Application Forms
  • Last updated:
  • 16 Feb 2017

Applications for all community grants program categories must be submitted online. 

Prior to completing an application it is recommended to read the Community Grants Program Guidelines[723KB].

Applicants may submit only one Major or Minor grant application per round.

If you are applying for a grant over $5,000 it is recommended discussing your application with a grants officer before making a submission.


Critical Time Frames 2017

Round  Applications Open Applications Close Approximate
notification time-frames
Major Grants 1 February 2017

17 July 2017
13 March 2017

28 August 2017
12 weeks from round closing  * Projects may commence as soon as application has been submitted

excluding the Community Events category.


Minor Grants

20 March 2017

11 September 2017
8 May 2017

6 November 2017
8 weeks from round closing
Minor Grants 
Community Events
category only      
1 February 2017

20 March 2017

17 July 2017

11 September 2017                    
13 March 2017

8 May 2017

28 August 2017

6 November 2017                     
8 weeks from round closing

* Applicants need to be aware that funding is very competitive and council cannot guarantee that the application will be successful. Applications for community events must be scheduled to take place after notification of funding outcomes. See guidelines for details.

Application forms

It is important your application is assessed under the correct category or you may not be successful. If you are unsure if you are applying under the correct category, please contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616 for assistance.

Before applying for funding, applicants should read the Community Grants Program Guidelines[723KB].

Note: Applications must be submitted by 12.00 midnight on the closing date.

Category and Description

Minor
Application Forms
Major
Application Forms
Economic Development: projects that encourage and support local

organisations, both for profit and not-for-profit, to contribute positively to

improve the economic performance and prosperity of their local community.


Closed


Open
Cultural Heritage: projects that enhance an understanding of, and interest

in, the region's heritage and social history.
Closed Open
Community Facilities: infrastructure projects that involve the development

or enhancement of a community facility

(land or buildings / permanent fixtures).
Closed Open
Cultural Development: projects that enable the practical foundations for a

range of creative programs and activities.
Closed Open
Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living: projects that encourage the

development of initiatives that promote participation in sport and recreation.
Closed Open
Community Development: projects that respond to a local need and build

stronger, more engaged, safer and inclusive communities
Closed Open
Community Events: projects that support sustainable community and

regional events and celebrations that reflect cultural values, diversity and

the lifestyle of coast communities. 
Open Open

Note: To apply for an Environment Levy Grant please visit the Environment Levy page.

Supplying extra information

Applicants may supply extra information by:

  • attaching documents directly to application forms
  • email documents to the Grants Team at grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
  • lodge documents at any of council's customer service centres
  • post documents no later than the closing date.

Unless uploaded directly to the application form, all supporting documentation must have the applicant’s name and application number clearly printed on the top right hand corner of each page.

Note: Letters of support are NOT required from the Mayor and Councillors for the grants program.

Grants officers can assist applicants who are having difficulties uploading their documentation.

Please post documents to:

Attention: Grants Officer

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Locked Bag 72

Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Qld 4560

Note: Council's customer service centres are open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.