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National Pies serves up cash to community and sporting groups: It’s a pie-fect partnership!

Soda Communications 2 mins read
Jack Riewoldt- National Pies for Local Heroes


Tasmanian Bakeries is celebrating 80+ years of baking the tastiest pies in Australia by giving back to the community with a series of grants up for grabs.

The National Pies for Local Heroes grant program launches on 23 January with Australian football legend Jack Riewoldt kicking off the campaign as its ambassador. Each month during 2024, a local community organisation will be awarded $1,000 from National Pies. There will also be the opportunity for one organisation to win a single larger grant of $10,000.

Tasmanian Bakeries CEO Geraldine Tebbutt said 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,” Geraldine said.

“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.”

Jack said he’s honoured to take part in this initiative, which takes him back to pie nights at Clarence Football Club.

“Working with Tasmanian Bakeries to give back to the community is a recipe for excitement with great purpose,” Jack said.

“Supporting the community is not just a duty, it’s an investment in a brighter, stronger future for all. A truly rewarding aspect of my career is giving back to communities making a difference.”

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.

National Pies’ range of frozen and deli-fresh pies, sausage rolls and other pastries are available in supermarkets in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

For more information on National Pies products, visit or follow National Pies on Facebook and Instagram.

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About National Pies

National Pies is a proudly Australian-owned, family-run business. The story began in Hobart, Tasmania in 1942, when Alfred Gough, a young butcher's shop apprentice, set out to create Australia’s tastiest pie. Alfred perfected his handcrafted pastries, which soon became famous among Hobart locals for their juicy meat filling and unique rectangular shape. They were known as National Pies and, before long, they became a Tasmanian icon, available in almost every corner store, school canteen, sporting club and service station. Word got out, and in 2021, National Pies started sharing its pastries with Australians beyond the Apple Isle. Today, National Pies is truly national, enjoyed by pie lovers in every capital city across the country. You’ll find National Pies at Australia’s favourite retailers, including Woolworths, Costco and Coles.

Contact details:

Emily Stojcevski
Soda Communications

M: 0409 552 913

Karen Black
Soda Communications
E: M: 0406 383 186


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