Other Funding Sources and Assistance
  • Last updated:
  • 01 Jun 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 

Telstra Kids Fund - loves to connect kids to local activities supporting digital making and citizenship, the arts and culture, education, the environment, or sport or recreation. Applications for funding or digital kits open 21 May 2018.  

Australian Government National Shed Development Programme - allows Men's Sheds and organisations supporting a Men's Shed within their community to apply for funds to better respond to local needs. The three funding categories are: Health and Wellbeing Events, Shed Improvements and Equipment. Applications close 8 June 2018.

Other funding sources


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 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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