Buderim Foundations 2011 Grants Program deadline approaches

Time is running out to apply for the Buderim Foundation’s 2011 Grants Program.

Applications close on Friday, 29 July so get in fast to ensure you don’t miss out.  Those eligible include any local non-profit organisation that is able to provide services to the Buderim 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.

Buderim Foundations Grant Committee Chair, Leanne Evans said, “we have been heartened by the responses to this year’s program having received 12 responses so far from worthy Buderim organsations. My Committee are on stand by to help anyone with a last minute enquiry and to help with the application process”.

Last year the foundation made available a record total of $17,500 for its grants Program. 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.

“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.

The Buderim Foundation aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents, past and future. Since starting its Grants Program in 2008, sixteen local organisations have received grants totaling more than $44,000.

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

Application forms and grant guidelines can be found on the Buderim Foundation website. Successful applicants will be announced at the annual 2011 Good News Night on 16 September, with more details available closer to the date.

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

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