Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824
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Grants/Scholarship Opportunities

Dorset Council offers grants and education scholarships to the community through the Community Grants Program and the Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships.

2023 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships NOW OPEN

Dorset Council provides eight scholarships annually for local community members to further their education. These have been named in honour of the late Mayor Barry Jarvis, who was a strong advocate of education in Dorset.

Barry Jarvis Apprenticeship/Traineeship Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist a local community member interested in undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship by providing additional financial support during such training.

Application Form

Barry Jarvis Scottsdale High School Scholarships

These scholarships are intended to assist local students to continue their studies in Year 11 or 12 at Scottsdale High School. It is hoped providing additional financial support will help local students reach their full potential here in Dorset.

Application Form

Barry Jarvis University Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist a local student with expenses associated with studying at (any) university, providing ongoing financial assistance for 3 years of their chosen course.

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Barry Jarvis Agribusiness Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist a local student with expenses associated with studying at (any) university, providing ongoing financial assistance for three years of their course.

Application Form´╗┐

2022 Scholarship Recipients

L-R: Nikayla Smith, Chloe Singline, Emily Hanslow, Liam Jensen-Cooley, Mayor Greg Howard, Liam Saunders, Jordan Harper

Absent: Ryan Burr, Alysha Carins

Dorset Council Community Grants Program | CLOSED

Dorset Council offers three grants to community groups under the Community Grants Program. Depending on the type of project and the funds required, community groups can apply for one of three grants from a total pool of $55,000.

Dorset Council Small Grant Stream (up to $2,000*):

The purpose of these grants is to contribute to community life in Dorset. Community groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for financial assistance towards programs, projects or events that improve the well-being of people living in Dorset.

Dorset Council Community Matching Funds Grant Stream (up to $15,000*, and with matching contribution):

The purpose of these grants is to provide community groups and organisations with additional resources for community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen the Dorset community - note, funds must be matched (with a matching dollar value of cash and/or in-kind contribution from the requesting group or organisation). All projects are initiated, planned and implemented by community members, in partnership with Dorset Council.

Dorset Councillors Discretionary Grant Stream (up to $15,000):

The purpose of these grants is to provide community organisations with funding for projects that are on land owned or managed by Dorset Council. Prior to applying for a Discretionary Grant, please ensure that you have consent from Council for approval of your project.

* Applications must be submitted in accordance with the Critical Dates listed in their relevant Guidelines. Make sure to review these guidelines prior to submitting a grant application.

** Community groups wanting to apply for ANY funding stream must first make an appointment with Elizabeth Hadley to discuss project eligibility and feasibility. Please phone 03 6352 6500 to make an appointment.

The following is a sample Grant Evaluation Form, which successful applicants have to complete within two months of spending their grant funds. We recommend reviewing this document prior to submitting a Grant Application.

Community Grant Evaluation Form

SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE GRANT ALERTS: To receive regular information on a range of grants available to community organisations, subscribe to the grant alert email service by emailing csrgrants@dpac.tas.gov.au

External Grants and Funding Opportunities:

Check the links below for external grants and funding opportunities that may be relevant to your business, organisation or group.

Grant Alerts

GrantConnect

Business Grants