Community granted a $1 million funding boost

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Festive joy has arrived early, with community groups and individual landholders across the region celebrating a $1 million funding boost for 200 projects, thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s grants programs.
Council today approved major community grants funding of $665,888 for 78 one-off community projects, 107 landholder environment grants for $276,448, and Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) grants of $66,519 for 15 applicants.
The Community Grants Program provides assistance for projects that benefit communities across the region. Applicants can apply for project funding over $2,000 and up to $50,000. Funding in this round included upgrades at childcare centres and community halls, as well as heritage projects, purchase of sports equipment and improvements to community gardens and arts facilities.
Funded by the Sunshine Coast Environment Levy, the Landholder Environment Grants provides financial assistance for private landholders to undertake projects that protect and enhance the natural assets and biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast. These projects include revegetation, waterways protection and weed eradication.
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.
Community policy and programs portfolio holder, Councillor Jenny McKay, said council’s grants programs are a strategic investment tool, assisting our community to meet and respond to council’s priorities and vision.
“Council’s grants programs help to stimulate and support diverse and dynamic projects as they encourage engagement and participation in the community and help develop more resilient communities,” Cr McKay said.
“Community groups and volunteers are the backbone of our communities.
“Through council’s grants programs, council encourages and assists community groups and individuals to continue to realise fabulous projects for the benefit of their communities.
The next round of council’s Community Major Grants Program and RADF, will open in January and close on 1 March 2012. The next call for expressions of interest for the Landholder Environment Grant will open early in February 2012.
Further details are available on council’s website at or from customer contact centres on 5475 7272.

2011/12 funding recipients
Community Grants Program—Major Grants
Community Development $
Dying with Dignity 3,243
Noosa Shire Arts and Crafts Association 3,000
Uniting Church in Australia, Tewantin 10,909
Nambour Community Preschool and Kindy Association Inc 3,591
Peregian Beach Kindergarten and Preschool Association Inc 3,545
Sunshine Coast Arts Group Inc 3,500
C&K Mooloolaba 2,943
Community Solutions 4,545
Ithica—Caloundra City Life Saving Club Inc 7,275
Maleny Tennis Club Inc 7,500
North Coast Squash and Social Club Inc 5,334
Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District Community Hall Inc 45,455
Cooroy Community Gardens 5,000
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard QF4 Caloundra 13,499
Memorial Park Community Preschooling Centre Association Inc 5,794
The Compass Institute Inc 6,732
Tewantin Community Kindergarten and Preschool Inc 4,385
Burnside High School P&C Association 4,545
Lions Club of Buderim Inc 2,750
Buddina Community Garden Inc 5,000
Maroochy Community Permaculture Group Inc (Yandina Community Gardens) 7,500
Verrierdale Community Group Inc 7,500
Lily House – Mothers Day Pram Push 5,455
The Range Community Kindergarten 6,818
Caloundra Woodworking Club 7,500
Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc 6,796
C&K Maleny Community Kindergarten 6,818
Cultural Development  
Cooran Memorial School of Arts 7,500
The Noosa Longweekend Inc 3,636
Maec Holdings Pty Ltd T/As Shake It Up Music 13,098
Sunshine Coast Sister Cities Association 6,500
LMOX ]Trading as Analogue Digital Creative Conference 6,818
Crystal Waters Community Co]operative Ltd 3,000
Bris Vegas Productions 7,909
Original Eumundi Markets Ltd 6,727
Kindread Music 3,050
Arts Connect Inc. 7,500
J & C Publishing Pty Ltd 10,000
Sunshine Hinterland Writers’ Centre Inc 5,000
Sharna Taylor (operating as Book a Band Direct) 6,818
North Shore Multi]Sports Association Inc 5,737
Indidj by design trading as Weavery 7,500
Let Me Sea Artwork & Photography 5,000
Voices on the Coast Coordinating Committee Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland Branch T/A Immanuel Lutheran College 9,091
Economic Development  
Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc 7,500
The Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc 7,500
Noosa District Rugby Union Clun Inc 6,818
Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Inc 13,636
Sunshine Coast Environment Council 5,373
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide Ltd 6,009
Peregian Beach Community Association Inc 7,375
Noosa Integrated Catchment Association Inc 5,455
Heritage and History  
Maleny Show Society 6,364
Anglican Sailing Adventures in Life Skills (SAILS) 6,818
Sport and Recreation  
Nambour Bowls Club Inc 6,818
Maroochydore Football Club 45,455
St Joseph’s Primary School, Nambour 4,495
Suncoast]Hinterland Softball Association Incorporated 2,750
Suncoast Calisthenics Club Inc 6,480
Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Inc 6,818
Caloundra Australian Rules Football Club INC 4,127
Caloundra Stingrays Softball Club 2,200
Noosa Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc. 14,750
Maroochydore Junior Rugby League Club Inc 44,163
Coolum Beach Junior Australian Football Club Inc. 30,000
Sunshine Coast Water Polo Club Inc 7,034
Woombye Soccer Club Inc 21,064
Sunshine Coast Dragon Boat Club inc. 7,500
North Shore Junior Australian Football Club Inc 7,490
Conondale Tennis Club Inc 6,136
Woombye Primary P & C Association 6,818
Sunshine Coast Hockey Association 33,230
Maleny Netball Association Inc 2,849
Sunshine Coast/Gympie Rugby Football League Ltd 3,563
Nambour Croquet Club Inc 3,031
Glasshouse Districts Cricket Club Inc. 5,620
Tewantin Noosa Pony Club Inc 7,500
Maleny Little Athletics Centre Inc 1,334
Total Funding Allocation $665,888
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
Papermaking group from Noosa Arts and Crafts Assoc Inc 800
Embroiderers Guild of Qld, Noosa Branch 2,145
Nicole Payten Betts 5,674
TFB Australia Pty Ltd T/A The Floating Bridges 5,000
Maleny Arts Council Inc 3,000
Tracy Naughton 2,000
Kevin Smith 5,000
Noosa Arts Theatre Inc 3,600
2Muse Productions Incorporated 7,300
Nicole Voevodin-Cash 3,000
United Synergies Ltd 6,800
Level 6 – Indigenous Dance Crew 4,000
Fiona Mohr 7,500
Kendra Naderi 6,810
Sunshine Hinterland Writers Centre Inc 3,890
Total Funding Allocation $66,519
Landholder Environment Grants
Landholder Environment Grants
Paul & Kate McKibbin 3,000
Geoff & Marie Farr 2,700
Elizabeth Verreyt 500
Noel and Roslyn Blackband 3,025
Jane Kennedy Lyola Pavilions 2,727
Jason Pennell 3,000
Kieren Miller 751
David McDonald 2,000
Laurens P.H. de Boer 495
Robin Yates Family Trust t/a FTC Farming 4,420
Peter John Williams 6,818
Body Corporate for Eumarella Shores CTS 36012 2,415
Neil & Maria Page 3,421
Jill Ewing 2,101
Mark Hanson 7,000
R.J. Smith & N. A. Smith 2,727
Ingrid Pachmann & Elfrieda Lainer 2,000
Ian and Trish brown 1,000
Robert Houghton 2,000
Kim Oxley 2,000
Sean & Debra Waldron 3,000
Peter Evans 2,727
Mrs Beris Todd 2,000
Bongani Pty Ltd 2,462
Jennifer & Michael Tsilfidis 3,850
Rodney David Ritchie 4,500
Doreen Griffin 455
Nick Holliday 3,053
Scorpex Trust 4,364
Alana Shereston 2,000
N.A.T. & G.J. Macleod 1,818
Trevor and Olanne Manion 1,023
Michael Bintley 2,750
Desley and Paul Lanham 3,000
Bruce Stone 510
John Cutmore 2,000
Lil Kelman 2,400
Alan Castree 2,200
Dianne Joy Collier 2,500
Lyndy Bowden and John Keady 5,601
Peter McGeechan and Naomi Miller 2,000
Breona Pty Ltd 1,818
David Harrison and Sandra Hamel 1,799
Danielle McCormick & Mark Sanders 2,143
Graeme and Marlene QUICK 1,818
John & Lyla Hansen 2,000
Laura Barnett 2,038
Ron and Pat Turner 1,099
Stella and David Wiggins 2,080
Marta Hardeman 2,000
Carole Caley 1,995
Bryant & Co 2,695
Anthony D Fox and Janelle K Bridges 2,000
Mary Ann Law 2,442
Sylvia Hood 2,500
Matthew Baxter 970
Helen Mills 2,000
James Muller & Alieta Belle Grimes 2,764
Sunshine Coast Grammar School 672
Jeff Cornfoot 1,582
Roy and Lynette Hill 2,080
Sally Elizabeth Heron 2,373
Craig M. Hosmer & Daryl Reinke 2,000
Joanne Vickery and Nadine Jacobson 1,860
Joy Moran 2,860
Kidaman Investment Holdings Pty Ltd ATF The Mickelberg Family Trust 2,314
PT Dingle & HS Lauw 3,021
Tim Jones 2,655
Ken & Carolyn Barnett 3,355
Joan and John Dillon 1,338
James S. Barclay 1,910
Jill Morris 1,990
Bernard Corydon Bok 4,862
Neil Davey 1,936
Julia Macdonald]Buchanan 3,000
Janet Carew 2,205
Nathan Edwards & Maja Revenstorf 4,443
Fred and Matty Sormani 2,227
Raymond John & Pamela Elizabeth Miller 992
Terry Clancy 2,590
Leon Kane (Photon Trading Pty Ltd) 3,960
Dean Pearce 2,500
Jim & Stacey Gilpin 820
Tony Sams 25,818
Grahame Milton 1,818
Bralsace Pastoral Group 2,655
Diane & Dave Williams 1,177
Amanda Morrall 1,000
St John’s College 2,727
Andrea Norton 2,000
Mark Cody 2,000
Ian Reid 1,500
Rodney & Keryn Christensen 2,874
Peter Lavercombe 3,000
Chris and Debbie Munce 2,404
Wade Holmes 2,000
Leila Helen Meredith 2,255
Paul O’Callaghan 1,860
Nigel Gardiner 3,250
Elaine Ricketts 2,000
Gillian Leigh 1,925
Ranald and Glenda Millar 1,997
(Geoffrey) David Williamson 939
Wolfgang Stuth 3,724
Andrew Page 3,500
Nicholas Pearce 1,250
Total Funding Allocation $284,011