Not-for-profit community groups needing funding for a project, event or activity can apply for a grant of up to $2000 through the Sunshine Coast Council’s Minor Community Grants Program.
Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Minor Grants program provides support to community groups for one-off projects, events and activities that benefit the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area.
The minor grants program opened April 1 and closes midnight on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Council’s Minor Community Grants are bringing people together
Recent council grant recipient, the Nambour Community Centre, is bringing women from diverse backgrounds together for a Speaking with Impactcourse, to empower them with confidence and practical network building skills.
In a time when the world feels divided, Sunshine Coast Council’s community grants continue to bring the community together.
The Nambour Community Centre received $2000 to run a four-week Speaking for Impact course for women from diverse backgrounds, facilitated by expert communicator Robyn Pulman.
Nambour Community Centre migrant settlement worker Linda Dennis said the funding provided a unique training opportunity not always available to migrant women.
“Course participants will learn practical skills which are associated with opportunities to obtain work, volunteering opportunities, access training and gain information about services,” she said.
“The women who attend will expand their social and economic opportunities by building their language and networking skills, confidence and self-esteem.
“The Speaking with Impact training will help them make new connections and the Sunshine Coast can benefit from the wealth of ideas, experiences and skills that these community members possess.”
“Funding this project embraces the Sunshine Coast’s multicultural community, promotes access and inclusion, and fosters health and wellbeing,” Cr McKay said.
“Council’s minor grants program offers a great way for all sorts of community groups to obtain funding to help with their smaller, but important projects.
“It’s all part of our commitment to be a healthy, smart and creative region.
“If you’re considering a grant for your community group, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give our grants officers a call.”
For more information, to discuss your project or for assistance with an application, contact a council grants officer on 5420 8616, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants for more details including eligibility criteria and application forms.