King Island Council - Tasmania
King Island Council - Tasmania
PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313

Tasmanian Government Office

Commonwealth Funding Alert Service

The Tasmanian Government Office in Canberra assists Tasmanian organisations, including State Agencies, local governments, small businesses and community groups, to identify Commonwealth Government grants programs that could meet their needs. If you are a Tasmanian organisation or individual and you have a specific funding requirement and/or you wish to receive direct e-mail advice of new Commonwealth Government grants programs as they are announced, please forward an e-mail to Please provide your address and your contact details in Tasmania and be sure to specify the areas of funding you are interested in.

Other information sources

The most comprehensive database of Commonwealth Government funding and grants programs is Grantslink, which is maintained by the Department of Transport and Regional Services. This website currently describes some 160 Commonwealth funding programs, includes a useful search function, and offers valuable information and advice on how to apply for funding and grants.

The websites of individual Commonwealth Government departments and agencies, including information and advice on the funding and grants programs administered under these portfolios, can be accessed through

Tasmanian small business owners and operators will find a range of useful information and advice, including on financial and other assistance programs available through the Commonwealth Government, at

Grant Alert

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for rural and regional students, please check out the Snapshot and FAQs for eligibility criteria and other information.

Criteria for all scholarships

Criteria for each scholarship will vary depending on the particular scholarship and branch. For example, the Community Bank® network scholarships are available to local students from their area. Please ensure that you are aware of the criteria of the scholarship for which you will apply.

The basic criteria are listed below but please check the additional criteria for the specific scholarship you wish to apply for as this varies between scholarships:

       You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
       You will be an undergraduate in 2013 (and this is your first attendance at an Australian university/college)
       You will be studying full-time at an Australian university or college and all study will take place within Australia
       You graduated from secondary school in either 2012 or in 2011 (you took a gap year)
       You can demonstrate the disadvantage or challenging circumstances preventing you from taking up the opportunity of this further study
       You can demonstrate academic achievement and community involvement

A special note

We understand that many families do it tough and will find it extremely difficult to support their children’s tertiary education dreams, which is why the scholarship was created. Since the scholarship was launched in 2007, we have read about many students from across Australia who face a variety of family circumstances and hardships.

The scholarship assessment is a diligent process. While we realise that everyone’s circumstances are different and that a lot of Australian families are finding everyday family life a financial challenge, some families are experiencing even greater hardship than others. Whether confronting ill health, permanent disability, unemployment, family breakdown, debt or the on-going effects of drought or flood, each student has their personal story to tell.

We fully appreciate the time it takes you to apply, but also the trust that you show in sharing your family’s situation with us. It is this part of the application process that many find difficult to detail, but it is this information that is critical to the assessment process.

Should you not be awarded a scholarship from us, please do not feel that the decision was taken lightly. Applications will outweigh the number of places on offer and while we endeavour to help as many students as possible we unfortunately are not able to assist everyone.

How to apply

We want you to be prepared, so please ensure that you are fully aware of the criteria pertaining to the scholarship for which you wish to apply. The criteria are very specific to each and every individual scholarship, so please check.

Please refer to our Application Process Information Sheet for an overview on the application content and things you’ll need to think about and organise as part of your application.

To commence your application, please access the Community Enterprise FoundationTM website.

Click on the “Find scholarships here”, locate the scholarship for which you wish to apply and click into its listing page

Register your details by clicking on “Apply Now”, then “Registration Page”. The registration page will ask for you to enter your name, email and create a password specific to your login. This will allow you to commence your application. You may save it and come back to it at any time.

Please ensure that your completed application is submitted by midnight (AEDST) on Friday 25 January 2013. Applications that are in progress, but not submitted, are unable to be considered.

Any queries?

Please email with your query and we will contact you with a response as soon as we can.

Looking for other scholarship resources?

If you wish to seek information on other scholarships which may be suitable, we suggest the following websites may be of interest:

Deloraine & Districts Community Bank® Branch

Dover, Geeveston and Huonville Community Bank® branches (Huon Valley Community Bank® Branch Scholarship)

Grant alert is coordinated through the Community Development Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet – Please email the details if you have a grant round opening and would like it distributed through “Grant Alerts”




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