Can Do Community Grant Recipients


'Can-Do Community Grant' recipients announced 

In June 2020, Council Community Department released a quick response grant round. The Can Do Community grant is designed to help fund local community projects which aim to provide support to the Glenorchy community as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 12 successful recipients from this grant round. We look forward to seeing these projects and events come to life as we receive ongoing updates on their progress.


Project Name

 Project Outline  Contact Person

City of Glenorchy Golden Years Club

Post-COVID-19 Membership Drive

 To encourage community groups and individuals to join the club and use the venue

 Margaret Cooper (Club Manager)

Ph: 0427 736 335


You Good Forums about Mental Health

You Good Forums about Mental Health

 'Walk-in' forums where people can listen to qualified speakers and share experiences in a safe space.

 Martin Watkins (convener)

Ph: 0407 505 697


Colony47 Inc. (Eureka Clubhouse)

Community Mental Health Supports

 Mental Health Support Service also providing food, emotional support and lending library.

 Bella Fountain (Solutions Coordinator)

Ph: 03 6214 1485/ 0472 862 998


West Moonah Community Action Group Inc

Drive-in Movie Night

 Free all ages event to celebrate life, living and being together.

 Mel Knuckey (Manager)

Ph: 03 6273 2362


The Salvation Army (TAS) Social Work

Card Buddies Project

 An intergenerational project with primary school children and aged care residents writing letters and cards to each other.

Deborah Stroh-Reilly (SetP123 Literacy Project Coordinator)

Ph: 03 6230 0303/ 0457 763 796


Springfield Gardens Primary School

Community Connections

 A multimedia project celebrating the resilience of our multicultural community through visually sharing stories and highlighting our diversity and strength.

 Jennifer Neville (Teacher)

Ph: 03 6272 7877


Bucaan Community House Inc.

Drive-in Movie Night

  Free all ages event to celebrate life, living and being together.  

 Mel Knuckey (Manager)

Ph: 03 6273 2362


Golden Wattle Café Inc

Golden Wattle Café Revival

 The cafe provides a safe, calm and welcome environment tailored for people living with dementia and their carers.

 Agnes Frith (President)

Ph: 0422 736 984


Friends of Zafira

Play Chat Laugh! – Weekly social night

 Weekly 'open house' events aimed at getting the local refugee community together for activities to encourage a sense of community belonging.

 Inger Visby (Board Member)


Association of Ukranians in Tasmania

Connecting through Culture

 Proactive initiative to establish contact with the Ukranian community in Glenorchy to reduce the effects of social isolation during the pandemic.

 Marina Ladaniwskyj (President)

Ph: 03 6273 4471

Child Health Association Tasmania

Multicultural Picnic and Play

 An interactive pop up playgroup with morning tea promoting social inclusion, food literacy and family connection.

 Emma Rowell (Family Food Patch Manager)

Ph: 0438 926 242


Multicultural Economic Participation Forum

Multicultural Economic Participation Forum

 Weekly workshops to inspire and connect communities with existing employment services and supports.

 Dr Jade Li (Project Manager)

Ph: 0439 474 886