Helping to support our community groups
  • Friday 13 March 2015

Sunshine Coast Council says thank you to the many community groups who make a difference in our community and reminds them not to forget to ask for a helping hand.
Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Council had provided more than $900,000 in community grants throughout 2014 via 137 successful grant recipients.
“Our Community Grants Program is a wonderful opportunity for Council to provide a boost to these groups that do so much in the community,” Cr McKay said. 
“Don’t miss the opportunity for your community group or organisation to apply for up to $2000 funding for an upcoming event, activity or program in the current minor round of the Community Grants Program.
“The program provides a range of grants to encourage, engage and support individuals and groups in the community to make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region.
“Funding is very competitive so we encourage applicants to read the guidelines before starting an application and contact our Grants Officers if they need help.
“The officers can offer assistance with the application process, eligibility, technical queries, project development, grant writing tips and advice on other funding sources outside council.”
Community groups can apply for funding for one-off projects that benefit the Sunshine Coast through one of seven categories:
• Community Development
• Community Events
• Community Facilities
• Cultural Development
• Cultural Heritage
• Economic Development
• Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living
Cr McKay said Council also encouraged residents to consider ways they might be able to help support their local community groups.
“Whether it’s regular volunteering or just lending a hand for a big community event, think about ways you might be able to help support your local groups and be involved in your local community,” she said.
“These groups often do so much for their communities with little money so get involved however you can.”
Applications for the Community Grants Program – Minor round closes 5pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
For further information on these grant opportunities, contact a Grants Officer on 5475 7272, email or visit