The 2012-2013 Charitable Organisations Grants round is now open and will close at 5pm, Friday 22 February 2013.
Grants for Charitable Organisations
Under provisions in the Gaming Control Act 1993 Section 151, a percentage of the gross profits from video gaming machines in hotels and clubs are paid into a trust account known as the 'Community Support Levy'. Monies in the Community Support Levy are put back into the Tasmanian community through grant programs, services for people affected by gambling and gambling harm minimisation programs.
A percentage of the Community Support Levy is set aside for the benefit of charitable organisations. These funds are distributed through the Community Support Levy Charitable Organisations Grants Programs.
Applications for the 2011-2012 Charitable Organisations Grant Program have closed. The 2012-13 grants round will be advertised in January 2013.
Since the introduction of the Community Support Levy in 1997, a diverse range of not-for-profit charitable organisations have received monies through these Grants Programs.
Since 2001, the Charitable Organisations Grants Programs have provided in excess of $4,400,000 for charitable organisations working specifically for the benefit and well-being of the Tasmanian community.
The DHHS Gambling Support Program administers the Charitable Organisations Grants Programs and is responsible for developing funding policies, assessment procedures and administering the grant monies.
The Office of Sport and Recreation Tasmania also administers funds from the Community Support Levy. Their grant programs are specifically for the benefit of sport and recreational clubs.