Community grants benefiting Division 7
  • Tuesday 09 December 2014
Sunshine Coast Council Community Grants program

Sunshine Coast Council has endorsed more than $415,000 in community grants to support a range of exciting projects which will benefit communities across the region including a number set to take place within Division 7.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said he was pleased Council was able to assist such a diversity of local community groups in the latest funding round.

“From sporting groups to memorial assoications, seven groups from Division 7 will receive a total $31,433 from Council’s Community Grants Program,” Cr Hungerford said.

“The community groups will use the funding to help deliver to the community a wide range of projects and services.”

The following groups in Division 7 received Community Grants:

Community Facilities

  • Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club Inc - $2,470 for security improvements.
  • Maroochydore Football Club Inc - $9,471 for safety field fencing.

Festive Season

  • Buderim War Memorial Community Association Inc. - $2,500 for the Buderim Community Carols.

Cultural Heritage

  • Adopt A Digger Inc - $4,159 for the creation/distribution of a booklet outlining the history behind 73 Buderim residents that served in WW1.

Sport, Recreation and Heathy Living

  • Maroochydore Australian Football Club Inc - $3,833 for equipment for the Maroochydore AFL9s Competition.

Cultural Development

  • Eric Joseph Foote War Memorial Sanctuary Association Inc - $4,000 for a demountable sound shell.
  • Immanuel Lutheran College - $5,000 for the 20th annual Voices on the Coast - Youth Literature Festival.

Projects funded this round from Council’s major grants are expected to generate up to $3 million in community benefit, involving hundereds of dedicated volunteers.

The next major grant round will open on February 1 and close on March 16, 2015. Applicants can apply for projects up to $30,000. Council officers can assist with the application process, technical queries, project development, grant writing tips and advice on other funding sources outside Council.

For details on the range of Council funding programs and other handy information on grant writing tips and funding opportunities visit Council’s website.