COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund


*** Due to the large number of applications, funds available have currently been exhausted. Organisations may continue to apply, but further assessment and grants will recommence only if additional funding is provided. ***


Purpose & Overview

Community service organisations are invited to apply to the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund by filling out the online form below.

The purpose of the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund is to support community service organisations to protect the workforce (paid and volunteer) to continue to deliver essential community services in line with COVID-19 Safety Plans.

A total of $200,000 is available to provide financial assistance to community service organisations in Tasmania for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment, Rapid Antigen Tests for use by the workforce and other COVID-19 related supplies.

Organisations are required to review COVID-19 Safety Plan regularly, especially as circumstances change in the community and in the workplace, and when Public Health identifies new requirements. Advice for community service organisations on the use of masks and Rapid Antigen Tests is emerging. Organisations are encouraged to monitor Public Health advice on the use of Rapid Antigen Tests. A summary of advice on the use of masks can be found here.

Organisations are able to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to assist with the purchasing of this equipment where other funds are not available.

The fund is administered by TasCOSS on behalf of the Tasmanian Government. 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email covid19@tascoss.org.au.

Please note: community service organisations may also apply to the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Interim Stockpile for Community Service Organisations.


Application Process

TasCOSS will manage a simple and streamlined process to ensure funding is released to organisations in a timely manner. Organisations are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible as applications will be assessed as they are received. You can submit your application by filling out the online form below.

TasCOSS will inform applicants of the outcome within five (5) business days.

  • Organisations can apply for up to $4,000 in funding.
  • Funds are available for COVID-19 essential supplies which are required to deliver vital services to Tasmanians such as:
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including but not limited to, face masks,
    • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs); and
    • COVID-19 related supplies (e.g. hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes).
  • Where evidence is supplied, retrospective funding can be requested for:
    • PPE and COVID-19 related supplies purchased from 15 December 2021; and
    • RATs purchased from 6 January 2022.

Successful applicants may receive full or partial funding and will be notified by email and paid accordingly. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of expenditure and complete an acquittal form by 30 April 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email covid19@tascoss.org.au.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

Eligibility

  • Organisations must be legal entities, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissioner (ACNC), based in Tasmania delivering community services to Tasmanians in vulnerable circumstances.

Assessment Criteria

TasCOSS will use the following criteria to assess COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund applications.

  1. Outline of services delivered and how the requested COVID-19 essential supplies will be used to protect staff and ensure service continuity in line with your COVID-19 Safety Plan.
  2. Clear outline of what COVID-19 essential supplies are being requested and their cost.
  3. Confirmation that funding has not already been provided for the ‘Essential Supplies’ applied for under this program.

  • *** Due to the large number of applications, funds available have currently been exhausted. Organisations may continue to apply, but further assessment and grants will recommence only if additional funding is provided. ***

  • 1. Organisation Details

  • Please provide the name of the organisation applying to the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund.
  • Please provide the Australian Business Number (ABN) of the organisation applying to the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund.
  • Please include the street address, suburb and postcode for the main office or residence of the organisation applying to the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund.
  • 2. Contact Details

  • Please provide the full name of the primary contact at your organisation for the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund application.
  • Please provide the position/job title of the primary contact at your organisation for the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund application.
  • Please provide the contact email of the primary contact at your organisation for the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund application.
  • Please provide the phone number of the primary contact at your organisation for the COVID-19 Service Continuity Supplies Fund application.
  • 3. Application Questions

  • [max. 100 words]
  • Please include details of the items/products you intend to purchase and how funds will be spent (or those you are applying to cover retrospectively). Provide quantities and indicative costings. You may upload a supporting document(s) below, including receipts and proof of purchase if you are seeking retrospective funding.
  • Drop files here or
  • Maximum of $4,000. Please note: successful applicants may not receive the full amount they applied for.
  • 4. Declaration & Privacy

  • Declaration

    • I confirm that funding has not already been provided for the supplies requested, that the request is a true reflection of need and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
    • If successful, I commit to keeping evidence of expenditure and completing an acquittal form by 30 April 2022.
  • Privacy Policy

    • TasCOSS pledge to respect and uphold your rights to privacy protection under the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) as established under the Privacy Act 1988 and amended by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.
    • The information provided to TasCOSS will be used for the purposes of assessing eligibility and distribution of funds and reporting to the Tasmanian Government on expenditure and use of funds.
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