Community Grants and Awards
FURNEAUX ISLANDS COMMUNITY GRANTS & GUNN BEQUEST
Every year Flinders Council supports a variety of community groups, providing funding for specific projects through Community Grants and Gunn Bequest (Sporting Clubs) endowments.
GUNN BEQUEST - NOW CLOSED
Applications for funding for the Gunn Bequest 2023/2024 are open and must be received no later than C.O.B. Monday 15th May 2023.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
- All applications whether by individuals, groups or clubs are to be lodged through a club or sporting body;
- Applications must be for suitable projects promoting or facilitating sporting activities within the Municipality;
- Such sporting activities are to have a national and state association and be recognised at the national level as a sporting association or activity that does not include commercial enterprises.
A decision will be made regarding successful Gunn Bequest applicants at the 24 May 2023 Council Meeting.
Applications for funding for the Community Grants 2023/2024 are open and must be received no later than 9am Tuesday 13th June 2023.
Flinders Council is committed to providing funding for projects that support the Furneaux Islands communities through increased community connection, access and participation.
Grant pool offering is $10,000 for the 2023/2024 financial year.
Grants are available to not-for-profit community organisations, community groups and individuals to:
- empower our community to identify and respond to issues;
- support the needs and aspirations of all our communities within the Furneaux Islands;
- increase community connections and belonging by increasing participation;
- build community capacity.
Before applying, applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with Council’s Community Development Team. Please phone 6359 5006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Tuesday 13th June 2023 and applications may be submitted online.
A decision will be made regarding successful applicants at the 28 June 2023 Council Meeting.
Recipients of 2022 Community Grants:
- Flinders Trails Project - Attendance at Sustainable Trails Conference
- Killiecrankie Glass Crushers - Northern Glass Crushers
- Furneaux Islands Motocross Association (FIMA) - Club Room/Toilet Block at Furneaux motorcross track
- Flinders Island Table Tennis - Table Tennis Table
- Richard Broome - Knacks Research
Recipients of 2022 Gunn Bequest Grants:
- Flinders Island Junior Football - Guernsey’s
- Flinders Island Sports & RSL Club Inc. - Junior Golf Equipment
Recipients of 2021 Community Grants:
- Esther Nunn - Purchase of two Microplastic Australia Testing Kits for community participation in the Australian Microplastic Assessment Project
- Flinders Flicks - Purchase of 200 branded drink coolers and webhosting and domain for flindersflicks.com
In kind: Emita Hall and FAEC hire; AV technician; printing and promotional materials
- Skate Park - Travel costs and fee for Ramp Wizard to assess the feasibility of a skate park in Whitemark
- Furneaux Field and Game Association - Purchase of championship sashes for Supershoot and Tasmanian Championships
Recipients of 2021 Gunn Bequest Grants:
Furneaux Field and Game - Medallions for Super Shoot and Tasmanian Championships
- Flinders Island olf Club - Replace nine flagstick locking ferrules and cups for the golf greens
Recipients of 2020 Community Grants:
Flinders Island Show Society - Financial support $2,000 entertainers’ fees. In-kind support – facility and equipment hire fees, cleaning and preparation of venue, provision of rubbish bins and removal
Active Therapeutics - Purchase of router and webcam to deliver online classes
Furneaux Group CWA Rest Room Committee - Commercial grade floor covering for kitchen
Altmoor Branch Country Womens Assoc. - Community workshops:In-kind support - $60 worth of photocopying. Financial support - $120 catering
Recipients of 2020 Gunn Bequest:
Flinders Island Netball Association - Seating for Netball courts
Recipients of 2019 Community Grants:
Flinders Island Harriers - Co-fund festival promotion.
Flinders Island Artisans - Promotional banner and photocopy of 1000 brochures.
Recipients of 2019 Gunn Bequest:
Furneaux Field and Game - 20 Medallions and 14 sashes for Super Shoot and Tasmanian Championships.
Flinders Island Junior Football - Scoreboard.
Recipients of 2018 Community Grants:
Flinders Island Sub-Branch of RSL - Return charter flight to Cape Barren Island for 2019 ANZAC Day ceremony and breakfast supplies.
Friends of Bass Strait Islands - Help with costs of charter flight for participants working on eradicating boxthron from Roydon Island.
Flinders Island Sports & RSL Club - Expenses incurred to present 2019 Australia Day event.
Flinders Island Show Society - Entertainment expenses for 2018 Show, insurance cover and waiver of food permits.
Recipients of 2018 Gunn Bequest:
Flinders Island Womens Golf Club - Return charter flight to Cape Barren Island to attend the Cape Barren (Golf) Classic.
Flinders Island Bowls Club - Seating for bowling green.
Furneaux Islands Motocross Association – 2017 Community Grant
In 2017 the Furneaux Islands Motocross Association received a Community Grant to assist in covering various insurance costs as well as machinery hire to help with the improvement of the riding track at the Lady Barron Motocross Track.
Together with this Community Grant, further fundraising by the Association and volunteer contributions, the club has been able to maintain a safe and managed riding environment for members. The Association look forward to continuing the improvement of the facility to allow for more fantastic riding days at the track. They aim to further develop the track to ensure a safe environment for both new and experienced riders.
Furneaux Field and Game Association – 2017 Community Grant
The 2017 Super Shoot was held on the weekend of 9th and 10th September with 16 shooters travelling intrastate and interstate to complete.
The overall High Gun for the Tasmanian Championships was local shooter Lyndon Nicholls and Handicap High Gun was visitng shooter Katrina Clancy. The overall High Gun for the Furneaux Super Shoot was visitng shooter Adam Hirchfield and Katrina Clancy again won the Handicap High Gun. Sashes, medallions and trophies were awarded to all winers as well as second and third place getters. Several of our local shooters were champions and placegetters in their respective grades.
We look forward to the 2019 event.
Flinders Island Netball Association - 2017 Gunn Bequest Grant
With the help of community volunteers and mums & dads the Flinders Island Netball Association was able to get up and running again in 2017. This year they concentrated on junior netball, teaching ball skills and drills, followed by game play. The children of all different age groups had an excellent season and the improvement from start to finish was enormous. A big thank you to Flinders Council for their Gunn Bequest Grant with which we were able to purchase new netballs.
Purchase of medallions for Super Shoot