organisations Grants Program 2019-2020 Guidelines for further information.

Organisations may apply for either the small equipment or the community projects grants. Organisations cannot apply for both types of grants.

To apply for a Small Equipment grant, please use the Small Equipment 2019-2020 Application Form.

To apply for a Community Project grant, please use the Community Projects 2019-2020 Application Form.

Please submit completed applications via email to

Please ensure you refer to page 8 of the guidelines for what to include in your application.

For more information about the 2019-2020 CSL Grants Round, please email or call 1800 204 224. If you need assistance accessing the forms, please contact the above number.

Grants for Charitable Organisations

In Tasmania, support for charitable organisations is specifically provided for through the Community Support Levy (CSL). Under Section 151 of the Gaming Control Act 1993 (the Act), the CSL is raised from the gross profits of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in hotels and clubs, plus percentage of the Commission paid by Tasmanian players of betting exchange operators.

Monies in the CSL are put back into the Tasmanian community through a range of services and programs including services for people affected by problem gambling, gambling harm minimisation and prevention campaigns, research, community development and community education.

A percentage of the CSL is set aside for the benefit of charitable organisations. These funds are distributed through the CSL Charitable Organisations Grants Program. The Department of Communities Tasmania  Gambling Support Program administers the Charitable Organisations Grants Program.

Since the introduction of the CSL in 1997, a diverse range of not-for-profit charitable organisations have received monies through the Grants Program.  A list of organisations that have received funding from this levy can be viewed here

Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania also provides CSL grant programs for the benefit of sport and recreational clubs.

For information about a range of grants available to community organisations and local government, please subscribe to Grants Alerts by emailing

For more information about the CSL Grants Program, please contact the Gambling Support Program at or on (03) 6166 3579.

Projects funded through previous CSL Grants Rounds can be viewed at the Previous Recipients page.