Community grants a boost for Buderim
  • Saturday 02 June 2012

A number of cultural and sporting groups in Buderim and Sippy Downs are smiling after receiving community grants from the Sunshine Coast Council.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said six local groups had received a total of $37,387 under Council’s Community Grants Program, while two groups were granted a total of $8,686 under the RADF funding program that is jointly funded by Council and the Stage Government.

"This funding is well deserved by its recipients and will certainly help all of these groups and associations continue to enrich our local community," he said.

"The community grants these groups receive will be put towards some very worthy projects, upgrades and refurbishments.

"I’d also like to thank Arts Queensland for its partnership with Council in funding the Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) grants that were received by the Buderim Male Choir ($5000) and the Sunshine Coast Choral Society Inc ($3,686)."

The following groups in Division 6 received Community Grants:

(Community Development)

Buderim Library Association - $3,500 (for National Year of Reading new audio book project)

Fusion Sunshine Coast - $6,000 (for Alcooringa driveway and paring development program)

(Cultural Development)

Buderim Craft Cottage Association - $7,344 (for replacement of flooring in main work area)

(Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living)

Sunshine Coast Hockey Association - $7,500 (for grounds equipment replacement)

University of Sunshine Coast Athletics Club Inc - $10,000 (for facility upgrade to facilitate use of electronic timing and photo finish equipment)

Ballinger Park Tennis Club Inc - $3,043 (for replacement of two men’s and two ladies’ toilet suites and new hand basins)

The following groups in Division 6 received RADF grants:

Buderim Male Choir - $5,000 (for ‘A Cantata for the Sunshine Coast’)

Sunshine Coast Choral Society Inc - $3,686 (for ‘Bach on Buderim’)

Seventy eight community groups across the Sunshine Coast received a total of $541,175 in Community Grants for 82 projects.

The Grants Program provides funding for projects in seven categories – community development, cultural development, economic development, environment, festive season activities, heritage and history, and sport, recreation and healthy living.

The next major round of council’s Community Grants Program will open in July and close on 1 September 2012. For further details visit council's website.