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Financial Assistance Scheme

Devonport City Council recognises the immense community benefit provided to our residents and visitors by local organisations through the provision of opportunity for involvement in activities in Devonport. Consequently Council have developed a Financial Assistance Scheme as one method of supporting and assisting local organisations in providing additional options for the Devonport Community.

Community Small Grants

Up to $3000 available to non-profit organisations to provide programs that enhance health and well-being, environmental sustainability, arts, culture and heritage, and sports and recreation. Includes activities to improve safety, undertake minor capital works, and purchase equipment.

Applications for 20113/14 are now open. Applications close at 4pm Friday 30 August 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Community Small Grants Guidelines

Community Small Grants Application Form

Community Small Grants Acquittal Form

Economic Development and Events Sponsorship

Three categories of funding available for local to international social, cultural, environmental, sport and recreational initiatives and events held in the Devonport municipality. Projects in this grant category attract local community members and visitors creating commercial benefits for the City.

Applications for 20113/14 are now open. Applications close at 4pm Friday 30 August 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Economic Development & Events Sponsorship Guidelines

Economic Development & Events Sponsorship Application Form

Economic Development & Events Sponsorship Acquittal Form

Rate Remissions for Non Profit Organisations

Eligible non profit organisations that own property or are responsible for payment of rates can apply for a remission of the general rate against that property.

Rate Remissions for Non Profit Organisations will be open by the end of July 2013.

Previous Successful Applicants 2012/2013

Community Small Grants

Both the Devonport Playcentre and Mission Australia (on behalf of the Child and Family Centre East Devonport) were successful in attaining funds for the Circus! program. Social Circus Tasmania is a local organisation who uses the diversity and excitement of the circus acts as a vehicle to affect positive change in individuals, families, groups and communities.

The City of Devonport Brass Band was awarded $2,000 towards their band uniform update.

Devonport Carols by Candlelight received $900 to fund portable toilets for the 2012 Carols by Candlelight. This event brings an interesting and varied programme to the community, which provides the opportunity for both participation and entertainment.

The Devonport RSL Military History Archival Storage Facility required extension to their current storage facility due to over 2000 items stored or on exhibition and with the continued acceptance of donated memorabilia. They were successful in obtaining $2,000 towards this project.

The Don River Railway received $2,868 towards the project Staying on Track. This project enabled improvements to amenity and track infrastructure, ensuring the facility remains safe and viable.

Eastern Shore Kommunity Kids were awarded $2,000 for their Christmas Celebration Party. The party helped to raise the profile of Kommunity Kids in the community and encourage more children, youth and families to attend on a weekly basis. It was held to celebrate the successful full, first year at Kommunity Kids, with the families that regularly attend.

The project East Devonport Holiday Happening provided children and families of East Devonport and surrounding areas with a fun-packed holiday program for one week of the summer break. This was run by the Scripture Union of Tasmania Inc who received $1,200 towards the running of this project.

Youth and Family Focus will be undertaking in August 2013 the project entitled "HELP - Homelessness Every Life if Precious". They received $2,000 to assist this high schools film festival, now in its second year.

Economic Development and Events Sponsorship

The Tour of Tasmania is a six day top flight cycling event which showcases the southern, north and north-west regions of the state. The organisers were granted $12,000 towards the event.

The Devonport Eisteddfod provides an avenue for performers of the arts to perform publicly and to provide for highly qualified and independent adjudication on their performances. $16,500 was provided to assist with the staging of this event.

The Devonport Triathlon has been in existence since 1985 and is the third longest running triathlon in Australia. The target audience is triathletes eligible and willing to participate in the above competition from both Tasmania and interstate. This event brings approximately 500 competitors to our shores along with coaches, family and friends. The organisers were granted $ 15,000 towards this event.

The Devonport Golf Club recently held the Tasmanian Senior Open. This event was held over 36 holes, attracting leading Senior Professional golfers from all over Australia. The Club received $5,000 to help stage this event.

The Devonport Harness Racing Club Family Fun Event is an event which promotes harness racing as a family event with free activities and attractions for the whole family. This event received $1,000.

The AMT Australian Money Tournament hosted by the Devonport Tennis Club provided a place for any one in our community to come and enjoy tennis whether it is watching or playing. The Club was successful in obtaining $2,000 towards this event.

Skateboarding Australia brought the exclusive Tasmania Stop of the Nike SbA Am Series 2013 to Devonport for its fourth straight year. Funding was provided in the sum of $4,000 for this event.

21 Circus Acts in 20 Minutes was held in Devonport as part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival. This festival is Australia's only state-wide, international arts festival and Tasmania's premier cultural event. Since its inception in 2001, the work of an outstanding range of international, national and Tasmanian artists has been presented to audiences of almost one million people over the six festivals held to date. $3,000 was provided to help with the running of the festival.