Apply now for a community grant of up to $2000
  • Monday 05 September 2016
community grants

Does your not-for-profit community group need help funding a project, event or activity?  Perhaps some new sporting equipment, a creative project or even a much-needed coat of paint for your community hall.

Apply now for grants of up to $2000 through Sunshine Coast Council’s Minor Community Grants Program.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said community groups could apply for a grant to assist with projects that benefit Sunshine Coast communities.

“These grants are a great way for community groups to obtain funding assistance to help with their smaller, but important projects,” Cr McKay said.

“Whether you need funding for an event, a heritage project or to upgrade facilities and equipment our grants programs have been designed to help.

“If you need assistance with an application, grants officers are available to discuss your needs and provide guidance on the application process.”

Community groups can apply for funding for one-off projects through one of seven categories:

  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Cultural Development
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living
  • Community Events

There is also a new, one-off 50th Anniversary Fund open to not-for-profit groups and organisations for projects, events and activities that support the 50th anniversary and its legacy.

Applications for Minor Grants and the 50th Anniversary Fund are now open. Minor grants will close at 5pm on Monday, October 17, 2016 while the 50th Anniversary Fund will close at 5pm on Monday, October 31, 2016.

For more information, to discuss your project or for assistance with an application, contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616, email or visit If you need extra help, Grants Officers can arrange to meet with you in your local community.

Visit for eligibility criteria and application forms.

Need more funding? Visit council’s External Funding Database for funding opportunities, other than those provided by council, that could further support your project.