Funding from Other Organisations
  • Last updated:
  • 26 Jul 2017

Have a look at the External Grants Directory to view grants available from the other organisations.

If your organisation provides grants or funding and you would like to list it on this site, please contact grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Featured funding opportunities

Stockland Aura Community Grants Program - if you are a local community group or organisation, grants are available for projects in the Caloundra North, Caloundra South or Glasshouse Country statistical areas.

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World - is a $150,000 community grants program to help dreams like yours make a real difference in the community.

Unitywater's Community Sponsorship Program - provides financial support of up to $10,000 for initiatives that support community wellbeing, community development and the environment. 

Sundale Community Foundation - offers an opportunity for community organisations providing service delivery within Nambour and its surrounding areas to apply for a grant of up to $10,000. 

Other resources for community organisations

GrantGuru Community - free, national searchable grants list for community not for profit organisations.

Our Community - provides advice and training resources for community not for profit organisations.

Volunteering Sunshine Coast - provides training, opportunities and resources to support volunteers.

Sunshine Coast Event Network - supporting community events through information, training and networks.

GiveNow - an initiative of Our Community Foundation, designed to transform giving in Australia.

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) - Community Door - information for community managed organisations.

Building Active Communities Workshops - free online training for volunteers involved in sport and recreation clubs.

GrantConnect - provides a centralised publication of government grant opportunities. 

Community Grants Hub - easy access for people and organisations interested in applying for community grants. 

Funding Centre - tips for writing a grant application.

Contacts

This information is a guide to assist in grant funding. For information regarding sponsorships, email events@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.












Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people usually by an internet/social media campaign directed at people who want to see your project, event or activity go ahead or are keen to support it.

Chuffed is a Crowdfunding campaign that supports social causes. 

Sponsorship is generally recognised as financial support received from a sponsor, associated with an entrant, event or organisation, which results in evident benefits for the sponsoring company (image/profile enhancement). Sponsorship support can be of:
  •  an event 
  •  an organisation 
  •  an individual 
  •  an object 
  •  a team.

Benefits offered to the sponsored group (or individual) by the sponsor can include: 

  •  exclusive rights 
  •  brand image 
  •  hospitality
  •  product sampling 
  •  signage rights 
  •  merchandise 
  •  networking 
  •  media / publicity opportunities 
  •  use of personalities for advertising and promotions
  •  retail or trade incentives.

 Things to consider 

When looking for sponsorship, consider the following: 

  •  How much funding is needed? 
  •  What can you offer the sponsor? 
  • - what are the benefits?
    - what is the sponsorship value? 
  •  Look at potential sponsors. 
  •  Write a proposal to the sponsor.
  •  Plan the interview or presentation. 
  •  Will you need a formal agreement? 
  •  Look after your sponsor.
  • - manage the relationship.
    - protect your sponsor.

 Looking for sponsorship 

Council's Community Programs and Events have put together a factsheet on sponsorship or visit council's scene Community Kit for further information.