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Under Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 (Climate Action 21), the Tasmanian Government is building our understanding of Tasmania’s future climate. By investing in climate research, Tasmanian businesses, industry and the community will be better equipped to manage the risks and opportunities under a changing climate.
The Tasmanian Government is offering individual grants of up to $50,000 towards climate change projects that support research, and/or the development of decision support tools, that align with seven Tasmanian priority research areas. The total available funding pool is up to $350,000.
Eligible organisations may submit more than one application, provided the applications are ranked in order of priority. A separate application is required for each project.
The Grants Program is managed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office (TCCO).
To deliver climate change research projects, and/or the development of decision support tools, that contribute to addressing gaps within the seven priority research areas of need in Tasmania. The Grants Program is supporting Tasmanian businesses, industry and the community to improve understanding of, and be better equipped to manage, the risks and opportunities under a changing climate.
The seven priority research areas of need in Tasmania are:
The Grants Program is open to organisations that are suited to delivering the Grants Program objective, including:
All applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet eligibility requirements before they progress to the assessment phase. A project will only be eligible if it supports research, and/or the development of decision support tools, that align with one or more of the seven priority research areas of need in Tasmania.
Complete an Application Form, which can be downloaded from the TCCO website. Submit your completed Application Form to TCCO.
Electronic copies (preferred) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Climate Research Grants Program’ in the subject line.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Climate Research Grants Program
Tasmanian Climate Change Office
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 123
HOBART TAS 7001.
Applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm on Friday 12 June 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
Successful applicants will be offered a grant on the terms and conditions set out in these Guidelines and will receive a grant agreement outlining the funding terms and conditions.
The funding will be provided when the grant agreement is finalised, and in line with the funding terms. As outlined in the Conditions of Funding, funding may be paid upfront or in instalments and on such conditions as TCCO may determine.
Unsuccessful applicants will receive a letter advising they have been unsuccessful, and extending an opportunity to discuss the outcome.
An assessment panel will assess applications against the Eligibility Requirements and Assessment Criteria defined in these Guidelines. The assessment panel will include representatives from DPAC, and an external representative.
The Grants Program is a competitive process. Applications that meet the Eligibility Requirements and Assessment Criteria are not guaranteed funding.
The assessment panel may request additional information be supplied by an applicant to assist the panel’s decision making process. Where the funding allocation is nearing exhaustion, successful applicants may be offered partial funding rather than the full amount requested.
Applications will be assessed against the following four criteria:
Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate:
Projects must be completed and grant funding spent within 12 months from the signing of the grant agreement.
The following conditions of funding apply:
Organisations must submit quarterly progress and expenditure reports to TCCO. The project milestones referred to in the application, and any subsequent project plans, will form part of the progress reports.
Organisations must also submit a final report on completion of the project to TCCO. The final report must include a one page briefing that outlines the project title, aims and key results that can be shared publicly on the TCCO website.
TCCO may also request additional information or reports at any time.
All public announcements, including promotional materials and social media postings, must acknowledge the funding support provided by the Tasmanian Government.
Organisations should contact TCCO by email email@example.com or telephone (03) 6232 7173 before making any of the following public announcements:
Organisations must indicate whether they are registered for GST in their grant application. Please contact the Australian Taxation Office on 13 28 66 or visit www.ato.gov.au if you require any clarification on GST.
Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004. You can request access to your personal information from DPAC.
Information provided to DPAC is subject to the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009. More information about this Act and what it means is available at www.dpac.tas.gov.au/rti. You can view the Act in full on the Tasmanian Legislation website: www.thelaw.tas.gov.au.
For more information about the Grants Program please visit the TCCO website at www.climatechange.tas.gov.au. If you have any queries, or you require assistance accessing the Application Form or completing your application, please contact TCCO by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: (03) 6232 7173.