Councillor Discretionary Funding

This program allows funds to be allocated at the Councillor’s discretion to not-for-profit organisation 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 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

What funding is available

How to apply

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 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Allocation Notices

Below are the Notices of Allocation for 2022/23

Below are the Notices of Allocation for 2021/22

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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