Grant funding boost for Division 2 community
  • Wednesday 01 July 2020
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Sunshine Coast Council has allocated more than $147,000 to community clubs and associations for projects happening in or around Division 2 as part of its Major Community Grants program.

Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said that being able to support local projects run by local groups and volunteers is what makes our Sunshine Coast community spirit so special.

“From a defibrillator for the Caloundra Malibu Club to helping the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard out with critical equipment such as marine radios these grants are sure to make the world of difference to our local community based organisations,” Cr Landsberg said.

“We also have such a creative community, and supporting our local woodworkers, artists, a great youth street art project and the Surf Film Festival through grant funding is just another way to show pride in our place and people.

“Organisations that run events and projects for our residents are the lifeblood of our community and they are what makes us thrive. They contribute to our healthy, smart, creative vision for the region.

“I’m looking forward to the return of the Currimundi Twilight Markets and the 2020 Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival after the longest ever absence of community events.”

Applications for council’s next round of Major Community Grants will open on Monday 13 July.

Visit council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants for more information.  

BREAKOUT - Division 2 highlights for the 2020 Major Grant allocations include:

  • $30,000 to Caloundra Sharks Junior Rugby League Club for an upgrade to Field 3
  • $15,000 to Creative Arts Alliance to establish a First Nations Creative Residency
  • $15,000 to Gateway Care Ltd, Gateway Logistics to upgrade their truck
  • $8,000 to Caloundra Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc for the Currimundi Twilight Markets 2020*
  • $7,500 to Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance Inc to deliver the Sub Tropic Winter & Spring Program*
  • $7,500 to Sunshine Coast Film Festivals Ltd to run the 2020 Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival*
  • $6,764 to Friends of the Caloundra Lighthouses Inc for the installation of security cameras at the Caloundra Lighthouses
  • $6,259 to Caloundra Woodworking Club Inc to purchase a Wood Lathe for individuals with a disability
  • $5,472 to Caloundra Community Centre Inc for ‘Make Art, Not War’ Youth Street Art Project
  • $4,500 to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Assoc Inc QF4 Caloundra to replace six marine radios
  • $4,000 to Act for Kids for Sunshine Coast Family Fun Day*
  • $3,311 to Caloundra Malibu Club Inc to purchase a defibrillator
  • $3,000 to Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Incorporated to review the club Constitution.

 *As easing of restrictions continues to unfold, events are still subject to government restrictions.