Buderim Foundation distributes a record $65,000 to its 2016 grant recipients

A dozen community organisations were awarded a record total of $65,000 when Buderim Foundation presented its 2016 grants.

The grants were presented at the Foundation’s annual Good News event which this year took place in Buderim’s Memorial Hall on Sunday September 18.

Now into its 13th year of operations and its ninth year of awarding grants, the Buderim Foundation is an undoubted success story of growth and achievement for the community it strives to serve.

Funds raised by the Foundation are carefully invested, and then the interest earned is distributed to community organisations serving the 4556 postcode area each year.

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This year 12 different organisations are benefiting after applying for funding for specific projects.

Buderim Foundation’s newly elected Chair Heinz Seeberg said the $65,311 awarded on Sunday afternoon brought the total funding provided to the community since commencement of its grants program to more than $340,000. During this time 67 separate grants have been awarded, ensuring broad support to different organisations right across the community.

Mr Seeberg said that each year more people become aware of the Foundation and generously donate money, and as a result there are more funds to inject back into the Buderim community.

“The Foundation’s grants program offers the opportunity for those who develop worthwhile community initiatives benefiting Buderim and its residents to receive funding for their fine work.

“The more money raised, the more funds there are to distribute, and I am happy to say that every year this amount grows,” Mr Seeberg said.

The Buderim Foundation is delighted to announce the 2016 Community Grant recipients. They are:

  •   Hear and Say – School Hearing Screening Program $5,500
  •   Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) Limited – Younger Onset Dementia Social Support Group $6,320
  •   Barbarians University Rugby Club – Jerseys for Barbarians Project $5,000
  •   Buderim Community Kindergarten and Preschool Association Inc. – Wintergarden automated watering system $4,000
  •   SunnyKids Inc. – SunnyKids Mentoring Through Sport Program $4,800
  •   Youth Insearch Foundation (Aust) Inc. – Project Hands Up Intervention Program $10,000
  •   Eric Joseph Foote Sanctuary – Construction of a sign posted lynch gate $950
  •   Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS Ltd) – Beyond Expectations Driving Experience Program $8,898
  •   Buderim Rebels Hockey Club Inc. – Hookin2Hockey Junior Equipment $2,993
  •   The Carers Foundation Holdings Ltd – Family Carers Rejuvenation Project $9,790
  •   Buderim Male Choir – Purchase of new music $1,200
  •   Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) – Floor repairs in Buderim War Memorial Hall $5,860

The goal of the Buderim Foundation is to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents, past and future. The Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organisation that generates income from donations and bequests from local community residents which it distributes by way of annual grants for community projects.

The grants are offered to not-for-profit organisations providing services or undertaking projects that will benefit the Buderim community.

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