Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 6 January 2021

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices are open to the public from 10am - 4pm from Monday 24 August for essential visits only.

Council operating hours are still 8.15am – 5pm (Mon - Fri) and Council services can be accessed over the phone, by email or via our website. We encourage all enquiries by phone or email where possible.

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practise social distancing and good hygiene practises.

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Community Grants

Round two recipients awarded!

More than $14,000 has been awarded to eight community organisations in the second round of Council's Community Grants Program for 2019/2020.

These grants bring the total to more than $240,000 that has been awarded to community organisations since the Community Small Grants Program started in 1997/98.

The 2019/2020 Community Small Grants round two recipients were:

  • New Norfolk High School: $999 for a digital sewing machine and overlocker
  • New Norfolk Fire Brigade: $519 for a smoke machine
  • Derwent Valley Horse Riders Association: $1689 to resurface the club's arena
  • Fund Reclink Australia: $1000 for sporting equipment
  • New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch: $2290 for IT equipment
  • Lachlan Craft Circle: $620 to run a residential design workshop for members
  • Epona Horse Archers: $4492 for equipment and site work
  • Derwent Valley Concert Band: $2500 for a synthesizer.

Grants are available to Derwent Valley based, not for profit organisations for projects that provide a benefit within the local community.

Grant Acquittals

Recipients of grants are required to complete an acquittal form within 6 weeks of project completion. Acquittal forms can be found under Supporting Documents below.

Organisations or groups that have been successful in receiving a grant are unable to apply for another community grant until the acquittal form is completed and returned for the current funding agreement.

Enquiries about Council's Community Grants Program can be emailed to or phone 6261 8500.

Supporting documents

Community Grants Policy

Grant acquittal form

Update to Community Grants program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council have endorsed in principle the Community Grants program being refocussed to support local business and not for profit recovery or conversion to a digital environment or circular economy during 2020/2021.

Further information will be provided in due course.