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Australia Day Great Ideas Grants

The Australia Day Great Ideas Grants are one element of a larger Australia Day Program run by the Tasmanian Government.

The grants program offers local councils seed funding to grow a great idea in its first year. The grant is only available for a new activity that compliments and builds on community Australia Day celebrations and is about inspiring new and imaginative ways for communities to celebrate above and beyond the BBQ, breakfast or awards ceremony.

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  • the great idea must be a new element in your Australia Day celebrations
  • activities must target the local community and involve community participation
  • applications must meet one or more of the Australia Day objectives
  • activities must represent value for money and be accurately costed
  • activities should ideally take place on Australia Day – 26th January
  • the activity must be not-for-profit.

A total of $10,000 was available for Great Idea Grants in 2012. This has been allocated between seven councils as follows:

  • Central Highlands Council  $1100
  • Flinders Council  $413.64
  • George Town Council $2100 
  • Kentish Council  $1755
  • King Island Council  $900
  • Sorell Council  $1450
  • West Tamar Council  $2750

Applications forms for the 2013 Great Ideas Grant Program will open in March 2012.