Community Support Levy Grants Now Open

Charitable community groups are now able to apply for funding under the latest round of grants offered through the Tasmanian Government's Community Support Levy.

The grants program is aimed at supporting communities that have been affected by problem gambling.

The Community Support Levy is drawn from gaming machine profits from pubs and clubs, and these grants are an important way of helping communities where problem gambling remains a serious issue.

The focus of this round of grants is on building sustainable and resilient individuals, families and communities.

All applications need to be based around maximising the health and well-being of vulnerable groups and communities.

Priority will be given to applications that focus on areas with high electronic gaming machine losses and help those Tasmanians most impacted by problem gambling.

Applications need to demonstrate sustainability, innovation and an ability to leverage existing community services and resources.

Two categories of grants are available - grants of up to $5 000 (plus GST) per organisation for equipment purchases and grants of up to $25 000 (plus GST) per organisation for community projects.

Applications close on Friday 22 November. More information on the grants round can be found at http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/gambling/grants/2013-2014_CSL_Grants