Grants Program Summary
    • Last updated:
    • 04 Jul 2018

    This is a summary of council’s current funding opportunities.

    Grant programs have guidelines specific to each program, and have conditions and co-funding requirements.

    Please check each particular grant program for further details. 

     Grants Program Description Funding Amount Opening Date Closing Date

    Community Grants

    Minor Grants

    One-off projects, events and activities by not-for-profit organisations that benefit the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area.  Up to $2,000 24 September 2018
    5 November 2018
    Major Grants
    One-off projects, events and activities by not-for-profit organisations that benefit the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area.
    Over $2,000 and up to $30,000 23 July 2018
    (inc Minor Events category)
    3 September 2018
    (inc Minor Events category)
    Emergency Grants
    One-off projects by not-for-profit organisations which arise as a consequence of failure, damage or loss of essential equipment due to unforeseen circumstances.  Up to $2,000 Open year round  
    Individual Development Grants
    Support for residents who are performing, competing or presenting at national or international competitions, conferences and events. 

    Individual - up to $500

    Group/Team - up to $2,000

    Open year round  
    Environment Levy Grants
    Environment Levy Grants
    Projects by not-for-profit organisations that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region's biodiversity and waterways.  Up to $5,000 23 July 2018 3 September 2018
    Environment Levy Landholder Grants
    Private rural landholders can apply for funding for projects that protect and enhance the environment. Up to $15,000 January 2019 TBA
    Environment Levy Partnerships

    Multi-year funding towards operational expenses to not-for-profit community organisations whose operations or services contribute to the protection of the Sunshine Coast environment.

    Funding varies 16 April 2018 18 June 2018
    Arts Funding
    Regional Arts Development Fund Grants
    A partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.  Funding varies depending on RADF categories Always open 1 June 2018
    Councillor Discretionary Funding
    Mayoral and Councillor Discretionary Funding
    Funding which allows Councillors to allocate funds to community groups at their discretion.  Check available funds here Open year round  

    Divisional Discretionary Festive Funding Program

    Funding to assist community groups to take on the task of festive lighting and decorating businesses.  Check available funds here Open year round  
    Operational Funding
    Community Partnership Funding Program
    Multi-year funding towards operational expenses fornot-for-profit organisations that provide facilities or services which support the delivery of council's corporate priorities and demonstrate broad community benefit.  Funding varies 16 April 2018 EOI 14 May 2018
    Applications 4 June 2018
    Sports Field Maintenance Funding
    Multi-year funding for not-for-profit organisations as a contribution towards the cost of the maintenance of sports fields.  Funding varies 14 May 2018 28 May 2018