Community Grants Program 2023-24 - Closed

Published on 16 February 2023

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Applications for three grant streams are now closed

The Achievement Grants are open all year round to help support community members who are representing Tasmania in any field




🔨 Does your sporting group need new equipment?

Just like the Fernpark Pony and Riding club needed last year. They received $5,000 to contribute towards a new gear trailer when they submitted a Maintenance and Improvement Grant!

🌱 Do you have an innovative environmental idea that can come to life with funding?

The Friends of Burnie Penguins had one. Last year they received $6,000 to help remove feral cats from the penguin breeding areas when they submitted an Environmental Grant application!

 🎾 Does your community club need a safety upgrade?

North West Kart Club did – when they submitted their Community Grant, they received $10,000 in funding to upgrade the safety of the track! Zoom Zoom!!

Start you grant submission today! 

The grants application process closes at midnight on Sunday 26 February 2023, and can be accessed at



Community Grants Program round for 2023-24 is open for applications !

The Community Grants Program enables Council to support a diverse range of activities, services, programs and events that are responsive to the community’s needs. The program aims to activate the community by promoting new and creative experiences and opportunities, and allows Council to partner with third parties to fund and enable the delivery of events to the Burnie community. 

Funding for the Community Grants Program will be provided in 3 grant streams:


Community Grants -

to assist community, arts and cultural organisations in delivering programs, services or events to the Burnie community.


Environmental Grants -

to assist community groups to undertake work or projects that deliver an environmental benefit in the Burnie area.


Maintenance and Improvement Grants -

to contribute to the maintenance or improvement of existing facilities being undertaken by a local community, cultural or sporting organisations or groups.  

Annual and multi-year funding will be made available to support the community under each grant stream with the exception of the Achievement Grants - which are open all year round.

The Community Grants Program will be powered by SmartyGrants, a user friendly grants management website that will allow Council to receive and manage applications.

Applications for Community, Environmental and Maintenance and Improvement Grants close midnight - Sunday 26th February 2023 for funding in the upcoming 2023-24 financial year.


Applications for three grant streams are now closed

The Achievement Grants are open all year round to help support community members who are representing Tasmania in any field



Subsidy Applications 

Mobile Food Subsidy

The Community Grants Policy has an annual allocation to subsidise the payment of food licencing fees for eligible charitable organisations. The Mobile Food Business Licence subsidy must be used to support an organisation in charitable fund raising activities. This support is provided to not-for-profit Burnie charitable organisations which offer benefits to the people of Burnie.


Not Eligible for subsidy: If your School, Club or Organisation is conducting a BBQ to raise money for your club or school.

Eligible: If your Burnie based organisation is holding a BBQ to raise money for a registered charity ie: Motor Neurone Disease, Breast Cancer or Leukaemia.  Please download and complete the details in the form to request the Subsidy.

Community Discount Request on Venue Hire

Community organisations may request a discount off the standard functions and performing arts venue hire fee for both the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, in accordance with the Community Assistance Policy.

Where the event is one that secures funding through the community grants program, costs will not be discounted, and the costs must be included in full in the grant application for funding


1. The venue discount shall apply to:

  • Clubs and community organisations either located in Burnie or which have substantial membership from Burnie residents, and which offer benefits to the people of Burnie (Note that Financial Assistance may be made to Regional/District organisations for distribution to sub or local branches where this situation applies); or
  • Not-for-profit community organisations providing a public benefit to the Burnie community; or
  • Educational functions primarily involve students from the Burnie region, endorsed by the Department of Education or the Principal of an independent school.

2. Council may provide a discount on equipment hire at the discretion of the Executive Manager Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

3. Any direct additional costs, such as technical staff costs will not be discounted.



Community Grants Team 

Phone: 03 6430 5866 (opening hours)


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