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 activityLocationFunding amount
International activityOverseas - beyond Australasia/Oceania$500
International activityOverseas - within Australasia/Oceania$450
International activityWithin Australia, excluding Queensland$400
International activityWithin Queensland$350
National activityInterstate - beyond NSW and ACT$300
National activityInterstate - NSW and ACT$250
National activityWithin Qld - beyond South East Qld$250
National activityWithin 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

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).