Helping Division 6 community groups help others
  • Saturday 23 August 2014

Sunshine Coast Council’s Division 6 not-for-profit community organisations have been granted $57,000 to help meet their operational expenses for the next financial year.

They will share in a total of $572,794 under the council’s Community Partnership Funding Program across the Coast.

Divisional councillor Christian Dickson said the funding would help community organisations meet ongoing expenses.

“Council recognises the importance of these clubs and associations and how they benefit people from all walks of life and with varying interests,” Cr Dickson said.

“Sunshine Coast is a diverse community with varied interests and they each contribute to the rich fabric that makes up our society.

“From electricity to insurance, from maintaining mowers to making their facilities safer, these organisations face increasing costs.

“These funding grants are all about helping those who help others.”

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the council’s Community Partnership Funding Program would assist community groups to deliver key services and facilities to the Sunshine Coast community.

“From sporting facilities to cultural and community organisations, the program will support not-for-profit organisations that help reinforce the region as a desirable place to live, work, invest, visit and value,” Cr McKay said.

“The funding program was established to enhance council’s capacity to deliver on the objectives of its Corporate Plan and to provide funding certainty to community groups providing services that are needed within the region.

“The program also plays an important role in council’s efforts to become a sustainable community.”

DIVISION 6 GRANT RECIPIENTS:

Community Facilities

  • Headland-Buderim Croquet Club $6000                                   
  • Buderim War Memorial Community Association $15,000       
  • Headland Bowls Club $4000                                                    
  • Sunshine Coast Archery Club $2000                                       
  • Mooloolaba Tennis Club $5500            
  • Fusion Australia Ltd (Sunshine Coast) $4500                          
  • Sunshine Coast Dog Obedience Club Inc $2000                     

Community Safety

  • 4 Paws Animal Rescue $8000                                                 

Community Services

  • Buderim Library Association $7000                                          

Cultural Heritage

  • Buderim Historical Society $8967