Partnering with the local community
  • Thursday 10 November 2011

A number of community organisations in Division 9 will receive a funding boost thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s community funding programs.

One hundred and twenty seven local groups and organisations will receive a total of $1,131,190 in funding from council over the next three years under the partnership funding program. Forty seven local sporting clubs will also receive a total of $564,330 under the new Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program. 

Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said 10 local community groups would receive funding for three years under the Community Partnership Funding Program, while four sporting clubs would receive funding under the Sports Field Maintenance Program. 

"I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge and support the wonderful work done by community organisations on the Sunshine Coast," Cr Griffin said.

"The Community Partnership Funding Program provides assistance for projects which make a significant positive contribution to the Coast community.

"From Division 9 these 10 local groups, clubs and organisations will receive a total of $35,850 for three years funding towards operational expenses to help them to prosper.

"In addition to the funding, council will work with successful organisations to improve their ability for good governance and sustainable practises." 

The following organisations in Division 9 will receive funding under council’s Community Partnership Funding Program: 

IFYS Inc $10,000 (3 years)
Coolum-Peregian RSL Sub-Branch Inc $1,000 (3 years)
Eumundi Chamber of Commerce $6,000 (3 years)
Coolum Tennis Club Inc $3,500 (3 years)
North Arm Rifle Club Inc $2,550 (3 years)
Coolum Beach Junior Australian Football Club $3,000 (3 years)
Coolum Croquet Club Inc $3,000 (3 years)
Eumundi & Districts Pony Club Inc $3,300 (3 years)
Sunshine Coast Motor Cycle Club Inc $2,000 (3 years)
Coolum Oztag Sports Association Inc $1,500 (3 years)
Cr Griffin said the four successful sporting clubs in Division 9 would receive $28,042 in total between them over the next three years as part of the Sport Field Maintenance Funding Program. 

"These local clubs will receive 70% of their field maintenance costs, helping them to raise the standard of their playing fields to district level," she said.

"Council will also work with these successful clubs to help develop a maintenance agreement and sound maintenance practises to ensure their facilities stay at a high standard." The following clubs in Division 9 will receive funding for the next three years under the Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program:

Coolum Football Club $14,091 (3 years)
Coolum Cricket Club Inc $4,627 (3 years)
Coolum Beach Junior Rugby League $4,697 (3 years)
Bli Bli Little Athletics $4,627 (3 years)
Further details about these community funding programs are available on council’s website or from customer contact centres.