Grant Applications – Ongoing

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national sector and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.

The Bookend Trust provides scholarships to support and encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing studies focusing on positive environmental outcomes in any discipline. Although good academic performance is important, their main aim is to support and encourage students who will, in turn, encourage others to be involved.

Community Heritage Grants provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio-visual material.

Contemporary Art Tasmania offers artists and arts professionals many opportunities to develop their skills and industry knowledge, ranging from Board and Curatorial Mentorships through to Shotgun and the Exhibition Development Fund.

Events Tasmania Grants Program aims to deliver support to events around the state through a variety of channels. Since it was established in 2002 the program has provided funds to over 1000 events, and in 2014 the program supported 70 events in 40 different locations around the state over 38 of the 52 weekends of the year.  Funding is provided through the following grants:
Touring Grants
Championship Grants
Marketing Tasmania Grants
One-off Assistance Grants

Honda Foundation operates as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to deserving charities, approved humanitarian bodies and approved bodies who provide ad-hoc relief to victims of natural disasters or who promote inventions and the development of new technology or who promote the development and preservation of Australian culture.

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust aims to support and nurture a vibrant, diverse arts sector in Australia, and encourage the pursuit of excellence. As individual artists are the essential ‘building blocks’ of the sector, the Trust’s grants work to reward commitment and passion and support our most talented artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential. Offers 3 rounds annually.

Multicultural Grants Program was created by the Tasmanian Government as part of Tasmania’s Population Growth Strategy and is aimed at assisting migrants to settle and feel welcome and part of the community in Tasmania.
The grants are awarded to:
– encourage cross-cultural awareness as well as foster inter-cultural and interfaith relationships, community contributions, mutual respect, understanding and community unity;
– support the establishment and growth of ethnic organisations in meeting the needs of their community members; and
– establish familiar and transitional arrangements and support mechanisms for new migrants.

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $100 000 for the 2016 Multicultural Grants Program. The Grants Program is coordinated by Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC).

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)
Provides accredited small business training, business advice, and mentoring for the first year of business operations for eligible job seekers who are interested in starting up and running a small business.

The Pinncale Foundation 2015 Scholarshipsprovides scholarships for young LGBTIQ who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts. Grant applications close annually on 01OCT for studies in the following year.

Premier’s Literary Prizes are the Tasmanian State Government’s biennial literary awards, which have existed in various forms since 2001. The prizes celebrate the richness of the Tasmanian literary sector and acknowledge the particular influence that Tasmania has on written work. 

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation make grants across Australia for general charitable purposes in accordance with a vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made across a number of different areas. To find out more about individual programs and featured projects click on the link above.

Tasmanian Community Fund Grantsprovide grants to community organisations that make a difference by improving the social, environmental and economic well-being of the Tasmanian community.

Round 36
General Grant Round 36 of the Tasmanian Community Fund is now open.

– Applications for small grants (up to $20,000) close 5.00pm 14th March.
– Applications for medium grants ($20,001 to $90,000) close 5:00pm 4th April.  
– Stage 1 applications for large collaborative increasing workforce engagement program grants ($100 000 to $500 000) close 28th February.
Late applications will not be accepted.

The Fund encourages applicants to commence planning for their project applications as soon as possible; to discuss project ideas contact the Fund office by phone on 6232 7269  or  6232 7043. Guidelines & links to application forms are available on the TCF website

Tasmanian Regional Arts manages the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative that provides funding for arts and artists. TRA also provides advice to regional Tasmanian artists on other funding sources and can assist you to develop your funding proposal. TRA also offers grant auspicing arrangements to increase community access to grants and sponsorship.

Tasmanian Institute of Sport – National Representatives Fund
A sports assistance scheme provided by the Government of Tasmania to cover the additional cost to Tasmanian Athletes and Coaches competing at a Junior or Open Competition level to travel with an international team competing overseas.

TFGA Farm Finance Package provides assistance to eligible Tasmanian farm businesses by way of concessional loans for debt restructuring of existing debts or productivity enhancement to help eligible farm businesses that are experiencing debt servicing difficulties

Australian National Commission for UNESCO assists projects which will further National Commission and UNESCO priorities and objectives as set out in UNESCO’s approved Programme and Budget 2014-2017 (37 C/5) and Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (37 C/4), and the priorities for the  Australian National Commission for UNESCO.  Applications for grants for between $2,000 and $30,000 will be considered.
Please see
Grant Guidelines for further details, including how to apply.

Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) Grant Program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Office for Women.
The objective of the WLIS grant program is to provide female administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing pathway in the sports industry to reach their leadership potential.

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) scheme aims to keep people aged 18 to 65 with high care needs at home with their families and prevent them being admitted to aged care. One-off grants ranging from $2K to $10K are available for home modifications, respite care, physiotherapy and equipment such as wheelchairs, communication aids, shower commodes, trolleys and recliner chairs.

GRANT FINDER The Australian Government Grant Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation, and education.