Local people know their communities best and know what will make a difference, but don’t always have the resources needed to effect that change.


TasCOSS seeks to speak to Tasmanians in their communities to amplify these vital voices so they are heard clearly by decision-makers and governments.

We want to work with communities to build capacity to take action, initiate and achieve the change they want to see.


Advocacy


Emergency Relief Service Providers

Emergency relief organisations provide services directly to regional communities statewide. Please contact an organisation for advice and assistance.

Energy Consumers Australia Grant

TasCOSS has been awarded a grant from Energy Consumers Australia to continue its Tasmanian Affordable Energy Project.

Recipients of Essential Technology Fund Grants Announced

The funding recipients from the State Government’s Essential Technology Fund have been determined with a total of $350,000 being distributed to 61 community service organisations around the state.

COVID-19 Community Services Industry Noticeboard

Keep up to date with changes to service arrangements and closures due to the increasing precautions taken by community service organisations in response to COVID-19.

Changes to Work Arrangements for TasCOSS Staff

Due to the increasing precautions that are being undertaken in response to COVID-19, TasCOSS has made the decision for staff to commence working remotely from Monday 23 March 2020. The length of this arrangement is subject to advice from health authorities.

COVID-19 Preparation and Advice

All TasCOSS Members and community service organisations are encouraged to review their contingency plans to ensure minimal impacts to service delivery continuity and wherever possible, contribute to the recovery of individuals, communities and services.

Over 50 years TasCOSS has made a difference in the lives of so many Tasmanians.

Government in Denial: Budget Priorities Leave Tasmanians Behind

“This is not the game-changing budget Tasmanians need. We have seen this Budget before — it has been delivered again and again. And we cannot expect to see different results until the government opens up to investing differently and directly in Tasmanians.”