Other funding opportunities

Many organisations offer grants, aside from council, including government departments, corporations, foundations and trusts.


The Sunshine Coast Funding Finder is a council supported (FREE) search engine for local, state, federal and private grants. Users can log in to search for community or business grants and can register to receive alerts about funding programs relevant to them as they become available. This gives you an opportunity to be well prepared for funding applications.

Other resources for finding grants include:

If your organisation provides grants or funding and would like to list it on this site, please contact [email protected].

To receive information about upcoming grants and funding opportunities, subscribe to our Grants and Funding eNews.

A broader fundraising plan

Great projects need solid fundraising plans, with diversified income sources to get off the ground. Find income streams that best align with your project, or parts of your project. Income sources can include:

  • grants
  • donations
  • crowdfunding
  • membership
  • special events
  • sales
  • sponsorship.

The Institute of Company Directors Australia has a useful resource on establishing a fundraising strategy.