Things to Consider
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Jan 2019


Below are some additional things your organisation could consider to help strengthen your grant application.

Acknowledging traditional owners

Are you holding an event and considered including a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country practices? This practice shows respect for the Traditional Custodians of the land where the event is being held.

The Queensland Government provides a description of Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owner protocols.  For more information on Welcome to Country suppliers, contact council’s Reconciliation Action Plan officer on 5475 7272.  

Buying local

Have you considered how your project, event or activity can support local businesses and local employment opportunities? Using local suppliers where possible supports the development of local businesses across the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance can help connect you with your local chamber of commerce to find local suppliers in your area.

Also take a look at council’s Regional Economic Development Strategy for more information.

Environmental sustainability

Have you considered how your project can lessen its’ impact on the environment? Have you thought about how your project can incorporate the principles of environmental sustainability?

Thinking about this can help your organisation reduce energy consumption, improve energy performance and yield other social, environmental and financial benefits.

These tools may be helpful when considering environmental sustainability:

  • ecoBiz is a free eco efficiency program that provides tools, training and detailed information to help businesses improve efficiencies and reduce resource use for financial and environmental benefits. 
  • Living Smart is council's free online program that helps residents:
    • save on household bills
    • reduce their ecological footprint
    • learn about backyard biodiversity and much more.

Also take a look at council’s Environment and Liveability Strategy.


Have you considered how many people your project could benefit, or the profile of your beneficiaries?

The Sunshine Coast Community Profile provides a range of current and past demographic statistics for the Sunshine Coast which can be used to support your grant application. The statistics are based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.

The Social Atlas is a supporting mapping tool which presents the statistics within the Community Profile geographically, allowing an easy overview of how various demographic characteristics are distributed across the Sunshine Coast.

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