2019 Small Community Grants recipients

Latest recipients - Round 1, 2019

Recipient: Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

  • Project: MRC Tasmania 40 Year Anniversary Celebration
  • Approved funding: $5,000

In 2019 MRC Tas is delighted to commemorate its 40th year of service to the Tasmanian community. MRC Tas will hold a celebratory event that is open to the community and will showcase the dynamic and vibrant contributions people from migrant and refugee backgrounds bring to our State.

Recipient: Working It Out Inc.

  • Project: Making Inclusion Stick
  • Approved funding: $4,830

SignPost is an online directory available to any organisation wanting to demonstrate that their’s is an inclusive service for LGBTI Tasmanians. 

Recipient: Parents Beyond Breakup Ltd

  • Project: Building capacity of Parents Beyond Breakup in Hobart
  • Approved funding: $4,800

Dads in Distress and Mums in Distress support groups are the front-line services of Parents Beyond Breakup. We are requesting funds to build the capacity of our Hobart operations, which will assist us in also commencing a local MIDs group.

Recipient: Brahma Kumaris Australia

  • Project: Shining a Light on Death
  • Approved funding: $4,950

As a society, we have taken death out of our lives. We have become 'death-denying' and know very little about the dying process. We seek support to undertake a program that will be in the form of a large-scale facilitated community enquiry and dialogue. Panel experts and facilitators are all highly experienced in their field of speciality, e.g. Palliative Care, or highly skilled in specific processes designed to coalesce a diverse community gathering and ensure that all views are heard.

Recipient: Sisongke Community Choir Hobart Inc.

  • Project: Sisongke Choir 25th Anniversary Workshops
  • Approved funding: $5,000

People are invited to a series of workshops presented by Sisongke Choir that create an opportunity to explore music from around the world.  

Recipient: South Hobart Progress Association

  • Project: South Hobart Progress Association (SHPA) Web Redesign
  • Approved funding: $4,550

We are seeking a small grant to upgrade our web site to not only enable bookings online but to also be the information hub for community events, activities and organisations through the website and associated social media.

Recipient: Buddy Up Australia

  • Project: Buddy Up- PT project
  • Approved funding: $4,000

The Buddy Up PT project is aimed at providing a peer support/physical activity program for all current and ex-serving members of the ADF and emergency services sectors.

Recipient: Tamil Association of Tasmania

  • Project: Tamil Folk Art - Street Theatre Ensemble
  • Approved funding: $2,500

This is authentic Tamil folk art which adds authentic multicultural spectrum to City of Hobart taking to next level participation of drumming in 4 HCC events - including Harmony week. The project covers the cost of the artefacts and drums.

Recipient: Chinese Community Association of Tasmania Inc. (CCAT)

  • Project: CCAT 50 Year Commemorative Celebrations
  • Approved funding: $2,375

The 50 Year Anniversary of the CCAT will be a celebration of the Chinese community in Tasmania and will include the preparation of a colourful Commemorative Publication that will be available to the public, outdoor lion & dragon dances to accompany the Official Launch of the celebrations, public activities focusing on Chinese culture/history suitable for school children, a public presentation on some Chinese family histories and business activities and a Gala dinner open to the public.

Recipient: Tasmanian Ethiopian Association Inc.

  • Project: Celebrating Ethiopian New Year
  • Approved funding: $2,000

Celebrating Ethiopian New Year with people Ethiopian background and their family friends and the Australian community.