Tasmania’s results for FY22 showed a 42.5% increase in the number of applications received, after a drop in FY21, with just over 55% funded from what was requested.
In total, 24 community groups received grants, but 40% of the funding was awarded via a singular Future Drought Funds: Networks to Build Drought Resilience grant ($140,000). Fifty per cent of grants were awarded via the Strengthening Rural Communities program, and 65% of all projects focused on supporting emergency recovery or preparedness.
The main change mechanism community groups used to deliver their grants was through developing awareness, knowledge and skills, with 47% of projects targeted to building community resilience.
In a Good Place | CCI Giving |: $9,255
On Melukerdee and Lyluequonny Country
Following a number of suicides in the Huon Valley in southwest Tasmania, the community wanted to learn more about mental health and how to support those struggling with their mental health.
Using a $9,255 grant through the In a Good Place program, supported by CCI Giving, the goal was to build community capacity to respond to and prevent suicide and promote mental health through the delivery of first aid training.
Strengthening Rural Communities | FRRR | $29,924
On lutruwita Country
The Furneaux Historical Research Association in Whitemark on Flinders Island, Tasmania is connecting people to the Furneaux region landscape. The remote island community is made of up of beautiful, rugged vistas.
Now, thanks to the help of a $24,924 Strengthening Rural Communities grant from FRRR, funded by a private donor, an extension of their GeoTrail project is helping locals and visitors to discover more unusual and striking rock formations that tell the story of how the islands originated and evolved.