The Sunshine Coast community can start the New Year on a positive note by applying for a range of grants and funding programs.
Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Grants Program, Landholder Environment Grants, TravelSmart Grants, as well as Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants are now open.
Detailed information on all grants and funding programs is available on council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants and grants officers are available on 07 5475 7272 to assist with the development of ideas and submissions.
Community Grants Program
Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for up to $50,000 to fund one-off projects that benefit Sunshine Coast communities.
Community events, facility upgrades, equipment purchases, oral histories, sun-safety measures, festive season activities and conservation works are just some of the projects funded previously through this program. Applications close Thursday 1 March 2012.
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
The RADF funding program is a partnership between council and Arts Queensland that supports the professional development and employment of artists and arts practitioners and the development of quality art and arts practice.
Visual arts, theatre, music, dance and multimedia are examples of projects funded previously through this program. Applications close Thursday 1 March 2012.
TravelSmart Grants Program
Council seeks to fund projects that encourage people out of their cars and onto bikes, public transport, carpooling or walking. Projects should aim to change the way people travel and encourage sustainable transport to get from A to B instead of always choosing the car.
Community groups, workplaces, individuals, schools, universities and government and non-government organisations are all eligible to apply. Applications close Thursday 1 March 2012.
Landholder Environment Grants
Private landholders can apply for a Landholder Environment Grant to help with conservation projects on their properties. Priority is given to projects with high ecological values.
The grants can help with projects like revegetation, environmental weed control or fencing of waterways. Expressions of Interest close Friday 24 February 2012.