Community Grants and Awards

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Wednesdays are Table Tennis social nights at Emita Hall
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Every year Flinders Council supports a variety of community groups, providing funding for specific projects through Community Grants and Gunn Bequest (Sporting Clubs) endowments. Applications for funding under the Community Grants and Gunn Bequest program for 2017-2018 are now open


Applications for funding are now being sought from sporting organisations under the Gunn Bequest. These funds are provided to suitable projects for the promotion or improvement of sporting facilities on the Island.
Application Form Gunn Bequest 2017

Applications for funding are now being sought from Community Groups. Applications received will be considered by Council as part of the budget process for the next financial year.
Guidelines for Community Grants
Application Form Community Grant 2017

Written applications for both grants will be received no later than C.O.B. Monday 24th April 2016 and should be addressed to:
General Manager
Flinders Council
PO Box 40
Whitemark TAS 7255


Recipients of 2016 Community Grants:

  • The Sew 'n' Sews - Return airfare from Launceston for a textile artist to facilitate workshops.
  • The Acappelicans - Assistance with the costs of two return airfares from Launceston for a musical director to facilitate workshops and to purchase a Laser printer and cartridge.
  • The Show Society - Support to cover expenses of 4 members of WSM FX and waiver of food permit fees.
  • Furneaux Islands Motocross Association - Assistance with costs of insurance, track improvements and to establish a structure.

Recipients of 2016 Gunn Bequest:

  • Goju Karate Jutsu - Assistance with the costs of training equipment & return airfare for instructor from Brisbane.
  • Flinders Island Pony & Riding Club - Assistance with the costs of two return airfares from Launceston for an instructor.
  • Flinders Island Golf Club - Assistance with the costs of purchasing a 400m cable and solenoid valve
  • Flinders Island Women's Golf - Assistance with the costs of a return airfare from Lton for instructor and 3 retrun airfares for players to travel to State finals

Furneaux (Emita) Hall Special Committee – 2015 Community Grant and Gunn Bequest

In 2015 the Furneaux (Emita) Hall Special Committee received a Community Grant and a Gunn Bequest to help them achieve their vision of the Hall as a vibrant and active sport and recreation centre in the northern part of the Island. Council granted the Committee funds to purchase table tennis equipment. Wednesdays have become table tennis social nights at the Hall attracting people of all ages and often people that may not attend other sporting activities. The equipment has also been used by a number of other groups such as the Flinders Island District High School secondary students during their camp and by Mums on the Move participants.


Flinders Council acknowledges the outstanding contribution volunteers make to the community, and annually honours one especially worthy volunteer with the award Citizen of the Year. The 2015 Citizen of the Year Award was presented to John Gardner of Cape Barren Island at the Flinders Island Show on 16th October 2015.  

Nominations for the 2016 Flinders Council Citizen of the Year Award are now closed. The award will be presented at the Flinders Island Show on 14th October 2016. 






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