State funding for Sunshine Coast Community Groups

Australian Money
Australian MoneyOver $300,00 in grants have been allocated to community groups across the state electorates of Maroochydore and Glasshouse.
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars in grants to local community groups has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson.
Ms Simpson said the allocation of $228,351 for 11 local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds would strengthen the volunteer work.
Millions of dollars have been provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund.
Ms Simpson said organisations within the Maroochydore electorate to receive funding in this round were:
Organisation Purpose Amount
Coolum Beach Creche & Kindergarten Association To renovate bathroom areas $31,818.18
Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc To purchase patrol vehicle $19,090.91
Mudjimba Beach Boardriders Club Inc To purchase computers $2,824.00
Friends of Maroochydore Library Inc Equipment for children’s programs $31,600.00
The Wildlife Preservation Society Equipment for fauna watch program $4,995.00
Association of Vietnam Veterans To install a solar power system $32,000
Smartpups Assistance Dogs for Special Needs Children Inc To purchase van with fit-out $40,704.00
Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service To overhaul rescue hoist $31,818.18
North Shore Community Centre Inc Chairs and catering trolley $7,960.30
Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc Training Equipment and Storage $8,140.90
Sunshine Coast Rowing Club To purchase rowing equipment $17,400.00
“These not-for-profit organisations are worthy recipients who make a valuable contribution to the Sunshine Coast community,” Ms Simpson said.
“These grants will help them continue to their valuable work.”
Similarly, Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has welcomed the allocation of $104 749.37 for four local community groups.
Mr Powell said organisations within the Glass House electorate to receive funding in this round were:
  • Delaney’s Creek Rural Fire Brigade for the amount of $18 025.09 to install a solar power system
  • Woodford Agricultural and Pastoraland Industrial Association Inc. for the total amount of $56 730 to install a solar power system and lighting
  • Elimbah Junior Australian Football Club Inc. for the amount of $9732.28 to purchase new equipment and assist with operating costs
  • Glass House Mountains State School for the amount of $20 262 to install air conditioning
“These recipients illustrate the variety of valuable not-for-profit organisations that contribute to the wider community,” Mr Powell said.
“It is fantastic to be able to support them financially.
“Our local area and residents benefit greatly from these organisations and I am pleased that through these grants they can continue to do their valuable work.”
These grants are designed for approved not-for-profit organisations and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations.
Ms Simpson and Mr Powell said the Queensland Government recognised and supported the valuable work being done by community organisations and the vital contribution they make to the State.
For more information, or to see a full-list of recipients, please visit and click on ‘grants’.