Buderim Foundation opens second round grant applications for 2013

The Buderim Foundation is pleased to announce that for the sixth year running, the total funding for its Community Grants Program has reached a record amount and applications are now open for second round applications.

Chair of The Buderim Foundation, Professor Paul Clark said thanks to the generous support of Buderim residents and sound investments, the Foundation would be awarding over $13,000 in the second round of the 2013 grant program.

“The grants go to worthy non-profit organisations and community groups from a range of sectors including sport, arts, environment, history, health and education that will benefit Buderim residents,” Prof. Clark said.

“We are excited to hear about all the meaningful community initiatives taking place and being planned so we can put our funding to good use,” Prof Clark said.

In the first round of grants for 2013 the Buderim Foundation awarded over $16,000, at its annual Good News Night in September.

Five new organisations received grants this year including the Buderim Scout Group who received a record amount of more than $6,000.

Prof. Clark said it is very exciting for the Buderim Foundation to be able to offer a second round of grants in 2013.

“We encourage all non-profit and community organisations to apply, there is plenty of flexibility when issuing the grants to ensure we account for a variety of community needs”.

“In fact, many grants go towards helping new and established organisations with funding to kick start projects on the horizon,” Prof. Clark said.

Since launching the Community Grants Program in 2008 more than $100,000 has been distributed to local community organisations. Grants have been awarded to all manner of projects and initiatives ranging from building a new kitchen for Buderim Scout Group, a new marquee for Team Adem to raise community awareness of the importance of blood donations and St Marks Anglican Church for a Buderim indigenous history project.

Application forms and grant guidelines can be downloaded from the Buderim Foundation website. Submissions close on 6 December.

To help potential applicants with the grants process, a series of information sessions will be held at the Old Post Office, 4 Burnett Street, Buderim each Thursday from 10am to 12noon. To make an appointment, please contact John Kleinschmidt on 0407 417 083.

The Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organisation, which aims to generate income from donations and bequests from community members and provide grants for community projects now and into the future.

For more information on the Buderim Foundation or the 2013 grants program, please visit, www.buderimfoundation.org.au.

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