50th Anniversary grants application – closing soon.
  • Tuesday 11 October 2016
Mayor Jamieson at the 50th anniversary launch

50th Anniversary grants application – closing soon.

Community groups and organisations across the Coast are being encouraged to make 2017 a year to remember by joining the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast celebrations and apply for a grant before the end of the month.

A special, one-off 50th Anniversary Fund is open to not-for-profit groups and organisations for projects, events and activities that support the 50th anniversary and its legacy with round one of the grants closing on October 31.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the plan for the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast was to celebrate our identity and engage our community.

“Through this Anniversary Fund, we would like to invite our community groups and organisations to play a key part in the 50th anniversary celebrations.” Mayor Jamieson said.

“I would encourage anyone interested in applying for one of these grants to discuss their project or event with a grants officer and plan to get their applications in soon – before the cut off date.” 

Not-for-profit community organisations that operate within the Sunshine Coast local government area or can demonstrate the project, activity or event will benefit residents of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area are eligible to apply for a 50th Anniversary Fund grant.

There are two types of grants available, category A grants up to $2000 and category B grants up to $20,000.

Funding Type 

Application Dates

Project Dates

Notification Dates

Category A.
Up to $2000 to enhance activities,
projects or events with 

50th anniversary 


Round 1
Opens 5 September 2016
Closes 31 October 2016
Round 2
Opens 6 March 2017
Closes 19 May 2017

1 January 2017 to

31 December 2017

Round 1
16 December 2016
Round 2
26 June 2017

Category B.
Up to $20,000 to create new activities,
projects or events that specifically
celebrate the 50th Anniversary

Expressions of Interest
Open 5 September 2016
Close 31 October 2016 

1 August 2017 to
31 December 2017

EOI outcome:
17 November 2016
Application outcome:
23 March 2017

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 www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants

If you need extra help, grants officers can arrange to meet with you in your local community.

Visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants for eligibility criteria and application forms.