Community Support Levy grants announced

Roger Jaensch,Minister for Human Services

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of charitable organisations and the vital role they play in supporting vulnerable Tasmanians and building stronger communities.

The successful applicants for the 2019-2020 Community Support Levy (CSL) Charitable Organisation grants have now been notified.

The Community Support Levy is funded from a percentage of the gross profits from electronic gaming machines in hotels and clubs in Tasmania.

This year’s small equipment and community projects grants focus on enhancing the wellbeing of vulnerable individuals, families and communities.

Projects will improve the capacity of organisations to provide services, leisure activities and/or inclusion opportunities within their community.

Charitable organisations applied for wide variety of projects, all with a different purpose.

Wynyard Men’s Shed’s received a small grant for the purchase of a new Safety Table Saw.

One of the largest grants went to Rural Alive and Well, to deliver a support service for rural youth in Tasmania aged 13-18, who may be at higher risk of committing suicide.

Large or small, all these projects will make a real difference in their communities.

In total about $200,000 has been allocated to 23 organisations across Tasmania.

A full list of the successful applicants can be found at: https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/disability-community-services/gambling/grants

I would encourage all charitable organisations to seek more information about these grants and to apply in future rounds if they believe they qualify or have a suitable project in mind.

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