Individual Development Grants
Funding to support residents performing, competing or presenting at national or international competitions, conferences or events.
This program supports individuals who are performing, competing or representing the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area at national or international competitions, conferences and events. Individuals must be selected by a recognised national body and provide a letter of selection. Funding will assist with expenses incurred while attending the activity.
Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria
Community Grants Guidelines (PDF, 289KB)
When funding is available
Applications can be submitted all year round and are assessed every two months.
What funding is available
While this program offers a maximum of $500 per individual, there is a sliding scale of funding amounts relating to the nature of the activity, its location, and (where relevant) the number of individuals from a team applying. (see table below)
Groups or teams attending the same event: The total amount of funding to members of a group or team attending the same event cannot exceed $2,000. Any team member who wishes to apply, must submit their own application. Team applications will not be accepted.
|Nature of the activity||Location||Funding amount|
|International activity||Overseas - beyond Australasia/Oceania||$500|
|International activity||Overseas - within Australasia/Oceania||$450|
|International activity||Within Australia, excluding Queensland||$400|
|International activity||Within Queensland||$350|
|National activity||Interstate - beyond NSW and ACT||$300|
|National activity||Interstate - NSW and ACT||$250|
|National activity||Within Qld - beyond South East Qld||$250|
|National activity||Within South East Qld (including Bundaberg)||$200|
When will I know if I have been successful
2 weeks from assessment date (applications are assessed every two months).
How to apply
- Applications must be submitted online.
- Applications must be submitted before participating in the activity.
- This program is currently open:
What else to consider when applying for funding
For any queries please contact the Grants Team on (07) 5420 8616 or [email protected].
Office hours are 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).