Community Recovery Quick Response Grants

The people of the Huon Valley are well known for their strength and resilience in the face of adversity, we are Stronger Together.

Huon Valley Council is committed to working alongside our communities in recovery, supporting and building the capacity of individuals, communities, businesses, and organisations.

Community Recovery Grants are provided to support groups to deliver community-based programs, activities and events that help the community to respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidelines explain which groups and projects are eligible to apply, how to complete an application and how the applications are assessed.

Community Recovery Grants now open

Applications are now open for the Huon Valley Council’s $10,000 Community Recovery Quick Response Grants Program – Round 2.

Individual grants of up to $500 are available to not-for-profit community groups and individuals for neighbourhood get-together projects that are COVID-safe and which demonstrate a real benefit to the community.

Download the guidelines and application form

Ways to submit

  • Email your completed application to hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au
  • Post your completed application to Huon Valley Council, PO Box 210, Huonville TAS 7109

For more info

For further information regarding a project proposal or for a copy of the guidelines and application, please contact:

Huon Valley Council
Phone: (03) 6264 0300
Email: hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

Cover image: Geeveston public toilets mural project by Brian Looker, coordinated by the Geeveston Progress Association and supported by a Huon Valley Council Quick Response Grant 2020

2016/2017 Community Grants Recipients

Recipient: Cygnet Meals on Wheels

Project: Cygnet Depot

Approved Amount: $3,000.00

Description: Upgrade of Council Building

 

Recipient: Franklin Progress Association

Project: St Ayles Skiff Entertainment Festival

Approved Amount: $3,000.00

Description: Music entertainment associated with St Ayles Skiff Regatta

 

Recipient: Huon District Lions Christmas Parade

Project: Christmas Parade

Approved Amount: $869.00

Description: Christmas Parade

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Concert Band

Project: Acquisition of additional music

Approved Amount: $500.00

Description: Purchase additional music scores

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Dog Walking Association

Project: Dog Sports

Approved Amount: $1,550.00

Description: Purchase equipment to run regular dog sports

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Golf Club

Project: Practice Nets

Approved Amount: $3,000.00

Description: Construction of four bay practice nets

 

Recipient: Huon Valley State Emergency Service

Project: Samsung tablets and Bart app

Approved Amount: $1,673.00

Description: Purchase 3 x Samsung tablets and Bart app

 

Recipient: Port Cygnet Mens Shed

Project: Shed Extension

Approved Amount: $2,537.00

Description: To extend the existing shed

 

Recipient: University of the Third Age

Project: Positive Aging – flexible outreach

Approved Amount: $1,200.00

Description: Purchase presentation equipment

 

Recipient: Volunteer Marine Rescue

Project: Upgrade Safety Equipment

Approved Amount: $1,925.00

Description: Upgrade search & rescue equipment to the Volunteer Marine Rescue vessel

 

Recipient: Women on Wheels

Project: Huon Valley Women on Wheels Program

Approved Amount: $3,000.00

Description: Huon Valley WOW project offers women the opportunity to connect with bike riding and fitness

 

Recipient: Wooden Boat Centre

Project: Getting the Whaler on the Water

Approved Amount: $1,700.00

Description: Enable 1950’s Montague Whaler to return to the water

2017/2018 Community Grants Recipients

Recipient: Cygnet Bowls and Community Club

Project: Line Marker

Approved Amount: $726.00

Description: Purchase of a line marker to replace current chalk-marking practice

 

Recipient: Cygnet Primary School

Project: Playground Improvements

Approved Amount: $3,000.00

Description: Installation of new playground equipment

 

Recipient: Dover Community Workshop Inc

Project: Storage shed shelving

Approved Amount: $500.00

Description: Shelving fit out of external storage shed

 

Recipient: Dover District School

Project: Hall Furniture

Approved Amount: $3,000.00

Description: Tables and seating for meetings etc. in School Hall

 

Recipient: Franklin Working Waterfront Association Inc

Project: Energy efficiency: heat pump, window and insulation

Approved Amount: $2,500.00

Description: Installation of an energy efficient heating/cooling system in our tourism discovery centre and passisve system in the office to reduce electricity costs and for volunteer, staff and visitor amenity

 

Recipient: Huon & Channel Meals on Wheels

Project: Freezer

Approved Amount: $2,600.00

Description: Purchase of replacement freezer

 

Recipient: Huon RSL Sub-Branch Inc.

Project: Urn for kitchen

Approved Amount: $250.38

Description: Purchase of urn for kitchen as there is no current hot water supply

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Aquatic

Project: Huon Medal Meet

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Annual swimming event – grant to cover pool hire costs

 

Recipient: North Huon Cricket Club

Project: Under 13 uniforms

Approved Amount: $960.00

Description: Supply uniforms for reformed Under 13 junior side

 

Recipient: Port Cygnet Men’s Shed Inc

Project: Tool Sharpening System

Approved Amount: $749.00

Description: Purchase of professional tool sharpening system to maintain tools in good condition

 

Recipient: Sacred Heart Catholic School

Project: Frog Bog

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Creation of a “Frog Bog” garden with all necessary elements to enhance a naturally occurring wetland in school bushland

 

Recipient: Southern Tas Rescue inc.

Project: Huon Valley Stray Cat Trapping Program

Approved Amount: $983.00

Description: To trap stray cats in the Huon Valley and desex, microchip, vaccinate and rehome cats

 

Recipient: Tasmanian Trail Association Inc

Project: Trail remarking

Approved Amount: $1,805.07

Description: Supplies for replacement of trail markers from White Timber Mountain to Dover to ensure consistency throughout the State

 

Recipient: Uthando Project Tasmania

Project: Dolls for orphaned children in South Africa

Approved Amount: $378.00

Description: Purchase of materials to assist with ongoing costs of the project

 

Recipient: Friends of Randalls Bay Coastcare

Project: Echo Sugarloaf Nature Trail Stage 2

Approved Amount: $2,450.00

Description: Construction of low-impact nature trail within Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve

2018/2019 Community Grants Recipients

Recipient: Huon Domestic Violence Service

Project: Creativity and Calm Women’s Circle

Approved Amount: $ 1,663.00

Description: Empowering women after the bushfires in a safe space.

 

Recipient: Cygnet CWA

Project: Art of Preserving & Healthy Eating Workshops

Approved Amount: $ 537.00

Description: share the knowledge of the art of preserving, pickling and processing of food to the wider community

 

Recipient: Energy Future Team, Huonville High School

Project: Huon Valley Sustainable House Tour

Approved Amount: $ 475.00

Description: A sustainable house tour to engage the community

 

Recipient: Palliative Care Tasmania

Project: Life is Short: Plan Ahead!

Approved Amount: $ 200.00 – Council to support venue hire (Event Support) and Catering (Health and Wellbeing Program)

Description: A community info day for the older people of the Huon Valley to empower them with information on important topics so that they can make arrangements they want before the need arises and get on with living their best life.

 

Recipient: Cygnet Bowls & Community Club

Project: Surrounds Mower

Approved Amount: $ 965.00

Description: Purchase of a new surrounds mower for the club

 

Recipient: Dover Community Workshop

Project: Cleaner Air

Approved Amount: $ 999.00

Description: Installation of a clean air filter above woodworking area to remove hazardous fine wood dust particles which are known to be carcinogenic.

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Soccer Club

Project: Canteen Fitout

Approved Amount: $ 1,000.00

Description: Purchase of cooktop and range hood so that the canteen in the new clubrooms will be functional

 

Recipient: Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania

Project: Huon Valley Fire Response Services

Approved Amount: $ 900.00

Description: Running camp programs for children affected by the fires. Funding to be used to directly cover associated costs including catering, accommodation, activities, transport and volunteer training.

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Little Athletics

Project: New Clubrooms White Goods Fit out

Approved Amount: $ 1,000.00

Description: Purchase of whitegoods for upgraded clubrooms at athletics/soccer grounds

 

Recipient: Sacred Heart Catholic School

Project: Sacred Heart “Community” Science Fair

Approved Amount: $ 1,000.00

Description: School Science Fair during National Science Week

 

Recipient: Dover Community Workshop

Project: Tools Upgrade

Approved Amount: $ 724.54

Description: Replace Old Drills and Vital Items to Enhance Woodworking Area

 

Recipient: Port Cygnet Men’s Shed

Project: Scorby Tool Sharpening Equipment

Approved Amount: $ 677.00

Description: Extend The Capabilities of the Shed’s Tool Sharpening Machine

 

Recipient: Dover District High School

Project: Community Basketball Facilities

Approved Amount: $ 3,000.00

Description: Refurbish the Existing Outdoor Basketball Court for Community Use

 

Recipient: Huon Art Exhibition Group (HAEG)

Project: New Hanging System

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description: Replace Existing Screw Hooks with ‘Push Button Hooks’

 

Recipient: Upper Huon History Group

Project: Preservation Of Our History

Approved Amount: $ 996.00

Description: To Digitally Preserve the History of the Upper Huon are Through Photographic & Voice Records

 

Recipient: Huon Disability Network

Project: Marquee With Logo

Approved Amount: $ 989.75

Description: Make the Huon Disability Network Visible

 

Recipient: Huonville Men’s Shed

Project: Purchase Of Training Computer & Accessories

Approved Amount: $ 1,500.00

Description: Purchase of Computers & Accessories to Train Members on Computer Use

 

Recipient: Circular Economy

Project: Developing A Sustainable Community Composting Workshop

Approved Amount: $ 600.00

Description: Delivering Sustainable Composting Workshops

 

Recipient: Geeveston Golf Club Inc

Project: Defibrillator

Approved Amount: $ 1,500.00

Description: Installation Of Defibrillator at the Golf Course Clubhouse

 

Recipient: Huonville Football Club Past Players Officials & Supporters

Project: Defibrillator

Approved Amount: $ 1,275.00

Description: Installation Of Defibrillator at the Huonville Lions Football Clubrooms

 

Recipient: Scouts Australia Tasmanian Branch Huonville Scout Group

Project: Store Shelving

Approved Amount: $ 3,000.00

Description: Shelving & Storage for the Huonville Scout Group’s Equipment

2019/2020 Stronger Together Quick Response Community Grants Recipients

Recipient: Matthew Cameron

Project: Huon Valley Mountain Biking and Trail Development Club

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Developing a club with the specific objectives of enhancing mountain biking opportunities and creating mountain bike trails and infrastructure around the Huon Valley.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Ruth Lindsell (Ripples Art Farm)

Project: Art in the Bush

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Interactive bush based art installation workshops: 1 x 6 children 9 – 12 years 1 x 6 youth 13 – 18 years

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival

Project: VIRTUAL – Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: This year we’re pulling together a free LIVE STREAM version of the MidWinter Festival featuring the much-loved wassail, burning man, Tassie’s best folk-punk acts, the eclectic costume comp and tales tall and true.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Huonville High School

Project: Café Karma student training café – redevelopment

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: This project aims to rejuvenate the existing classroom style Café space at HHS to be able to offer a vibrant, authentic student learning and community meeting space.

Category: Youth

 

Recipient: Huon Art Exhibitions Group

Project: ‘Art in Pandemic’ – Online Exhibition

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: The project aims to create an opportunity to collate, show and offer the public art works for sale that have been produced during COVID-19.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Circular Economy

Project: Inspirational Huon Enterprises

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: This project will produce and widely distribute short videos that demonstrate how organisations in the Huon Valley are developing and applying creative and circular innovation.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Darren Lindsell

Project: Heart and Soul of the Huon Valley

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: A large (2.4 x 2.4m) burning heart mounted on a steel floating platform

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Geeveston Girl Guides

Project: Geeveston Girl Guides at Home Project

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Providing Girl Guides resources and support to undertake fun activities safely at home for the benefit of their family units and vulnerable aged community members.

Category: Youth

 

Recipient: Robyn Kazada (Castle Forbes Bay Recreation Club)

Project: Castle Forbes Bay Recreation Club Art Exhibition

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: To host an Art Exhibition at Castle Forbes Bay Recreation Club comprising artwork from local area for the benefit of the bringing the local community and visitors.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Cygnet Folk Festival

Project: Cygnet Folk Festival Forty Year Retrospective

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description:

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Geeveston Progress Association

Project: Geeveston Town Hall Public Toilet Mural Project

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: This project aims to enhance and add social value to the public toilet refurbishments by using the external walls as an iconically themed mural canvas.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Balfour House

Project: Chalk Haiku

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Community developed haiku poetry installed on walls, windows and paths of Cygnet and Huonville. Theme: COVID and ‘here and now’ using stencilled spray chalk (ephemeral).

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Nel Smit – Huonville High School Energy Hub

Project: Building Climate Resilience: Local Skills Workshops

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: The Energy Hub will host a series of one- hour practical lunchtime workshops promoting sustainability practices, including energy efficiency, repair cafés, swap shop, food gardens and permaculture.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Huon Disability Network (HDN)

Project: Huon Disability Network (HDN) Facilitated Strategic Planning Day

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: HDN committee and members to engage in a facilitated strategic planning day to develop an innovative strategic plan, that connects Huon residents living with disabilities and carer’s, in the Covid19 and post pandemic context.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Geeveston Community Centre Inc. (GeCo)

Project: Creating for Our Future

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description:

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Kathy O’Hara and Valarie Matsumoto (Letter of Offer Withdrawn by recipient)

Project: Billycart Bonanza

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: An entertaining, user-friendly motivational video directed at children and young people  demonstrating the making of a billy cart and encouraging hands on resourcefulness.

Category: Youth

 

Recipient: Huonville Bulls Cricket Club

Project: Huonville Bulls Cricket Club’s Junior and Women’s Program

Approved Amount: $700.00

Description: We are very focused and committed to extend our junior program from last year, as well as starting up a Women’s team for all ages.

Category: Youth

 

Recipient: Cygnet Community Children’s Centre Inc.

Project: Heartfelt in Nature

Approved Amount: $995.00

Description: We are promoting the Heartfelt project within our service, talking to our children and families about the importance of community and caring for each other and our world. Then we’d like to light up the display as part of the now at home winter festivals.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Lady Jane Heritage Park

Project: St John’s Church Exhibition Lighting

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Installation of overhead lighting track and spotlights in St John’s Church, Franklin.  This will transform the interior, into a space ideal for cultural exhibitions, mounted by community artistic/historical groups.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Playgroup Tas

Project: To Provide 2 Pop Up Playgroups

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: To provide 2 pop-up playgroup events in Huonville in term 4 in order to engage with families with young children and investigate opportunities for future community playgroups for 2021.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Deb van Velzen, Living Boat Trust

Project: Mobile AED for the Huon Community

Approved Amount: $430.00

Description: An Automated External Defibrillator (AED or “defibrillator machine’) will be housed at the Living Boat Trust (LBT) Franklin, but bookable by Huon Community groups for free, to use at other sites and events.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Huon Regional Care

Project: Craft Activities for Residents

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Huon Regional Care’s Leisure & Lifestyle team would like to apply for funding to purchase items to participate in the Huon Valley Heartfelt Project, along with additional craft and creative items for resident activities during the COVID-19 lockdown in aged care.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Early Support for Parents

Project: Community Support Services – COVID19 Huon Valley

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description:

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Lucy Wilson & Quin Thomson

Project: Dark Clouds and Silver Lining

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description:

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: The Cygnet Association

Project: Cygnet District Walks – Maps & Notes

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: This project will research and document scenic and historic walks and provide paper maps and smart phone guides to encourage locals and visitors to enjoy and explore Cygnet’s beautiful walks.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Dover and South Action Group (DASAG)

Project: Dover Community Hub

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Development of a community information hub to disseminate community and tourist information withing the Far South.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Gai Anderson

Project: Taketina – Moving Medication for Mental Health

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: 4 x 2 hour Taketina moving- meditation sessions.  Two session in Cygnet and 2 in Geeveston.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Dr L.J. Owen

Project: TAF2020 Huon Valley Children’s Short Story Competition

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: Develop and deliver an online short story competition for children (to age 16) in the Huon Valley.
2020 Theme: Female Detectives

Category: Youth

 

Recipient: Huonville Primary School

Project: Huonville Primary School Breakfast Club

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: During COVID-19 restrictions in Tasmania, the Huonville Primary School Breakfast Club shut down and requires additional funding to operate until the end of the 2020 school year.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Chris Thompson

Project: Multilingual Tourism and Wineries App

Approved Amount: $1,000.00

Description: A suite of free Multi-platform mobile and desktop apps developed in cygnet showcasing local/national tourism and winery and related industries, implementing wine Australia’s recent $750,000 partnership with ATDW as part of the federal governments $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.

Category: Community

2020/2021 Community Recovery Quick Response Grants - Round 1

Recipient: Port Esperance Sailing Club

Project: Port Esperance Regatta, Dover

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description: Port Esperance Sailing Club was destroyed by fire during the COVID-19 lockdown. This was devastating for our club and community. We are working hard to re-build, but need to provide a temporary venue for our Easter Regatta in 2021.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Huon Anglican Church

Project: Livestream Huon Church Services and Events

Approved Amount: $ 1,294.27

Description: We’d like to purchase equipment which will enable us to livestream Church services and events for those who are unable to physically be there.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Dover and South Action Group

Project: Community Film Night

Approved Amount: $ 500.00

Description: Free community screening of “Kiss the Ground” with pre-screening family friendly activities and sausage sizzle.

Category: Neighbourhood

 

Recipient: Ten Days on the Island

Project: Ten Days on the Island 2021 – Landscapes: A Chamber Music Journey

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description: Ten Days on the Island presents two music events in the Glen Huon Hall, part of its statewide Festival project If These Halls Could Talk.

Category: Event

 

Recipient: Dover Museum & Gallery

Project: Museum & Gallery bringing us Together

Approved Amount: $ 500.00

Description: COVID has made so many of community members worried about out.  So we will be holding a small get together.

Category: Neighbourhood

 

Recipient: Port Huon Progress Association

Project: Relaunching the Port Huon Progress Association

Approved Amount: $ 380.00

Description: The Port Huon Progress Association wants to re-launch and re-engage with the community, especially new residents, and contribute to the community spirit of Port Huon.

Category: Neighbourhood

 

Recipient: Dover and South Action Group

Project: Dover Seafest 2021

Approved Amount: $ 1,350.00

Description: Dover Seafest is a free event that aims to build a stronger community, it is a great showcase for local producers and helps the tourism operators.

Category: Event

 

Recipient: Geeveston Community Centre Inc.

Project: Open Air Cinema – Geeveston

Approved Amount: $ 500.00

Description: Geeveston Community Centre would like to host an outdoor cinema evening at Heritage Park in Geeveston to support local people through a shared experience of fun.

Category: Neighbourhood

 

Recipient: Cygnet Community Arts Council

Project: Out of Haiku – Community Celebration

Approved Amount: $ 500.00

Description: Create a community get-together to re-establish, celebrate and build-upon the connections, creativity and community that developed during the Chalk Haiku (out of Covid) Project.

Category: Neighbourhood

 

Recipient: Salon

Project: Dark Cave: Sky Light

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description: A multi-voiced performance (of mythopoetic text DARK CAVE) with spoken, musical & choral elements interwoven through a silent audience procession around the atmospheric Tahune Airwalk.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Geeveston Community Centre Inc. – Scrubby Hill Farm

Project: Scrubby Hill Harm Allotment Tool Library

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description: Create a library of micro-farming tools to be used by community members working in the Scrubby Hill Farm Allotments growing food for Huon Valley community members.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Lady Franklin Heritage Park Pty Ltd

Project: St John’s Church Art Exhibition Space

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description:  We seek funds to develop an art exhibition for community use.  We need easels for artists to work on and display their work.

Category: Creative

 

Recipient: Huonville Community Playgroup

Project: Huonville Community Playgroup Resource Kit

Approved Amount: $ 1,904.70

Description: Develop craft, music and story time resource kits to support the new community, volunteer run playgroup and enable it to provide a positive and engaging experience for local families.

Category: Community

 

Recipient: Damien English

Project: Huon Community Bonfire Night

Approved Amount: $ 2,000.00

Description: A not-for-profit event accessible to individuals and families of the Huon Valley.  Includes a Welcome to Country, bonfire, music and food trucks.

Category: Event

 

Recipient: Oura Oura House

Project: Oura Oura House Sewing Room – OH&S Project

Approved Amount: $ 1,825.80

Description: To develop and implement a context-specific set of OH&S policies and procedures tailored for the activities of the Oura Oura House Sewing Room.

Category: Community