LGATASSIST (formerly named LGAT Welfare Fund) provides Local Government employees with support and assistance during times of health, financial and general personal difficulty.
LGATASSIST offers low interest loans to Local Government employees who are employed on a permanent basis and who are members of Tasplan Superannuation. Other services provided by LGATASSIST include:
- access to financial counselling to assist with household management
- three bursaries annually, to enable Local Government employees or their dependents to attend the University of Tasmania (conditions apply)
- non-refundable grants may be approved for cases of extraordinary financial hardship.
The LGATASSIST Board members:
|John Phillips||Australian Services Union|
|Tony Wolfe||Australian Services Union|
|Dr Katrena Stephenson||LGAT|
Loans are available for Local Government employees currently employed on a permanent basis by a local council, Local Government Single or Joint Authority or a Water and Sewerage Corporation within Tasmania. This can be either on a full time or part time basis and the employee must be a current member of Tasplan Superannuation.
Applicants must be over the age of 18 and must have been in employment for a minimum term of 3 months.
|Amounts Available||Minimum Repayments|
|Under 2 years of service||$1500 maximum = $60 minimum p.ft|
|2-3 years of service||$3000 maximum = $75 minimum p.ft|
|3-4 years of service||$4500 maximum = $90 minimum p.ft|
|4-5 years of service||$6000 maximum = $105 minimum p.ft|
|Over 5 years of service||$7500 maximum = $120 minimum p.ft|
Current Interest Rate:
- General Purpose Loans 8%
Loan application forms are available in councils from payroll administrators.
LGATASSIST grants may be considered in exceptional circumstances for rehabilitation and training, financial counselling and child/family welfare. Local Government staff who are currently employed on a permanaent basis by a local council or by a Local Government Single or Joint authority or a Water and Sewerage Corporation within Tasmania, on a full or part time basis and who is a current member of Tasplan Superannuation is eligible to apply for a LGATASSIST grant.
Up to a maximum of $3500 for Local Government Employees only.
Up to a maximum of $3500 and are considered by the LGATASSIST board.
With the exception of funeral grants, applicants must make a written request to the LGATASSIST board. Further information regarding grants may be obtained by contacting Michelle Freeman on 6233 5970 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Tasmania Local Government Bursaries
LGATASSIST offers three bursaries of $2500 each per year, for a maximum of two years, for dependants of Local Government employees who are also members of Tasplan Superannuation. The bursaries are allocated to eligible students commencing study in any course at the University of Tasmania.
2009/10 Bursary Recipients
Samantha Cassidy, Scottsdale
Jack Muir-Wilson, Wynyard
Greta Goldsmith, Penna
2010/2011 Bursary Recipients
Ben Askey, Southern Region
Evan Mansfield, North-west Region
James McElwee, Northern Region
2011/2012 Bursary Recipients
Courtney Rowe, Southern Region
Andrew Murfet, North-West Region
2012/2013 Bursary Recipients
Damon Singline, Northern Region
Hayden Reeve, Northern Region
Michelle Ennis, Southern Region
2013/2014 Bursary Recipients
2014/2015 Bursary Recipients
2015/2016 Bursary Recipients
For further information about the LGATASSIST bursary, email Tas.Scholarships@utas.edu.au and include 'LGATASSIST Bursary' in the subject line.
For further information about scholarships and bursaries to attend the University of Tasmania, click here.