The 2016 Plant Biosecurity Manual for Tasmania is now available - right here.
Community groups are invited to attend a free forum hosted by the Tasmanian Community Fund Board at Launceston from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Thursday, 18 February 2016. Come along to hear how you can maximise your chances of receiving a grant. To attend the forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6232 7269.
I have asked Matthew to pass on my heartfelt appreciation for the "forking awesome" presentation at the Landcare conference.
Words completely failed me, it's hard to talk through tears and I wish I could have been more composed but it was such a shock, although a wonderful thought, and thank you very much.
Landcare, and the good people involved in it, has a huge place in my heart, and I hope always to be able to contribute for many years to come.
- Gwendolyn Adams
At the 2015 Tasmanian Landcare Awards dinner, Gwendolyn was presented with a garden fork inscribed: "for a forking awesome contribution to Landcare", in recognition of her work with Landcare Tasmania (formerly the Tasmanian Landcare Association) and with the Landcare movement in general.
A similar presentation was made to Leanne Sherriff, for her enormous contribution to the organisation since 2002/03. Leanne played a key role in securing major funding for the organisation, and was heavily involved with steering and assessment committees for the Tasmanian Landcare Fund and other large grant programs. Leanne is still a member of the TLF Strategic Committee.
Members - watch your mail box!
We have just posted a membership pack to our groups, including a membership renewal form, LAP claim form, 2015-16 Annual Report and 2016 calendar. Please let us know if you don't receive this.
We will be sending a similar pack to individual members early next year.
Coming up in early 2016
Beach surveys (northern Tas) - no experience needed Oyster smashing (southern Tas) Cats Forum (Launceston) Pasture management/grazing workshop and coaching sessions
Are you well-prepared for an emergency or natural disaster - either at home or while you're away? Take the Red Cross quiz and find out!
Don't spread unwanted pests and diseases
If you're venturing into our unspoilt wilderness areas (or anywhere for that matter!), make sure you're not unintentionally spreading any unwanted organisms. Here's some biosecurity tips from NRM South
The Tasmanian Community Fund received 238 applications in grant round 31 requesting $7.85 million. After the pre-eligibility check process was completed 185 applications requesting $6.56 million were accepted for assessment. After careful consideration of each application, the Tasmanian Community Fund Board approved grants totalling $2.07 million to 80 projects. This takes the total amount of funding awarded since 2000 to more than $76 million to nearly 2 400 projects in all areas of the State. A full list of successful recipients in Grant Round 29 is available here.
Grant Round 32 will open on 23 January 2016. Guidelines and links to application forms will be available, shortly before the round opens, on the website at www.tascomfund.org or by contacting the TCF office on 6232 7043 or 6232 7269.
The Tasmanian Community Fund welcomes Sally Darke to the Board. Sally will commence her three year appointment on 1 January 2016.
Sally has just completed 10 years as a Director in the Advisory practice of KPMG where she has provided state-wide consultancy services for many not for profit, government and private organisations. As a human resource consultant her core business has been strategic planning, executive recruitment, governance training, organisation, board and CEO performance review. She has 20 years governance experience with both B&E and not for profit organisations in Tasmania.
Sally is keen to “make a difference” in the Tasmanian marketplace and motivated by the opportunity to provide good governance for the Tasmanian Community Fund.
Lynn Mason has been reappointed as Chairperson of the Tasmanian Community Fund for one year.
Thanks Peter Kay and Nell Kuilenburg
The Tasmanian Community Fund thanks Peter Kay and Nell Kuilenburg for their contribution as members of the Board for the last six years. Peter and Nell brought a diverse range of skills and experience to the Board and they will be missed.
The Board wishes Peter and Nell well for all their future endeavours and is sure that their commitment to the Tasmanian community will continue through other roles.
Break O’Day Council
Break O’Day Council is located on the northern part of Tasmania’s east coast. Council’s vision to ensure an active, forward looking and well managed community, creating a unique and desirable place to live, work and visit. This results in the Council providing a diverse range of services including facilities which encourage an active and involved community.
Support from the Tasmanian Community Fund has assisted the Council to install lights at the St Helens Skate Park. The lighting enables longer usage of the skate park each day while enhancing safety and reducing anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the foreshore area. More...
Community groups are invited to attend a free forum hosted by the Tasmanian Community Fund Board at Launceston from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Thursday, 18 February 2016. Location details will be advised in the next newsletter.
Come along to hear how you can maximise your chances of receiving a grant.
To attend the forum, please email email@example.com or phone 6232 7269 to rsvp.
Seasons Greetings from the Tasmanian Community Fund Board and staff
The Tasmanian Community Fund Board and staff thank you for your support throughout the year and wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
The Tasmanian Community Fund office will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday, 23 December 2015. The office will reopen at 9am on Monday, 11 January 2016.
Tasmanian Community Fund GPO Box 1350, Hobart 7001 www.tascomfund.org