Minor grants available – don’t miss out…..
  • Wednesday 16 April 2014

Don’t miss the opportunity for your community group or organisation to apply for funding for an upcoming event, activity or program in Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Grants Program.

Community groups have until 5pm on Wednesday, May 14, to apply for a minor grant of up to $2000 to assist with projects that benefit Sunshine Coast communities.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Community Grants Program was a wonderful opportunity for council to provide a helpful hand to these groups that did so much in the community.

“The Community Grants 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,” Cr McKay said.

“There are a wide-range of grant opportunities available that could provide a big boost for local residents and community groups in countless ways.

“Some great projects have been funded in past rounds including community events, equipment and resources, workshops and programs.

“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.

“Council Grants 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 through one of seven categories:

  • Community Development
  • Cultural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Festive Season Activities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living.

Applications are also open for the minor round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) from 9am on April 16 to 5pm on June 1, 2014. RADF is a Queensland Government partnership through Arts Queensland and council to support local professional artists, arts workers and organisations.

For further information on these grant opportunities, contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616, email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants.