Program Details
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Jul 2016

The Mayoral and Councillor Discretionary Funding Program:

  • allows funds to be allocated at the discretion of the councillor
  • is available to not-for-profit community organisations for community purposes
  • is open all year – applications can be lodged at any time
  • depends on budget availability.

Councillors may:

  • choose to opt in or out of this program
  • allocate up to $100,000 to the program.

A list of councillors who are participating can be found in the Availability Notice.


Applicants should read the funding program guidelines before applying:


Who can apply

Community organisations are eligible if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • They operate within the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area or can show that their project will benefit residents of the area.
  • They have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound Workplace Health and Safety practices.
  • They can show viability.
  • They have acquitted previous council grants and have no debt to council (or are paying off an agreed debt plan).

Who cannot apply

  • Government agencies or departments of local, state or federal government
  • Educational, religious or medical organisations, where the application is for the organisation’s core business
  • Businesses.

Eligible projects/programs

Applications must:

  • be submitted on the required application form
  • be in the public interest
  • be for an activity or program that has not already commenced
  • align with the priorities of council’s Corporate Plan
  • adhere to the specific terms and conditions of this funding program.

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