14 December 2017

Tas Community Fund December News

Thanks Sheryl Thomas
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 table.
“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. More...

Round 36
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...

Sorell Forum
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.
To attend the forum, please email admin@tascomfund.org or phone 6232 7395 to rsvp.

Season’s 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 Thursday, 21 December 2017.  The office will reopen at 9am on Thursday, 4 January 2018.

12 December 2017

Bandicoot Times City of Hobart

City of Hobart Bushcare Summer News Update
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Welcome to the
City of Hobart
Bushcare Summer News Update
Over the Summer there is a lot happening in Hobart's bush, including a Trackcare activity on kunanyi/Mt Wellington to help improve features on the North South track.
To find out more about this and other activities, download a copy of the Bushcare working bee program below. 
We hope to see you this Summer!

01 December 2017

Hobart Bushcare

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City of Hobart Bushcare Fortnightly News Update
Hello Bushcarers,
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.
Merry Christmas!
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.
If you prefer a copy emailed to you please email bushcare@hobartcity.com.au - see below for the questions.
Bandicoot Times
The Summer 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 bushcare@hobartcity.com.au
Summer Events
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.

19 October 2017

Tasmanian Community Fund


Increasing Workforce Engagement Funding Rounds
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.
More information on the rounds can be found here.
The Tasmanian Community Fund will be providing further information and seeking feedback from the community at information sessions in:
·         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 Leaders website.

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.

Deloraine Visit
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 community forum.
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 community.
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 Glenorchy.

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 Foundation.
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...

City of Hobart Bushcare

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City of Hobart Bushcare Fortnightly News Update
Hello Bushcarers,
I was excited to join the team last week as Bushcare Coordinator while Lisa undertakes a project with the Fire and Biodiversity team.
I have worked in the City of Hobart for five years in various roles including Community Development - Multicultural, Sister Cities, Volunteer Management and other projects.
My direct contacts are fields@hobartcity.com.au or phone 6238 2884 or the Bushcare email address.
I look forward to meeting the Convenor's at the end of October and all of you real soon.
           - Sjaan 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
·         inspires others to contribute to caring for Hobart’s bushland
If you would like to nominate a volunteer for this award please email to bushcare@hobartcity.com.au 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.   
Bushcare Golden Secateurs Awardees since 2008 are:
2016 – Astrid Wright
2015 – Ingrid Colman
2014 – Greg Summers
2013 – Andrew Hingston
2012 – Greg Kidd
2011 – Sue Gillespie
2010 – Peter Franklin
2009 – Sue Drake
2008 – Tony Ault
Bushcare Annual BBQ
The date and details for the Bushcare BBQ will be confirmed soon.
Healthy Hobart
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 October 10am 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.