Grants Program Summary
    • Last updated:
    • 06 Dec 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 1 April 2019
    7 May 2019
    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 4 February 2019 
    (inc Minor Events category)
    18 March 2019
    (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 4 February 2019 18 March 2019
    Environment Levy Landholder Grants
    Private rural landholders can apply for funding for projects that protect and enhance the environment. Up to $15,000 14 January 2019 25 February 2019
    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 8 April 2019 27 May 2019
    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 Open year round
    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 for not-for-profit organisations that provide facilities or services which support the delivery of council's corporate priorities and demonstrate broad community benefit.  Funding varies May 2019 June 2019