Once you have submitted your application, Variety Tasmania will acknowledge receipt of your application by email or letter. If further information is required from you, a Variety representative will contact you in due course.

All applications are assessed by an independent Grants Committee, which usually meets at the beginning of every month. Variety’s Committee will try to assess all applications quickly, however some requests may take between eight to twelve weeks for a decision to be made.

Please note that approval of applications is at the absolute discretion of the Variety Tasmania Board and compliance with these Guidelines does not guarantee approval of an application.
Variety will advise you in writing of the outcome, as soon as a decision has been made.

The story of all successful applicants may be made publicly available by Variety Tasmania for marketing purposes, unless otherwise requested by the grant recipient due to extenuating circumstances.

Example: ‘7 year old Amy has Autism and experiences developmental delay.  Variety Tasmania gifted Amy an iPad to assist with the development of her communication skills’.
Variety’s most successful way of raising money for children in need is to demonstrate by way of images and personal accounts, how donations are making a positive impact on the lives of children in need.  Allowing Variety to tell your story, provides its corporate partners and supporters insight into Variety’s work and encourages more donations and support.

If your application is successful, grant funding is conditional upon the following:

  • Funds will be paid directly to the supplier on receipt of its invoice.  No payment will be made directly to the applicant, nor will cash payments be made.
  • When the equipment is delivered or installed, the ownership is transferred directly from the supplier to the child.  As Variety is not the owner of the equipment, it is not liable for any ongoing maintenance or insurance.
  • Equipment and services granted cannot be varied without the prior consent of Variety’s Grants Committee.
  • Grants must be spent within 12 months.