Other funding opportunities

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


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 [email protected].

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.

  • 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.
Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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