2017 Small Community Grants recipients

Recipient: Cancer Council Tasmania

Project: Relay for Life
Approved funding: $5,000

Almost 110 teams will participate across a weekend to walk around the Athletics track in a 'relay style' overnight experience. This event averages approx. 2,000 participants annually who not only fundraise towards the cause, but come together to celebrate life, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer.

Recipient: The Salvation Army Bridge Program

Project: Street Teams Project
Approved funding: $1,171.51

Street Teams Project is a harm minimisation project reliant on volunteers patrolling the Salamanca Night Time Entertainment Precinct. The team operates on Friday and Saturday nights between 10:30pm and 3:00am to provide support and assistance to those who may be at risk of harm to themselves or causing harm to others.

Recipient: Hobart Language Day Committee

Project: Hobart Language Day
Approved funding: $3,665.00

Hobart Language Day provides integrational community activities that provide opportunity for everybody to participate and share their mother tongue, books, music, stories, and other cultural storytelling. This event is a good opportunity for people from all backgrounds to come together and experience different cultural languages/ traditions.

Recipient: Wide Angle Tasmania Inc.

Project: ScreenSeniors
Approved funding: $4,090.00

ScreenSeniors is a new programme of free films and discussions in Hobart tailored for those over 50. Screening monthly from February to November 2018 the program will feature films from the National Film and Sound Archive and include filmmaker discussions and meet and mingle sessions are the screenings.  

Recipient: Queer Youth of Tas

Project: Rainbow Prom
Approved funding: $3,150.00

Rainbow Prom is a safe and inclusive social prom-style event for LGBTI people aged 14-25 that allows the community to gain strength, confidence and pride together. There will be music, food, and security at this event, which recognizes many young LGBTI people may not feel comfortable attending their own school end of year social event.

Recipient: The Friends of St David's Cathedral

Project: The 50th St David's Floral Festival

Approved funding: $3,000.00

The 50th St David's Floral Festival theme is ‘Deep Roots' and focuses on bringing the community together. Floral displays are created by representatives from many church and community groups. The public are invited to visit the Cathedral to view the floral arrangements and enjoy music, which includes organ, choral and solo performances and a special Sunday afternoon concert.

Recipient: Nepali Society of Tasmania

Project: Pathsala
Approved funding: $3,000

Pathsala is a community school project that has been designed by parents and teachers with significant links in the community, and who speak both Nepali and English languages. The main focus of the project is to teach and orient children coming from Nepalese background (including those of Bhutanese refugees) about Nepali language, culture, and tradition. The project also encourages the participation of all those who are interested to learn more about Nepal, its language and culture.