Community Help

Using Sunshine Coast Funding Finder

Funding Finder is an easy to use portal providing free access to a comprehensive database of grant and funding opportunities including federal, state and local funders like RSLs, building societies and banks. It also highlights funding available from private and philanthropic organisations.

Registering on Funding Finder means your organisation will receive alerts about specific grants rounds, tailored to your needs.  You can keep abreast of new or regular funding opportunities even when committees change and volunteers move on. You’ll be able to use Funding Finder to plan ahead and find funding programs that are a good fit for your projects, programs and events. Time available to search for funding is often in short supply and this tool now gives you easy and direct access to funder’s grants web pages.

Help and Resources

Council offers a range of grants support on its website. Here you’ll find tips on developing organisational planning documents, preparing project plans and project budgets, grants writing tips and other important things to consider when applying for grants.

Council offer a free demographics tool, called Community Profile, to help groups establish the need for projects and provide data to support applications.

Free grants information sessions are held twice a year. Register to attend or view a previous presentation.

Funding Outcomes

Find out more about projects, programs and events supported by Council, view grants case studies and hear recipient’s own grant success stories.

Council’s Community Grants Program

Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants funding from Council for projects which meet a community need and provide benefit to the broader Sunshine Coast community.

Grants Programs & Key Funding Dates

Sunshine Coast Council’s website shows how Council supports community in many other ways.