Celebrating the success of TasPorts' latest Community Grant Program recipients

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the latest TasPorts Community Grant Program.


18 September 2023

Since its inception in 2021, the TasPorts Community Grant Program has invested almost $200,000 into the Tasmanian community, demonstrating our commitment to fostering positive change and community growth.

Chief Executive Officer Anthony Donald said, "We are pleased to announce our partnership with 15 organisations and initiatives that benefit communities surrounding our port operations and across Tasmania".

This marks the fifth funding round, and Mr Donald emphasised the positive impact it has had on Tasmanian communities.

“I am proud of TasPorts' ability to support such a diverse array of community endeavours, from the purchase of marine safety equipment to supporting environmental initiatives within our port areas, and the facilitation of local events through our Community Grant Program,” said Mr Donald.

In the recent round, a total of $50,000 in funding, along with $10,000 worth of in-kind support, was awarded to 15 diverse recipients which demonstrated a strong alignment with TasPorts' key community focus areas.

Successful recipients include:

  • 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
  • First Derwent Sea Scouts: Scout & Navy Cadet Derwent River Challenge
  • Furneaux Museum: Upcoming Exhibition
  • Geilston Bay Boat Club: Jetty deck renewal project
  • Invasive Seastar Clean Up - Tasmania: Clean Up equipment purchases
  • 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: Rex Cox documentary film
  • Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania: Stormy Seas Life Jackets for ML Egeria crew
  • North West Blues Club: Maritime Museum Event
  • Open House Hobart: Open House Hobart 2023
  • Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club: Improving communication equipment
  • Scouts Tasmania - Mt Faulkner Scout Group: Rigging renewal project

    Applications for the next round of funding will open in early February 2024. Applicants will need to demonstrate their initiative's link to one or more of TasPorts' four key focus areas:

    • Community engagement in port regions
    • Marine safety
    • Maritime heritage
    • Marine and coastal environmental protection

    TasPorts encourages all eligible organisations and community groups in Tasmania to consider applying. For more information, please visit the Community Grant Program page.