Other Funding Sources and Assistance
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Sep 2018

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

SunSmart Shade Initiative 2018 - Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Department of Health are excited to support this program. The Initiative provides 50 per cent matched funding up to $2000 for portable shade and up to $5000 for permanent shade for not-for-profit organisations that cater to children 0-18 years. All eligible not-for-profit organisations, for example schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres and community groups, are encouraged to apply. Applications close 1 November 2018.

Unitywater Community Sponsorship Program - this program provides funding of up to $10,000 (for each initiative) for projects and programs that help to make our region a better place to live and work. Sponsorship falls within three categories: Community Wellbeing, Environment and Plastic Prevention. Applications close 1 October 2018.

Queensland Community Foundation (Regional Grant-Making) - Charitable organisations based on the Sunshine Coast are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000. Local service providers of aged care, family support, children, health and welfare, youth and arts are favoured. Applications open October 2018.

Other funding sources

Sponsorship 

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

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

Crowdfunding 

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.

Visit council's scene Community Kit for further information.

Other grant directories 

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

GrantConnect - provides a centralised publication of government grant opportunities.

Community Grants Hub - provides access for people and organisations interested in applying for grants from the Australian Government and client agencies. 

Other resources for community 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.

Funding Centre - tips for writing a grant application.

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