Buderim Foundation to announce 2011 Grant winners

The Buderim Foundation is preparing to announce successful applicants of the 2011 Grants Program at their annual Good News Night on Friday, 16 September.

The annual event is an opportunity for everyone to join with the Foundation’s members, donors, directors, ambassadors and friends to share good news and to review the progress made throughout the year.

The Good News Night will be held at Buderim Memorial Hall at 5.00pm and is an ideal occasion for those not yet involved in the Foundation to learn more about the concept, the Foundation’s achievements over the past eight years since it was launched and about future plans to support the community.

Chair of the Buderim Foundation, Paul Clark said the grants program offered the opportunity for worthwhile community initiatives that benefit Buderim and its residents to receive funding.

“Every year as our grant total amount reaches record highs, more people become aware of the Foundation and our role within the community,” Paul said.

Last year the Foundation made available a record total of $17,500 for its grants program, just a small portion of the more than $100,000 that the Foundation is proud to have been able to distribute in the community.

Recipients of the 2010 grants were Fusion Community Care, 4 Paws Animal Rescue, Buderim Craft Cottage Assoc., Martins Creek Headwaters Action Group, Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers and Sunshine FM Radio Assoc. Inc.

“The Foundation started providing grants from 2008 and has since contributed to sixteen different local organisations,” Paul said.

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 which aims to generate income from donations and bequests from community members and provide grants for community projects.

“As a not-for-profit public company, the foundation relies on the generous contributions of local businesses and residents in order to continue providing grants to quality local community projects and groups,” Paul said.

The grants are offered to not-for-profit organisations in the Buderim community, or not-for-profit Sunshine Coast community organisations that are able to provide services to the Buderim community.

For more information on the Buderim Foundation or the 2011 grants program, please visit, www.buderimfoundation.org.au.

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