Grants for Charitable Organisations
In Tasmania, support for charitable organisations is specifically provided for through the Community Support Levy (CSL). Under Section 151 of the Gaming Control Act 1993 (the Act), the CSL is raised from the gross profits of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in hotels and clubs, plus percentage of the Commission paid by Tasmanian players of betting exchange operators.
Monies in the CSL are put back into the Tasmanian community through a range of services and programs including services for people affected by problem gambling, gambling harm minimisation and prevention campaigns, research, community development and community education.
A percentage of the CSL is set aside for the benefit of charitable organisations. These funds are distributed through the CSL Charitable Organisations Grants Program. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Gambling Support Program administers the Charitable Organisations Grants Program.
Since the introduction of the CSL in 1997, a diverse range of not-for-profit charitable organisations have received monies through the Grants Program. A list of organisations that have received funding from this levy can be viewed here.
Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania also provides CSL grant programs for the benefit of sport and recreational clubs.
2015-2016 CSL Grants
The 2015-2016 CSL Grants round is now closed.
The 2015-2016 CSL Grants round was open from Saturday 14 November 2015 to Friday 11 December 2015.
Applications were invited for projects that maximise the health and well-being of vulnerable groups and communities. Up to $15 000 (plus GST) per organisation is available in this grants round.
The focus of the 2015-2016 grants round is building capacity in individuals, families and communities. Projects will build on the strengths of local communities to provide Tasmanians with opportunities for greater physical and mental health and wellbeing.
For more information about this grants round, please read the 2015-2016 CSL Grants Program Guidelines available at http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/gambling/grants/2015-2016_CSL_Grants or contact the Gambling Support Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 6166 3564.
A list of projects funded through the 2015-2016 CSL Grants round, as well as projects funded in previous grants rounds, is available at http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/gambling/grants/recipients_of_charitable_organisations_grant_programs