Local funding up for grabs
  • Tuesday 02 February 2010

Community groups looking for funding under Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program or the new Community Partnership Funding Program can seek help at information sessions and application clinics to be held in February and March.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2010.

Community Programs portfolio holder, Councillor Jenny McKay, said council’s funding programs provide a range of financial support to the community for various projects and other costs.

The new Community Partnership Funding Program provides community groups with longer-term financial assistance.

Community Programs portfolio holder, Cr Jenny McKay, said the new program is now open and aimed at non-profit community groups who can work in partnership with council to achieve its vision for the region’s future.

“The Partnership Funding Program is designed to assist partner organisations make a significant contribution to the Sunshine Coast community, through provision of services, facilities and programs,” Cr McKay said.

“By partnering with the community, council aims to foster a culture of innovation and creativity and help strengthen community groups and networks.”

Potential applicants should increase their chances by booking to meet a council grants officer at an application clinic.

Council is running a series of free information sessions on both programs from 16 to 25 February at Beerwah, Caloundra, Cooroy, Maroochydore, Coolum, Nambour, Maleny, Noosa, Kenilworth and Buddina.

Application clinics will be held at Caloundra, Nambour, Cotton Tree, Coolum, and Noosa from 1 to 10 March.

For more information, visit council’s website or call 5475 7272.

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