Funding for community projects up for grabs

Community groups are now being invited to apply for a Sunshine Coast Council Major Grant and just like the Clayden Potters who applied last year, Council Grants provide huge benefits for their community.

Grants up to $15,000 are now open for projects, events and activities that meet community need and provide community benefit. Grants up to $30,000 are also available for infrastructure projects.  

Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said Major Grants strengthened the valuable contribution community groups made to the region.

“We want to bolster the incredible work our community groups, teams and the region’s volunteers do,” said Cr Law.

“We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these community organisations, as working together helps us achieve our shared vision of Australia’s most sustainable region.

“I encourage community groups to attend a free grant writing workshop or Webinar.

“If you want to learn our top 10 tips for grant writing success and meet council’s Grants Team, I highly recommend visiting council’s website to book your spot in an online webinar or an in-person workshop being held during the last week of July or the first week of August.”

Major Grants support eligible local community groups with funding up to $15,000 for projects (and up to $30,000 for infrastructure projects) in one of seven categories:

*Community Development

*Community events

*Community Facilities

*Cultural Development

*Cultural Heritage

*Economic Development, and

*Sports, Recreation and Healthy Living.

Applications for Environment Levy Grants are also open, with up to $5000 available for not-for-profit community-based organisations to fund projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s biodiversity and waterways.

The new financial year’s first round of Major Grants will close on August 30, 2021.

To learn more about council’s grant programs and funding opportunities, visit

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