Grants of up to $10,000 available to local community organisations thanks to Buderim Foundation

The Buderim Foundation is opening applications for its annual Community Grants Program for 2024, with grants of up to $10,000 available for local organisations with initiatives that make a positive impact on the local Buderim community.

Buderim Foundation 2023 grants recipients

Applications open on Monday, 20th May to organisations serving the local Buderim community, and eligible applicants will need to apply before Monday 1st July 2024.

Buderim Foundation Grants Committee Chair Linda Bolton said the application process details and 2024 guidelines will be available on the website, with successful applicants to be announced at the Foundation’s 2024 annual Community Grants Celebration on Sunday 15th September.

“The Buderim Foundation is here to assist our local community organisations to provide for those living in our community.

“For our Community Grants program, projects need to directly benefit residents within the Buderim area, with a diverse range of areas of interest from protecting our natural environment to supporting youth in our community,” Ms Bolton said.

“Each year, the program attracts a great deal of interest. Last year, more than $97,000 in grants were awarded to 21 local organisations, bringing the total amount distributed over 16 years to over $829,767 to 97 different community organisations.”

Ms Bolton said it was only through the continued 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 community, we strive to support and encourage positive initiatives that include 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.”

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for everyone who lives in the Buderim area by harnessing the power of giving.

The Foundation works by professionally investing all donations and bequests. The earnings from these investments are redistributed to the community via an annual grants program open to not-for-profit community organisations that provide a service and support to residents in the Buderim area.

In addition, the Foundation manages the Thompson Charitable Fund which provides grants to organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness and financial hardship across the whole Sunshine Coast.

To find out more and apply for this year’s Grants Program, visit to see if your organisation is eligible and to download the Grant Application Guide. Grant applications need to be submitted online by Monday 1st July 2024.

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