Other funding opportunities
  • Last updated:
  • 16 Sep 2022

Many organisations offer grants, including government departments, corporations, foundations and trusts.


AURA Community Grants

Community groups and organisations can apply for funding for projects that support local activities and services with outcomes focused in Caloundra North, Caloundra South or Glasshouse Country areas.

Note: Closing date - 5 October 2022

The Sunshine Coast Funding Finder is a council supported (FREE) search engine for local, state, federal and private grants. Users can log in to search for community or business grants, and can register to receive alerts about funding programs relevant to them as they become available. This gives you an opportunity to be well prepared for funding applications.

Other resources for finding grants include:

If your organisation provides grants or funding and would like to list it on this site, please contact grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

To receive information about upcoming grants and funding opportunities, subscribe to our Grants and Funding eNews.

A broader fundraising plan

Great projects need solid fundraising plans, with diversified income sources to get off the ground. Find income streams that best align with your project, or parts of your project. Income sources can include:

  • grants
  • donations
  • crowdfunding
  • membership
  • special events
  • sales
  • sponsorship.

The Institute of Company Directors Australia has a useful resource on establishing a fundraising strategy.

Funding is available from various sources to assist not-for-profit organisations impacted by the February-March 2022 flooding event.
  • Recovery after disaster - Queensland not-for-profit organisations impacted during disaster events may be eligible for Commonwealth/State Government concessional loans, subsidies or grants to help them recover. The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy administer these grants via Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.
  • Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding - available to assist directly impacted small businesses, primary producers and non-profits with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected non-profit organisations following South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, repair or replace damaged infrastructure or goods and other costs associated with the recovery process. Check eligibility before applying.
  • Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program - Level 1 funding is now available under the State Governments Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program. This is the immediate clean up category with funding up to $5,000 to assist clubs.
  • Queensland Cricket Grassroosts Flood Fund Support - $100,000 of funding to support flood affected cricketing Clubs who have suffered damage to buildings, facilities, plant and equipment.
  • CommBank Flood Grants Program - Grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profit and community organisations directly impacted by the floods or directly supporting relief, recovery and resilience efforts.
  • Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant - Funding of up to $20,000 is available and aims to assist not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations with the clean up, repair or replacement of equipment or facilities directly damaged by the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding (22 February - 7 March 2022) event and to re-establish activities.