Council grants support community groups in all endeavours

Fourteen groups and not-for-profit organisations have been awarded Clarence City Council community support grants totaling $18,940.

Council’s latest round of Community Support Grants were given to sport and recreation groups, neighbourhood centres and school associations to help with one-off events, activities and projects that benefit the Clarence community.

The Rokeby High School Association Inc received $1,500 for their Clarence Plains Creative Connections Project to deliver unique arts workshops to young people in the area.

Rokeby High School’s combined school productions have been hugely successful in engaging hundreds of students in dance, drama, storytelling and performing. Their Creative Connections project will provide greater avenues for artistic learning in the fields of music, fashion and multimedia. There will be a strong focus on physical and mental health awareness and how artistic forms can build artistic skills, empower, give confidence and increase connections with others.

Scouts Australia – Clarence District Venturer Group was also successful in receiving a grant for $1,500 to purchase hiking equipment. The money will be used to purchase backpacks, jackets, trangias, personal locator beacons and compasses which can be borrowed by members who do not have access to this equipment. This will allow those members to participate in hiking and camping activities and enable more youth from within Clarence to join and participate in activities run by the Venturer group.

A full list of the grant recipients include: 

Clarence Junior Football Club


Purchase of a defibrillator

Scouts Australia – Clarence Sea Scouts


Replace oars for 18ft patrol boats

Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre
(Auspicing for the Clarence Plains Child and Family Centre)


Project Liberty Swing

Lauderdale Football Club


Purchase of a defibrillator

Hobart Model Aero Club Inc


Fire mitigation

Richmond Online Incorporated


Richmond Village Visitor Information Service Hub

Uniting Age Well Lillian Martin


Ice-cream and Sundaes project

Edmund Rice Services Limited
(Auspicing for MacKillop Catholic College)


Wicking Bed Workshop

Richmond Cambridge Cricket Club


Bowling machine safety cage

Rokeby Child Care Centre (Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre)


Purchase of tricycles and helmets

Clarence United Football Club Inc


Coaches training program

Cambridge Primary School Parents and Friends Association


Growing a passion for native gardens project

Scouts Australia – Clarence District Venturer Group


Purchase of hiking equipment

Rokeby High School Association Inc


Clarence Plains Creative Connections project

A budget of $35,000 for community support grants has been approved for the 2015/16 financial year. The next round of grants will be in March 2016. More information on the program is available from our website at

Clarence City Council
38 Bligh Street (PO Box 96)
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Telephone:(03) 62 17 9500

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