• Last updated:
  • 10 Jan 2019

Note: Applicants may submit only one partnership proposal per round, either through the Environment Levy Partnerships or the Community Partnership Funding Program.

Who can apply 

Not-for-profit community organisations who meet all of the following criteria:

  • operate within the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area or are able to demonstrate that the program will benefit residents and environment of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area
  • are able to demonstrate viability
  • are willing to participate with council in defining, through the EOI period, mutually agreed partnership deliverables, measures and reporting requirements
  • have no debt to council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with council which are being adhered to, and/or have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants
  • are solely based in and focused on the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area (not state or Australia wide)
  • are incorporated, or are an Australian Public Company-Limited by Guarantee
  • have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound Workplace Health and Safety practices
  • are working towards becoming self-sufficient

Note: Priority will be given to applications where council funding can be used to leverage funding from other tiers of government.

Who cannot apply

  • Government agencies or departments of local, state or federal government
  • Educational, religious or medical organisations, where the application is for the organisation’s core business
  • Businesses
  • Individuals
  • Organisations where the application is connected to political activities

What is eligible for funding

Up to $5,000 funding is available as a contribution to support the organisation’s general administration and operational expenses. In some instances, part-funding may be offered.

Applications for additional funding amounts can be made for other expenses however this will be subject to mutually agreed deliverables negotiated during the collaborative Expression of Interest (EOI) process.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Community Grants Program Guidelines in full before applying for funding: Environment Levy Partnerships and Grants Program – Environment Levy Partnerships Guidelines [2512KB]