Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s Emergency Grants

Sunshine Coast Emergency Grants are for not-for-profit community organisations to apply for up to $3,000 to fund projects that have arisen as a consequence of failure, damage or loss of essential equipment or infrastructure due to unforeseen circumstances. The failure must be deemed to be an emergency and significantly impact on the organisations ability to continue to operate. Projects that are covered by insurance are not eligible.

During a declared Disaster Situation, such as COVID-19, Emergency Grants may assist where not-for-profit organisations:

– Have costs that are having a significant impact on the organisation’s ability to continue to operate.
– Have costs that are meeting the significant community need created by the disaster.
– Are experiencing financial hardship, in which case, operational expenditure will be eligible.

When is funding available?

Applications can be submitted all year round

What funding is available?

Up to $3,000

When will I know if I have been successful?

2 weeks after application submitted

Eligibility Criteria

Not-for-profit community organisations that meet all of the following:

– Operate within the Sunshine Coast local government area or can demonstrate the project or program will benefit residents of the Sunshine Coast local government area.
– Have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices.
– Are able to demonstrate viability.
– Have no debt to council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with council, which are being met.
– Have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants.

If a community organisation is not a legal not-for-profit entity or recognised by the Australian Taxation Office as a not-for-profit type, the application must be auspiced and administered by such a group.

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