100% Locally Owned, Independent and Free

100% Locally Owned, Independent and Free

Funding boosts of almost $139K to help 'build stronger, healthier and happier communities'

Do you have a news tip? Click here to send to our news team.

Photo of the day: rise and shine

"So lovely to see the sun. Lots of fishing boats out and about." Penny Robertson snapped this photo from the Castaways Beach carpark. If you More

Champions crowned on wild weekend at The Aussies

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships came to a thrilling conclusion at Maroochydore during the weekend, when the best athletes came to the fore More

Foodie festival line-up promises to tantalise tastebuds

The program for the Sunshine Coast’s premier food and drink festival has been revealed, with a riverside showcase of beers and spirits among the More

Sami Muirhead: fond memories of the 1990s

Natalie Imbruglia and I go way back. Many of us loved her when she played Beth Brennan in TV soap opera Neighbours. That was in 1992 More.

‘Huge mess’: jewellery store targeted by ram raid

A century-old Coast jewellers has praised the community for its support after the business was targeted by an early morning ram raid. K. Smith and More

Your say: highway upgrade, bank relocation and more

Do you have an opinion to share? Submit a Letter to the Editor at Sunshine Coast News via news@sunshinecoastnews.com.au. You must include your name More

Nine Sunshine Coast charities will share in almost $139,000 in grants from the state’s largest philanthropic organisation.

An education scholarship provider, a food supplier and an entertainment group are among those set to benefit from the latest round of the Queensland Gives Regional Fund program.

Funding will support organisations running health, hospice, child and youth-focused projects on the Sunshine Coast.

The money builds on the $371,202 going to charities operating within the region through the recently announced Queensland Gives Organisational Capacity Building grants program.

Financial boost

  • Altitude Scholarships – $30,000 to help young people reach their full potential.
  • Oz Harvest Ltd – $23,500 for van refrigeration to improve food rescue efficiency.
  • Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company Inc – $23,340.66 to resurface and upgrade car parking.
  • SmartPups Assistance Dogs for Special Needs Children – $19,000 to upgrade kennel facilities.
  • The Range Community Kindergarten – $12,100 to support the kindy’s Energy Independence project.
  • Autism Camp Australia Ltd – $11,688 to buy IT equipment and carry out IT system upgrades.
  • Katie Rose Cottage Hospice Ltd – $8080 to upgrade training and service equipment.
  • SunnyKids Ltd – $6704 for new beds at their crisis accommodation facilities.
  • Kidney Support Network – $4196 for a new op-shop sales system.

Queensland Gives CEO Tara Castle said every dollar provided to each charity would help create stronger, happier and healthier communities throughout the Sunshine Coast.

“Queensland Gives supports hundreds of different charities throughout the state every year and, under our latest regional fund round, more than $240,000 in grants will be shared amongst dozens of charities doing incredible work across the state,” she said via a media release.

The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company will benefit from a funding boost of more than $23,000.

“I’m particularly pleased about the broad range of Sunshine Coast organisations that will receive support under this round, to keep forging ahead with the great work they do in building stronger, healthier and happier communities.

“The unique structure and purpose of Queensland Gives allows us to be a secure, permanent and perpetual source of funding for charities, which in turn gives them the ongoing security of knowing they can continue to fund their community-focused programs.

Do you have an opinion to share? Submit a Letter to the Editor at Sunshine Coast News via news@sunshinecoastnews.com.au. You must include your name and suburb.

“All donations to Queensland Gives – large or small – have long-term benefits for charities throughout the state and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

“Donations and bequests are invested, and the dividends are then distributed every year amongst hundreds of worthy charities across the state.

“In effect, anyone who donates to Queensland Gives is giving to Queenslanders for generations to come.”

SmartPups will receive $19,000 to upgrade kennel facilities.

This financial year, Queensland Gives will distribute more than $5 million to charity organisations, with its unique model ensuring ongoing and permanent income streams for some of Queensland’s most worthy charities.

Help keep independent and fair Sunshine Coast news coming by subscribing to our FREE daily news feed. All it requires is your name and email at the bottom of this article.

[scn_go_back_button] Return Home

Subscribe to SCN’s daily news email

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.