Apply now for a community grant of up to $2000
  • Monday 07 March 2016
community grants

Does your not-for-profit community group need help funding a project?  Perhaps some new sporting equipment, a community event or even a new fridge for your community hall.

Apply now for grants of up to $2000 through Sunshine Coast Council’s Minor Community Grants Program.

Director of Community Services Coralie Nichols said community groups could apply for a grant to assist with projects that benefit Sunshine Coast communities.

“These grants are a great way for community groups to obtain funding assistance to help with their smaller, but important projects,” she said.

“We understand that seeking funding for projects can be time consuming and often a difficult task for volunteers to manage.

“Council’s grants programs have been designed to help, with grants officers available to discuss your needs and provide assistance with the application process.

“Whether funding is required for an event, to improve facilities, encourage participation in sport or enhance the region’s heritage I encourage not-for-profit groups from across the Coast to take advantage of this opportunity to apply for some financial support.”

Community groups can apply for funding for one-off projects through one of seven categories:

  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Cultural Development
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living
  • Community Events

Applications for Minor Grants are now open and will close at 5pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

For more information, to discuss your project or for assistance with an application, contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616, email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or visit the Community Grants page. If you need extra help, Grants Officers can arrange to meet with you in your local community.

Visit the Community Grants page for eligibility criteria and application forms.

Need more funding? Check out the External Funding Database for funding opportunities, other than those provided by council, that could further support your project. For example, if you’re planning an event for Seniors Week 2016, grants are currently available through COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland. Community organisations can apply for up to $1000 to assist in the facilitation of Seniors Week events being held between August 13 and 21, 2016. Applications close on March 31, 2016.