Grants give boost to community projects

Australian Money

Community groups across the region will receive funding for 82 projects after Sunshine Coast Council today endorsed $541,175 for Community Grants.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said council’s funding supports a diverse range of projects including youth activities, multicultural festivals, facility upgrades and community gardens.
“The Community Grants Program is about helping all those volunteers who contribute so much to the region,” Cr Jamieson said.
“Volunteers are the people who make our community so vibrant, without them a lot of great things on the Coast simply wouldn’t happen.
“These grants recognise that effort – and help them to get on with the job of helping to make the Coast a great place to live.”
The Grants Program provides funding for projects in seven categories – community development, cultural development, economic development, environment, festive season activities, heritage and history, and sport, recreation and healthy living.
The next major round of council’s Community Grants Program will open in July and close on 1 September 2012. Further details are available

2011/12 funding recipients
Community Grants Program—Major Grants

Community Development
Buderim Library Association $3,500
Beerburrum School of Arts Association Incorporated $6,035
Veggie Village Community Garden Peregian Beach $3,000
Federal Memorial Hall Inc $7,500
Kawana Scout Group
(Auspiced by The Scout Association of Australia Queensland Branch)
The Rotary Club of Maleny Inc. $5,000
Bli Bli Public Hall and Community Association Inc $10,000
Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club Inc $3,750
Caloundra Lapidary Club Inc $14,000
Woombye School of Arts Inc $5,000
Black Swans Big Day Out Steering Committee
(Auspiced by Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association – Sunshine Coast PCYC)
Sunshine Coast Children’s Therapy Centre Inc $9,900
Noosa Tewantin Playgroup
(Auspiced by Playgroup Association of Queensland Inc)
Hunchy Community Association inc. $3,747
Global Care Suncoast   (Trading as Suncoast Christian Care) $11,114
Mapleton Community Library Inc $3,500
Apex Queensland Youth Camps Limited $3,363
Playgroup Association of Queensland Inc $2,500
Queensland Youth Industry Links
(Auspiced by Police Citizens Youth Club)
Historymaker Australia Limited $5,000
St John Ambulance (Qld) – Caloundra Division
(Auspiced by St John Ambulance Australia (Qld)
Fusion Sunshine Coast $6,000
Eudlo Public Hall & Recreation Grounds Association Inc $3,000
Cultural Development
(Auspiced by Hinterland Business Centre Inc)
Carnival Events Pty. Ltd. $6,650
Arts Connect Inc. $5,000
Cooroora Woodworkers Club Inc. $7,328
Cartelux Pty Ltd. $10,000
Creative Events Incorporated $10,000
Australian Conservatorium of Music $1,500
FESTURI – a multicultural celebration Incorporated $7,500
Pomona Progress Art Tourism Inc $7,500
Kenilworth Artist Run Initiative KARI
(Auspiced by Kenilworth Artist Run Initiative)
Buderim Craft Cottage Association Inc $7,344
Suncoast Clayworker Association Inc $7,000

Economic Development
The Eumundi Chamber Of Commerce Inc $5,000
SC Fashion Festival $5,000
Sunshine Coast Rugby Union Limited $10,000
Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd $12,000
Noosa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc $15,000
The Trustee for The NFM Unit Trust $8,800
Coolum Business and Tourism $5,000
dtb! Advertising $10,000
Montville Chamber of Commerce $4,500
Maroochy Waterwatch Inc $7,500
Sunshine Beach Bushland Care Group

(Auspiced by Noosa Integrated Catchment Assoc. Inc.)
The Compass Institute Inc $3,899
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre at Eumundi $7,150
Heritage and History
Nambour & District Historical Museum Association Inc. $7,500
The Trustee for Eumundi Historical Foundation $3,278
Mimburi Upper Mary Aboriginal Association Inc. $11,900
Sport and Recreation
Sunshine Coast Hockey Association $7,500
Mooloolaba Yacht Club Ltd $2,600
Coolum Peregian Swimming Club $1,166
Caloundra City Boxing Association $1,699
Nambour Croquet Club Inc $5,118
Unity College Soccer Club Inc $5,391
Currimundi United Churches Soccer Association Inc $7,500
Tewantin Tennis Club Inc $4,268
North Shore Football Club Inc. $2,539
Palmwoods Western District Junior Rugby League $4,500
University of Sunshine Coast Athletics Club Inc $10,000
Caloundra City Junior Rugby Union Club $6,956
Caloundra Cricket Club $6,971
Conondale Swimming Pool Committee Inc. $7,500
Noosa Croquet Club Inc $7,500
Palmwoods Warriors Football Club Inc $9,000
United Synergies Ltd $5,000
Caloundra And Districts Rugby League Football Club Limited $12,275
Maroochydore Tennis Club Inc $4,998
Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club Inc $14,750
Noosa Soccer Club $7,500
Noosa Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc $6,818
Beerwah & District Junior Rugby League Inc $6,875
Kenilworth Swimming Pool Association Inc. $11,689
Cooroy Dolphins Swimming Club Inc. $15,000
Ballinger Park Tennis Club Inc $3,043
Noosa Youthrow Inc $3,500
Total Funding Allocation $541,175
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
Maec Holdings Pty.Ltd. T/As Shake It Up Music $4,490
Jally Productions Inc. $4,390
Hamish Sewell $6,000
Sunshine Coast Art Group Inc. $3,866
Shannon Carroll $3,500
Leah Barclay $8,790
Florence Teillet $7,600
Suncoast Clayworkers Ass Inc $1,200
Cartelux Pty Ltd. $8,500
Red Chair $6,130
Sunshine Coast Choral Society Inc $3,686
Ms Lucy Anne Willy $2,500
Buderim Male Choir Inc. $5,000
The Niche Art $4,000
Jasmin Coleman $3,900
Palmwoods Arts and Craft Group Inc $1,495
Peter Rowe $5,070
Rene Bahloo $5,000
Total Funding Allocation $85,117