The Tasmanian Community Fund thanks Sheryl Thomas for
her contribution as a member of the Board. Sheryl brought a
diverse range of skills, experience and networks to the Board and she
will be missed.
The Board wishes Sheryl well for all her future
endeavours and is sure that her commitment to the Tasmanian community
will continue through other roles.
2017 Emerging Community Leaders Graduate
The inaugural Emerging Community Leaders program
concluded with a graduation ceremony at Parliament House, bringing
together participants, mentors and supporters of the program to
celebrate their achievements.
The program included 24 of the next generation of
leaders in Tasmania’s community sector and equipped them to
positively contribute as a leader in their sector, with a focus on
increasing their skills in governance, finance, leadership,
management, communication, and project management.
TCF Chair, Sally Darke said that the program showed
that leadership comes in many guises with a diverse group from all
corners of the state bringing a variety of different skills to the
“Their skills were put to great use as the
participants joined forces to devise projects that will make a
difference in Tasmania,” Ms Darke said.
Round 36 of the Tasmanian Community Fund will open on
20 January 2018. The Fund will be calling for small (up to $20
000) and medium ($20 001 to $90 000) general applications and large
($100 000 to $500 000) collaborative program applications focused on
increasing workforce engagement.
Applicants are encouraged to start planning their
project applications as soon as possible – it takes time to develop
partnerships and collaborations, to obtain quotes, to seek letters of
support and to talk to the community about what you want to do so
that you can maximise outcomes for the community. Applicants
are also encouraged to speak to Tasmanian Community Fund as soon as
possible during the application development stage.
The guidelines and forms for Round 36 will be
available on the TCF website in early January 2018.
East Devonport Bike Park Committee
The East Devonport Bike Park Committee was established
to pursue the development of a bicycle safety park and education
centre in East Devonport. The Committee comprises community members
and representatives from Tasmania Police and the East Devonport Child
and Family Centre. The Committee’s role is to advocate and lobby,
pursue funding and sponsorship, engage the community, develop and
implement educational programs and actively promote the park. More...
Community groups are invited to attend a free forum
hosted by the Tasmanian Community Fund Board in Sorell from 5.30pm to
7.00pm on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The forum venue will be
confirmed closer to the date.
Come along to hear how you can maximise your chances
of receiving a grant.
It was wonderful to meet everyone at the Bushcare BBQ
last Sunday. It was a pleasant afternoon getting together and celebrating
the year’s achievements.
As it was the first time Nicole, Michelle and I have
organised the special event, we were impressed by the attendance,
enthusiasm and stories shared by everyone. An article about the day will be
published in the Autumn Bandicoot Times. For photos visit this link.
I’ve now been in the Bushcare Coordinator position
for eight weeks. I am most impressed with the community involvement,
expertise and energy for the Bushcare program. It is a tremendous program
and it is a pleasure to be part of it.
Thank you all for your support while I’m settling
into the role. I look forward to 2018 and continuing to support Bushcare.
I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and
a healthy and happy new year.
Sjaan Field, Bushcare Coordinator
Deputy Lord Mayor Ron Christie presenting
the 2017 Golden Secateurs Award to Gavin Wright, Lambert
Gully Bushcare Group
Feedback - Bushcare BBQ
As the Bushcare BBQ
event is for volunteers, we appreciate your time to complete the online
feedback. So far 27
responses have been received. A hard copy feedback form
will be sent to those without a computer.
In the meantime, if you haven’t submitted the survey
please do so by Friday
22 December. This will help the Bushcare team to deliver
another meaningful event next year. This is the link
for the anonymous survey monkey.
edition of Bandicoot Times will be sent out next week with the Summer
Working Bee. For articles and photos for the Autumn edition please submit
by Wednesday 14
February 2018. You can submit articles and photos to email@example.com.
If you, family or
friends are looking for activities to do over the Summer, see the upcoming
events page on the City of Hobart website
for community events.
From Grant Round 36, for five years (2018 to 2022),
the large program grants provided in the first half of the calendar
year (the even numbered grant rounds – 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44) will be
focused on increasing workforce engagement.
The Tasmanian Community Fund will be providing further
information and seeking feedback from the community at information
·Devonport on 13 November 2017, 10.30am at the Master
Builders Association, 41 Steele Street, Devonport;
·Launceston on 13 November 2017, 2.30pm at Door of
Hope, 50 Glen Dhu Street, Launceston; and,
·Hobart on 14 November 2017, 3.00pm at the Bahai
Centre, 1 Tasman Highway, Hobart.
Please phone 6232 7395 to RSVP.
Emerging Community Leaders
Applications for the 2018 Emerging Community Leaders
program are now open.
Emerging Community Leaders brings together the next
generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector, and equips them
with the capability to positively contribute as a leader in this
sector. The program focuses on leading self, leading
others, leading community and leading for lasting impact.
For more information about 2018 dates, prerequisites,
etc and a link to the application form visit the Emerging Community
Community Wellbeing Targeted Grant Round
The Tasmanian Community Fund Board thanks everyone who
attended the community wellbeing information sessions and provided
feedback to the fund on the community wellbeing targeted grant round.
The Board considered the feedback and the round
details have been revised. More information on the community
wellbeing targeted grant round can be found here.
The Tasmanian Community Fund Board recently toured
previously funded projects at Deloraine including Deloraine House,
Colony 47, Deloraine Band and Giant Steps. The Board also held a
The project tour and community forum provided an
opportunity for community members to provide feedback to the Board on
the outcomes, progress and issues relating to their projects and the
issues that are facing Deloraine and surrounding communities.
Receiving feedback and information from the community
is vital in enabling the Tasmanian Community Fund Board to make
decisions in the best interests and on behalf of the Tasmanian
The Board thanks all community members who attended
the tour and the forum for their enthusiasm and commitment to their
community and for their openness and willingness to share their
knowledge with the Board.
The Board looks forward to their upcoming visit to
Rotary Club of Devonport South East
The Rotary Club of Devonport South East was
established in 1970. The Club plays an active role in supporting numerous
community and charitable organisations locally, statewide and
nationally and internationally through the Rotary International
With funding support from the Tasmanian Community
Fund, the Club replaced a bridge that forms part of the John Palmer
Walking Track and improved the approaches to each side of the bridge.
The John Palmer Walking Track is a 3.3km walking track that runs
through the sand dunes following the coastline immediately east of
East Devonport. The track was designed and built by the Rotary Club
in 2000 and its ongoing maintenance is enabled through regular club
working bees. More...
Tasmanian Community Fund
GPO Box 1350, Hobart 7001
I look forward to meeting the Convenor's at the
end of October and all of you real soon.
Field, Bushcare Coordinator
Calling for nominations for the Golden Secateurs Award
We would love to receive
your nominations for those bushcare legends for the Golden Secateurs Award.
It is awarded to an individual Bushcare volunteer who:
·has made a
positive and lasting impact on Hobart’s bushland
others to contribute to caring for Hobart’s bushland
If you would like to nominate a volunteer for this
award please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to Bushcare Coordinator, GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001, outlining why
you think the volunteer is a bushcare legend. All nominations must be
received by Monday 6
November 2017 at 9am.
Secateurs Awardees since 2008 are:
2011 – Sue
2009 – Sue
Bushcare Annual BBQ
and details for the Bushcare BBQ will be confirmed soon.
HEALTHY HOBART is back
for Spring and Summer! Twenty eight different activities are happening in
Hobart’s parks and reserves. It all begins with a big FAMILY EXPO day on Sunday the 22 of October10am
at Long Beach Reserve in Sandy Bay including; Women’s AFL, Surf Lifesaving,
the Hobart Hurricanes, Soccer, Badminton and Petanque.
The program includes a 'Have a go' Bushcare activity
on Sunday 29 October, 10am at Cornelian Bay.
For more activities see the City of Hobart website.
FestDEVIL will be held
on Friday 22nd of
December from 10am to 3pm at the Blackmans Bay community
FestDEVIL, in conjunction with The University of
Tasmania Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal to raise funds to support our
endangered Tasmanian Devils, specifically to support reducing the impact of
facial tumors that currently reducing the population.
In addition to food and entertainment at the festival
other community organisations will be present providing food, fun and
education to the local community.
Bushcare Annual Works Planning
fast approaching so it is time to start thinking about what groups will be
doing next year. For groups that depend upon Bushcare staff, tools and
equipment, planning is essential to ensure we have sufficient resources for
everyone. To assist groups, group representatives can
download and fill in a Bushcare Annual Works Plan template.
something new – half day, weekday, evening or summer working bees.
Remember, plans can change throughout the year. Bushcare Annual Works
Plans can be submitted for review to email@example.com or set up
a meeting so we can review over a cuppa.
Please send your Annual
Works Plans to Bushcare by 1
November 2017. This will enable us to include in the Bandicoot
Bandicoot Times articles
Last chance to submit
articles for the summer edition of the Bandicoot Times. If you have an
article and photo to share please email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November 2017.