New grant available for TravelSmart ideas
  • Friday 11 February 2011

If you’ve got an idea for a sustainable transport project, you could be eligible for a Sunshine Coast Council TravelSmart Grant.

From 16 February, council is offering grants of up to $2000 for anyone wanting to implement a sustainable transport initiative that’s of benefit to the community.

Integrated Transport Portfolio Councillor Vivien Griffin said that all ideas are welcome from every sector of the community.

"Whether you want to install facilities that encourage people to walk, cycle or ride a scooter, provide go cards to encourage public transport use, organise a bus for a community event or set up a sustainable transport business like bike recycling, you’re in with a chance," Cr Griffin said.

"The options are endless but the initiative must benefit the community in some way.

"This new grant is a trial and will hopefully generate some exciting initiatives that encourage more sustainable travel around the Coast."

Grants applications will be accepted from 9am Wednesday 16 February until 5pm Wednesday 6 April. Businesses, individuals, schools, community groups and government organisations are all eligible to apply.

Applications must be made online at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and anyone wishing to apply must read the guidelines and frequently asked questions, available on council’s website from 16 April.

If you do not have your own computer, you can apply online at Sunshine Coast Council Libraries—use of council library computers is free.

Anyone requiring further assistance can contact a TravelSmart Grants Officer on (07) 5475 7272.