Councillor Discretionary Funding
  • Last updated:
  • 06 Feb 2023

This program allows funds to be allocated at the councillor's discretion to not-for-profit community organisations for community purposes. The prescribed amount for Councillor Discretionary Funds for the 2022/23 financial year is $257,334, which equates to $23,394 for each Councillor. This amount has been budgeted for Councillors to allocate for community purposes through the Councillor Discretionary Funding Program.

Applications to the Councillor Discretionary Funding Program are:

  • subject to available funding

  • submitted to the councillor/s for the area where the project will have the most benefit

  • submitted to the Mayor if the project has broader benefits across the Sunshine Coast

Information on eligibility, priorities and assessment criteria

When is funding available

  • Applications are open all year, but close for a few weeks at the end of each financial year for end of year processing.

What funding is available

How to apply

What else to consider when applying for funding


For any queries please contact the Community Connections and Partnerships Team on (07) 5420 8616 or

Allocation Notices

Below are the Notices of Allocation for 2022/23

Below are the Notices of Allocation for 2021/22