Community Grant Program

TasPorts is committed to operating in a socially responsible manner to support sustainable economic and social growth for Tasmania. We believe that to create strong and vibrant communities, we need to invest in a broad range of community programs.

The Community Grant Program allows us to give back by supporting organisations, community groups and events that benefit communities surrounding our port operations and across Tasmania.

Applications open on 1 August 2024 for projects scheduled to take place between October 2024 and March 2025

Grants up to $5,000 are available, as well as in-kind support for venue hire fees and civic banner installation.

TasPorts operates major ports in Bell Bay, Burnie, Devonport and Hobart, and community ports at Beauty Point, Flinders Island, King Island, and Stanley. All applications should directly benefit communities surrounding our port operations; however, out-of-area applications will be considered for projects or organisations that strongly align with two or more of our Key Focus Areas.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via a fully completed Community Grant Program application form, found at the end of this page when applications open, and completed according to the guidelines provided in the Applicant Information Handbook.

Before submitting your application, please ensure you are eligible to apply, have addressed all criteria, and provide all required information, including:

  • General Project Information
  • Key Focus Areas
  • Supporter Benefits
  • Project Financials

The Community Grant Program has two rounds a year.

  • April – September
  • October – March


If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please don’t hesitate to contact TasPorts at or 1300 366 742.

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2024 Community Grant Recipients

2024 Community Grant Recipients

Round 6: April 2024 - September 2024

Organisation NameCommunity Grant Project TitleGrant Amount
Beaker Street LtdAntarctic Village at Beaker Street Festival$5,000 + in-kind
Festival of VoicesBig Sing BonfireIn-kind support
Freycinet Volunteer Marine RescueSafety Communications Upgrade$4,798
George Town Neighbourhood HouseHood on Wheels$4,008
King Island Landcare GroupCommunity Education Project$5,000
Mission to Seafarers, BurnieInternational Day of the Seafarer Art Show$2,000
Port Dalrymple Yacht Club IncUpgrade of Outboard Engine for Club Rescue Vessel$5,000
Shadow Ground LtdDark Fringe 2024In-kind support
The Bowerbird CollectiveThe Moonbird Festival 2024$4,000 + in-kind
The Mawson's Huts Foundation LtdAustralian Antarctic Festival - Penguin Rookery Project$5,000 + in-kind
Ulverstone Surf Lifesaving Club IncEmergency Response Team Protective Gear$3,516
University of TasmaniaNational Science Week Festival of Bright Ideas$4,000 + in-kind

Round 5: October 2023 - March 2024

Organisation Name

Community Grant Project Title

Grant Amount

Open House Hobart

Open House Hobart 2023

$3,000 + in-kind

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Model of Tasmanian Aboriginal Canoe by Rex Greeno


Clifton Beach SLSC

Inclusion and Diversity Surf Rescue Board


Festival Of King Island Inc.

Festival of King Island 2024

In-kind support

First Derwent Sea Scouts

Scout & Navy Cadet Derwent River Challenge


Furneaux Museum

Exhibition support


Geilston Bay Boat Club

Geilston Bay Boat Club jetty deck renewal project


Invasive Seastar Clean Up - Tasmania

Invasive Seastar Clean Up - Tasmania


Julie Burgess Inc.

Replacement of Mizzen cloth for Julie Burgess Tall Sailing Ship


Marine Rescue Ulverstone

Training equipment - Water Rescue Overboard Manikins


Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Documentary film for exhibition “Life of a Port, Rex Cox maritime photographer”


Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania

Stormy Seas Life Jackets for ML Egeria crew


North West Blues Club

Maritime Museum Event


Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club

Purchase of communication equipment 


Scouts Tasmania - Mt Faulkner Scout Group

Rigging renewal project


Round 4: April - September 2023

Organisation Name

Community Grant Project Title

Grant Amount

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Dodges Ferry Volunteer Marine Rescue.

Marine Rescue safety and training equipment


Festival of Voices

Festival of Voices 2023 Free Waterfront Events

$5,000 + in-kind

King Island Child Care and Early Learning Centre Inc.

Educational Outdoor Environment


Midway Point Yacht Club Inc

Jetty repair and water safety equipment


Mission to Seafarers, Burnie

Celebration of the International Day of the Seafarer 2023


Mudlark Theatre Inc.

Mudlark Theatre - Garden on the Moon


Narryna Heritage Museum Inc

Publishing of the 1834-52 Journals of Captain Andrew Haig


Sailability Tasmania (South)

Repainting of two Payne keelboats


Tamar Sea Rescue Services Inc

Rescue Vessel Seating Upgrade


Volunteer Marine Rescue Kingborough

Marine Rescue Training


Round 1: April - June 2022

Organisation Name

Community Grant Project Title

Grant Allocated

DRILL Performance Company Inc

dissolving labels - a youth dance production

$5,000 in-kind

Rotary Club of Devonport North

Devonport Motor Show


George Town Neighbourhood House

Shed Floor Resurfacing


King Island District High School

School Sports Shirts and Defibrillator 


Low Head Pilot Station Support Group Inc.

Old Pilot Station Jetty Repairs


Mainly Maritime St Helens

Maritime Library Bookcases


Sprout Tasmania

Cross-Pollinate Conference


    Round 2: July - September 2022

    Organisation Name

    Community Grant Project Title

    Grant Allocated

    Festival of Voices 

    Choirs in the Community Pop-Up Performances

    $5,000 in-kind

    King Island Show Society

    Purchase of Two Marquees


    Low Head Community Garden

    Greenhouse Construction


    Mawson’s Hut Foundation

    Australian Antarctic Festival’s Painted Penguin Rookery

    $5,000 + in-kind

    Sailability Launceston

    Two Replacement Outboard Motors


    Tasmanian Sail Training Association

    Lady Nelson Marine Artists Program


    Round 3: October 2022 - March 2023

    Organisation NameCommunity Grant Project TitleGrant Allocated

    Australian Institute of Architects

    Open House Hobart 2022

    $5,000 + in-kind

    Festival of King Island

    Festival of King Island PA System

    $5,000 + in-kind

    Friends of One and All Sailing Ship Inc

    Set Sail to Connect

    $5,000 + in-kind

    Mersey Yacht Club

    Offshore Seamanship Safety program


    Mount Lyell - Strahan Picnic Committee

    Mt Lyell Strahan Picnic 2023 & history research project


    Royal Hobart Regatta

    TasPorts Come and Try Day 2023


    Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

    Maria Island Race 2022


    Sandy Bay Sailing Club

    VHF Marine Radio Upgrade Project


    Spring Bay Maritime & Discovery Centre

    Spring Bay Maritime Museum Renewal Project