Major Grants
  • Last updated:
  • 23 Jan 2023
Book your spot in one of council's free grant writing sessions now.

Can your not-for-profit group make our community more active, vibrant, inclusive, resilient and creative?

Major Grants support not-for-profit organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities with broad community benefit.

The Community Grants Program, including Major Grants, was reviewed in 2021. A variety of updates, to reduce the program’s complexity have been implemented. Always check the Guidelines for eligibility and priorities before applying. 

Please note: if applying for community event funding, please apply under the category best aligned with your event’s purpose.  If applying for a Christmas, New Year (December 31-January 1), Australia Day, ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day event please see council’s new Festive and Commemorative Events Grants.

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria

When funding is available

  • The next major grant will open on 1 February 2023 and close on 13 March 2023.

When I will know if I have been successful

  • 6-8 weeks from closing date.

What funding is available

  • Up to $15,000 to fund one-off projects, events and activities (all categories)
  • Up to $30,000 to fund infrastructure projects (in the Community Facilities category)

Co-funding

The table below outlines co-funding requirements:

 Amount requested from council
 Minimum co-funding requirement
Up to $7,500
No requirement
$7,501 - $15,000
50% of total project costs from other sources
$15,001 to $30,000 75% of total project costs from other sources

Eg. To be eligible for $30,000, the total cost of the project would be at least $120,000.
NB up to 20% of the co-funding requirement can be volunteer hours, valued at no more than $43.30p/h.

How to apply

  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • Applications must be submitted before starting the project.
  • Applications are currently closed.

What else to consider when applying for funding

Contacts

For any queries please contact the Community Connections Team on (07) 5420 8616 or grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Variations to already funded projects

If you require a project variation or an extension of your project dates contact the Grants Team via grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au with the details of your issue.