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LGAT Assist

 LGATASSIST (formerly named LGAT Welfare Fund) provides Local Government employees with support and assistance during times of health, financial and general personal difficulty.

LGATASSIST offers low interest loans to Local Government employees who are employed on a permanent basis and who are members of Quadrant Superannuation. Other services provided by LGATASSIST include:

  • access to financial counselling to assist with household management
  • three bursaries annually, to enable Local Government employees or their dependents to attend the University of Tasmania (conditions apply)
  • non-refundable grants may be approved for cases of extraordinary financial hardship.
The LGATASSIST Board members:
Kaye Reeves  Chairman 
John Phillips  Australian Services Union 
Geoff Dodge  LGMA 
Tony Wolfe  Kingborough  Council 
Allan Garcia  LGAT 
Loan Information

Loans are available for Local Government employees currently employed on a permanent basis by a local council, Local Government Single or Joint Authority or a Water and Sewerage Corporation within Tasmania. This can be either on a full time or part time basis and the employee must be a current member of Quadrant Superannuation.

Loan Details

Applicants must be over the age of 18 and must have been in employment for a minimum term of 3 months.

Amounts Available  Minimum Repayments 
Under 2 years of service  $1500 maximum = $60 minimum p.ft 
2-3 years of service  $3000 maximum = $75 minimum p.ft 
3-4 years of service  $4500 maximum = $90 minimum p.ft 
4-5 years of service  $6000 maximum = $105 minimum p.ft 
Over 5 years of service  $7500 maximum = $120 minimum p.ft 
Current Interest Rate:
  • General Purpose Loans 8%

Loan application forms are available in councils from payroll administrators.

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Grants

LGATASSIST grants may be considered in exceptional circumstances for rehabilitation and training, financial counselling and child/family welfare.  Local Government  staff who are currently employed on a permanaent basis by a local council or by a Local Government Single or Joint authority or a Water and Sewerage Corporation within Tasmania, on a full or part time basis and who is a current member of Quadrant Superannuation is eligible to apply for a LGATASSIST grant.

Funeral Grants

Up to a maximum of $3500 for council employees only.

General Grants

Up to a maximum of $3500 and are considered by the LGATASSIST board.

With the exception of funeral grants, applicants must make a written request to the LGATASSIST board. Further information regarding grants may be obtained by contacting Michelle Freeman on 6233 5970 or email mailto:assist@lgat.tas.gov.au

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University of Tasmania Local Government Bursaries

LGATASSIST offers three bursaries of $1500 each per year, for a maximum of two years, for dependants of Local Government employees who are also members of Quadrant Superannuation. The bursaries are allocated to eligible students commencing study in any course at the University of Tasmania and are awarded on a regional basis, one each to a student from the west-north-west, north-west and the south-east.

2009/10 Bursary Recipients

Samantha Cassidy, Scottsdale
Jack Muir-Wilson, Wynyard
Greta Goldsmith, Penna

2010/2011 Bursary Recipients

Ben Askey, Southern Region
Evan Mansfield, North-west Region
James McElwee, Northern Region

For further information about the LGATASSIST bursary, email Tas.Scholarships@utas.edu.au and include 'LGATASSIST Bursary' in the subject line.

For further information about scholarships and bursaries to attend the Unversity of Tasmania, click here.

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