Grants of up to $10,000 available to local community organisations thanks to Buderim Foundation

Buderim Foundation will soon be opening their 2018 Grants Programs for applications, with up to $10,000 each available to community organisations serving the local 4556 community.

Applications open on Monday 11th June, and eligible applicants will need to apply online before Friday, July 20th. Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2018 annual community grants celebration on Saturday afternoon, September 15th at the Buderim Village Park.

The Buderim Foundations Grant application program attracted a lot of interest last year, and $64,000 in grants was awarded taking the total amount distributed over 10 years to $404,000. Just a few of the projects that were awarded grants last years included:

  • $5000 towards replacing the broken fencing so horses can’t escape, and everyone is kept safe at the Buderim Pony Club, located at Ballinger Park Sports Complex.
  • $4000 towards the Suncoast Clippers Basketball Club to construct an outside quarter basket court for young people who can’t afford to participate in formal competition.
  • $640 towards the associated costs of running a Christmas workshop and concert for 100 Buderim school students who play musical string instruments.

Foundation Grants Committee chair, Lisa Edward said this year the Foundation was aiming to exceed the grants awarded in 2017.

“We expect grant recipients this year will share a total grant pool of approximately $80,000.”

“We strongly believe that, more growth = more grants = more smiles! That’s why contributing is essential for us. By investing in organisations serving the Buderim and 4556 community, we strive to support, protect and encourage great purposes such as increasing learning opportunities across all age groups, protecting and preserving our natural environment and supporting youth in our community,” Ms Edward said.

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Buderim Foundation 2017 Community Grant recipients were awarded a total of more than $64,000 – photo by Ross Eason

Take the opportunity and apply by visiting Grant Application Guide on our website. We are encouraging organisations to visit our website to check the guidelines to see if they are eligible. http://www.buderimfoundation.org.au/grants/how-to-apply/.

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation whose harnessing the power of giving by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects.

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