Grant applications sought as Buderim Foundation’s 2017 program gets underway

The Buderim Foundation’s 2017Community Grants Program gets underway on Friday June 2. Now in its tenth consecutive year, eligible community groups benefitting the Buderim community are encouraged to apply for grants up to $10,000.

Lisa Edward, Chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee said that this year, successful grant applicants were likely to share a total grant pool of approximately $60,000.

The 2017 grants will be in addition to more than $340,000 already granted to more than 60 community groups since the Foundation’s grants program began in 2008.

Ms. Edward said “Grant giving to community organisations is the Foundation’s core business and is at the very heart of its purpose. We are delighted that grants will once again flow to the community for a wide range of worthy community initiatives.”

“Our policies and guidelines for the 2017 round are user-friendly the application process is quite straight forward. We believe this makes it easier for volunteer-run organisations to apply,” said Ms. Edward.

“Everything you need to know about applying for a Buderim Foundation grant can be found in the Grant Application Guide on our website.  We are encouraging organisations to visit our website to check the guidelines to see if they are eligible:

Eligible applicants will need to apply online using the user-friendly application form. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, July 14.

Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2017 annual community grants  celebration on Saturday, September 9.

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The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation whose purpose is to build a stronger Buderim community by harnessing the power of giving. It does this by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects. More information can be found on our website –

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