All funding program guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Community Grants Policy.
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Many organisations offer grants including government departments, corporations, foundations and trusts. To access the free Sunshine Coast Funding Finder, check out our other funding opportunities page.
Project funding for not-for-profit community groups up to $15,000, and up to $30,000 for infrastructure projects
Project funding for not-for-profit community groups up to $2,000
Festive and Commemorative Events Grants
Funding for community-led Christmas, New Years, Australia Day, Anzac Day and Remembrance Day community events
Funding to assist with an emergency, a significant impact caused by unforeseen cirumstances. Also applies to declared disaster situations, including COVID-19
Environment Levy Funding
Funding provided for not-for-profit community based organisations and private rural landholders under the Environment Levy
Heritage Levy Funding
Funding provided to not-for-profit community museums and heritage groups under the Heritage Levy
Regional Arts Development Fund
Find out how to apply for funding under the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
Individual Development Grants
Funding to support residents performing, competing or presenting at national or international competitions, conferences or events
Councillor Discretionary Funding
This program allows funds to be allocated at the Councillor’s discretion to not-for-profit organisation for community purposes
Community Partnership Funding
Operational funding for incorporated not-for-profit groups that provide key facilities or services to local communities
Sports Field Maintenance Funding
Funding towards the cost of maintaining sports fields in the region
Recreation Trails Partnership Program
Funding for community organisations who contribute to the development, maintenance, and activation of publicly accessible trails and associated nature based recreation infrastructure