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National Pies recognises local ‘heroes’ with new grants

Tasmanian Bakeries, the company behind National Pies, is giving back to the Australian community with a series of grants up for grabs.

The National Pies for Local Heroes grant program launched on 23 January with former AFL player Jack Riewoldt kicking off the campaign as its ambassador.

Each month during 2024, a local community organisation will be awarded $1000 from National Pies. There will also be the opportunity for one organisation to win a larger grant of $10,000.

Tasmanian Bakeries CEO Geraldine Tebbutt says the campaign is a special way to show the company’s appreciation to community groups.

“Because Australia has supported us for eight decades, we couldn’t think of a better way to say thanks than by offering a helping hand to the people who make a difference, whether that’s through a kids’ sporting program or by running a community art organisation,” she says.

“We encourage organisations anywhere in Australia to submit their grant proposals through our website.

“We’re also thrilled to be working with Jack as the program’s ambassador. The Tasmanian community loves him, both from his days playing footy here and as one of Richmond’s greats. Now that Jack is a culture and leadership consultant for the new Tasmanian Football Club, he’s the perfect representative.”

To further acknowledge the importance of community groups, National Pies is releasing a new commercial to appear on local Tasmanian television, featuring the ladies of the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Group, music organisation Bel Canto Australia, the kids from the Clarence Junior Football Club and members of the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay.

Submissions for the grants program can be made at All entrants must be based in Australia.

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