Grants Programs

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.

2016-2017 CSL Grants Round

The 2016-2017 CSL Grants round opened on Saturday 7 January 2017 and closes on Friday 3 February 2017.

The 2016-2017 grants round offers up to $15 000 (plus GST) per organisation for projects that maximise the health and well-being of vulnerable groups and communities.

The focus of the 2016-2017 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.

Eligible organisations are incorporated charities or not-for-profit community organisations whose dominant purpose is charitable, altruistic and for the benefit of the Tasmanian community. Organisations that provide a return to shareholders or partners are not eligible.

Further information about the 2016-2017 grants round, including Guidelines and Application Forms, is available from the 2016-2017 CSL Grants page.

For more information about the CSL Grants Program, please contact the Gambling Support Program at gambling@dhhs.tas.gov.au or on 03 6166 3564.

A list of projects funded through previous grants rounds, is available at http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/gambling/grants/recipients_of_charitable_organisations_grant_programs