Councillor Discretionary Funding
  • Last updated:
  • 22 Sep 2021

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 2021/22 financial year is $252,323, which equates to $22,938 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 can be submitted all year round but will be closed for a few weeks in June/July to allow for end of year financial processing and preparation for the new financial year.
  • Applications for the 2021/22 financial year close at midnight 3 June 2022.

What funding is available

How to apply

What else should I 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 2021/22

Below are the Notices of Allocation for 2020/21