Community groups and not-for-profit organisations were able to apply for up to $3,000 under the smelter’s annual grant program.
General Manager Richard Curtis said there was a strong response to the grant program from the community.
“With almost 90 organisations submitting applications for worthy projects, it was a tough role for our team members who put their hand up to form our assessment panel.
“I am delighted that in 2023 we can support 27 organisations with funding for projects and initiatives that represent the diverse needs of our local communities across Tasmania in key social, environmental, and economic focus areas.
“The grants will help these organisations provide sustainable services that will enhance wellbeing and strengthen community connections.”
2023 Bell Bay Aluminium community grant recipients
|Bridport Surf Life Saving Club Inc||Defibrillator||$2,468.00|
|Dorset Community Association Inc||Community garden: Rotary hoe, retaining wall repair and sandwich board||$3,000.00|
|The Burnie Surf Life Saving Club Inc.||HIVIS rash shirts and caps for nippers||$2,550.00|
|Volunteer Marine Rescue Kingborough Inc||First aid equipment upgrade||$1,600.00|
|ACL Cricket Club Inc||Unisex uniforms||$1,630.20|
|Launceston Ramblers Club Inc.||Portable defibrillator and first aid training||$887.00|
|Kingborough Little Athletics Centre Inc||Portable shade shelters||$3,000.00|
|George Town Youth Impact Council||T-shirts, hats, print promotional productsand outdoor flags||$1,797.50|
|Outer Cove Creative Collective Inc||Website, banners, and logo development||$1,000.00|
|Exeter Cricket Club Incorporated||Training net upgrade||$1,785.00|
|Scottsdale Primary School||Kindergarten sensory garden||$3,000.00|
|Hobart Vintage Machinery Society Inc||Accessibility carpark and access path||$2,750.00|
|Derwent Valley Community House Inc||Community garden: Accessible garden bed||$2,218.00|
|Howrah Bowls Club Inc||Portable ramp and non-slip bowling mats||$2,775.00|
|Devonport Anglers Club Inc - North West Junior Fishing||Fish stock||$1,500.00|
|Aurora Disability Services||iPad utilisation educational program||$3,000.00|
|Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre Inc||Big books and hand puppets||$3,000.00|
|George Town Yacht Club & Power Boat Club Inc.||Bain-marie||$1,200.00|
|Birralee and Districts Pony Club Inc||Arena repairs||$2,783.00|
|Lilydale District School||Habitat development for biological science inquiry||$1,000.00|
|Central Swifts Netball Club||Uniform replacement and playing singlets for male players||$3,000.00|
|East Launceston Croquet Club Inc||Protective shades||$2,375.00|
|St Helens Netball Association||Mixed netball bibs and balls||$2,000.00|
|Western Storm Netball Club||Equipment upgrade||$2,482.10|
|Launceston BMX Club Inc||BMX bikes, helmets, gloves||$3,000.00|
|Sidmouth Community Centre Incorporated||Upgrade of the Sidmouth War Memorial Hall kiosk||$2,401.58|
|Longford Bowls and Community Club Inc.||Upgrade of bowling mats and purchase of small bowls sets||$3,000.00|