Small grants open for not-for-profits

Sunshine Coast Council is undertaking measures to reduce the complexity of applying for grants.

Minor grant applications are now open for not-for-profit groups looking to make their communities “active, vibrant, inclusive, resilient and creative”.

Sunshine Coast Council’s minor grants programs supports not-for-profit organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities with broad community benefit. 

The Community Grants Program, including Minor Grants, was reviewed in 2021. A variety of updates, to reduce the program’s complexity, are scheduled to occur throughout 2022.

Stage one of these updates included the development of new, easier-to-read Guidelines and updated application forms. 

The council is asking for groups to 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 can be found here:

Funding for grants up to $2000 is open now and closes on May 3.