Applications open for water funding program
  • Thursday 31 January 2013

Eligible not-for-profit community groups can apply now for funding with Sunshine Coast Council’s Water and Sewerage Funding Program to help with water and sewerage access charges for the 2012/13 financial year.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the funding would help many of the region’s struggling community groups.

“The $700,000 available through the Water and Sewerage Funding Program is an opportunity for council to help the local not-for-profit groups, who contribute so much to our communities”, said Cr McKay.

“The funding is designed to assist groups in meeting the costs associated with water and sewerage services. Through this program, council will contribute a percentage towards fixed access charges.

“We have so many fantastic sporting, recreation and community groups here on the Sunshine Coast and many could do with some assistance to pay their water and sewerage access charges.

“The Water and Sewerage Funding Program will not cover usage charges, but for groups that have very little income, help with fixed access charges will go a long way.

“I encourage all not-for-profit groups to visit council’s website or contact a grants officer for further information or assistance with an application.”

Applications for the Water and Sewerage Funding Program close at 5pm Friday 22 March 2013.

Visit Council's website for eligibility criteria and to apply.

For further information or assistance phone 5441 8385 or email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.