TCF support the TYO

The Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) has provided $3.01 million to 73 projects throughout Tasmania in its latest grant round. 

Funding included upgrades to a popular BMX track, a new community kitchen, instruments and music for young musicians and running chairs, which enable disabled children to participate in sporting events (Round 36). Three projects on Flinders Island also received funding.

TCF chairwoman Sally Darke said the grants would make a positive difference in the lives of many individuals and communities.

“It is a great source of pride for the TCF Board to support so many worthwhile projects and programs in Tasmania through these grants,” she said.

The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (TYO) has been given a grant of $53,000 to improve access to music for young Tasmanians, through the purchase of instruments and music.

TYO General Manager Michelle Forbes said music is incredibly rewarding but it can be very costly, especially for families of children who want to take it further.

“With support from the TCF, we are better able to tailor the repertoire for our young musicians and, very importantly, make it accessible to the greater Tasmanian community,” Michelle said.

“Tasmanian Youth Orchestra is hugely grateful to the Tasmanian Community Fund for this opportunity to expand our educational resources and ensure our organisation can grow sustainably.

“Additional instruments and music in the TYO library are fantastic and through building an online catalogue and hire process, we can make them accessible to schools and community organisations right across Tasmania.”

“The TCF continues to strategically evolve its funding programs to better meet the needs of Tasmanians by focusing on workforce engagement, community wellbeing and community infrastructure.”

The full list of grant recipients from Grant Round 36 can be found at

The Tasmanian Community Fund was established in 1999 following the sale of the Trust Bank.

An independent funding body, the Fund provides grants to community organisations that make a difference by improving the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the Tasmanian community.

Content adapted from Media Release dated 23 June 2018, c/o Tasmanian Community Fund

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