Buderim Foundation will soon be opening their 2020 Grants Programs for applications, with up to $10,000 each available to community organisations serving the local 4556 community.
Applications open on Friday 5th June, and eligible applicants will need to apply online before Friday 10th July. Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2020 annual community grants celebration on Saturday 12th September.
This year grants can be used for projects, or organisational operational costs, that directly benefits residents within the 4556 postcode area.
The Buderim Foundations Grant application program attracted a lot of interest last year, and $82,467 in grants was awarded to 19 local organisations, taking the total amount distributed over 12 years to over $550,000. The projects that were awarded grants last years included:
- Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Assoc Inc – QF6 Mooloolaba – $ 2,760 for an automated external defibrillator
- Buderim Amateur Theatre Company Inc (BATS) – $ 2,120 for headsets to improve communications
- Buderim Craft Cottage Association Inc – $ 3,000 for renovation of main workroom kitchen
- Buderim Cricket Club – $ 1,252 for clubhouse painting
- Buderim Guides – $ 9,349 to repair stairs and to purchase camping equipment
- Buderim Kindergarten – $ 1,525 for a new refrigerator
- Buderim Men’s Shed – $ 4,300 for security systems
- Buderim Pony Club – $ 2,000 to replace perimeter fences
- Buderim Uniting Church – $ 1,000 for outdoor play equipment
- Connect Community Plus Kids Inc – $ 9,000 for a software program to assist mentoring
- Fusion Australia Sunshine Coast – $ 10,000 for a mobile youth drop-in hub
- Headland Buderim Croquet Club – $ 4,685 for kitchen modifications and renovation
- LifeFlight Foundation – $ 8,872 for a generator for use during power outages
- Maroochydore State Emergency Service – $ 1,200 for a ladder loader to move equipment on response vehicles
- Oriana Arts Inc – $ 750 for sheet music of Australian Bush Songs
- Sunshine Coast Archery Club Inc – $ 3,000 for an electrical upgrade to the hall
- Sunshine FM Radio Association Incorporated – $ 7,604 for a technology upgrade
- The Compass Institute – $ 6,050 for a new outdoor dining and recreation area at their farm
- Wishlist – Sunshine Coast Health Foundation – $ 4,000 for BreastScreen Queensland lighting and sensory distraction suites
Foundation Grants Committee chair, Rebecca Ramsay said it was only through the generous support of donors that the Foundation was able to invest money, to generate returns that could be re-invested in the community each year through local organisations.
“By investing in organisations serving the Buderim and 4556 community, we strive to support, protect and encourage great purposes such as assisting people to live healthy and fulfilling lives, encouraging cultural endeavours, increasing learning opportunities, protecting and preserving our natural environment and supporting youth in our community.”
“This year we have extended our eligibility to include applications requesting support for operational costs. This may include rent, outgoings such as electricity or other specified bills.”
The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation which harnesses the power of giving by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects.
To find out more and apply for this year’s Grants Program visit http://www.buderimfoundation.org.au/grants/how-to-apply/ to see if your organisation is eligible and to download the Grant Application Guide. Grant applications need to be submitted online by Friday 10thJuly.