The Grants Process

Donations to the Buderim Foundation are pooled and carefully invested and income from the investments is used to make grants available to not-for-profit community organisations that provide a service to residents in the 4556 postcode area. Certain criteria apply and grants are awarded to projects that relate to eight areas of interest:

•  Protecting and preserving our natural environment
•  Assisting people in need to live healthy and fulfilling lives
•  Adding richness and diversity to local artistic and cultural endeavours
•  Increasing learning opportunities across all age groups
•  Celebrating and showcasing our heritage and local history
•  Encouraging and supporting those with sporting and other recreation interests
•  Strengthening the social fabric of the community
•  Supporting youth in our community.

In the ten years from 2008 to 2017 the Buderim Foundation has awarded grants worth more than $404,000 to 69 Buderim community organisations, many of whom have received multiple grants. As a result of sound investment of Foundation funds, the amount of money available for grants has increased each year since the first grant round in 2008 justifying the Foundation’s mantra of:

More growth = more grants = more smiles!

On 9 September 2017, more than 200 people attended the grants celebration and family fun day held in the garden between Craft Cottage and the Buderim War Memorial Hall. A total of $64,000 was awarded to 17 community organisations… the largest amount of money and the largest number of recipients in the Foundation’s history. There were lots of smiles!

The 2017 grant recipients were:

  • Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Inc – $1,485 for a flammable substances storage unit.
  • Buderim Community Kindergarten and Preschool – $4,000 for their Wintergarden Safe-Shaded Space Project
  • Buderim Concert Band – $1,000 for musical scores and instruction manuals
  • Buderim Cricket Club – $4,000 for a new oval scoreboard
  • Buderim Horse and Pony Club – $5,000 to go towards providing a safe environment for their horses and members at the Ballinger Park Sports Complex.
  • Buderim Men’s Shed – $2,711 for an industrial cutting guide and router bench top
  • Buderim Wanderers Football Club – $4,000 for electronic scoreboard
  • Buderim War Memorial Community Organisation – $6,145 towards hall floor refurbishments.
  • Fusion Sunshine Coast – $3,630 for an air conditioning upgrade for Alcooringa Centre
  • Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir – $688 for purchase of sheet music for the Youth Choir
  • Suncoast Clippers – $4,000 towards construction of an outside quarter Basketball Court for public use
  • SunnyKids Inc – $10,000 to run the SunnyKids Mentoring Through Sport program at Buderim Mountain and Mountain Creek State Schools
  • Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra – $640 for a Christmas String Workshop and Concert for school children
  • Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled Association – $8,202 for replacement and upgrade of arena equipment
  • Sunshine FM – $3,000 for the purchase of on-air delay facility for monitoring and control
  • Team ADEM – $1,817 for the purchase of a dedicated Team ADEM laptop computer
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Barbarians Rugby Club – $4,000 for a rugby skills program for Buderim children

Grant recipients 2008 – 2017

Adopt a Digger – $3,175
Alzheimer’s Australia – $6,320
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Inc – $1,485
Barbarians University Rugby Club – $4,000
Bloomhill Cancer Help – $1,400
Buderim Community Kindergarten and Preschool – $5,717 (2 grants)
Buderim Concert Band – $6,090 (4 grants)
Buderim Contract Bridge Club Inc. – $5,400
Buderim Craft Cottage – $5,633 (2 grants)
Buderim Cricket Club – $5,186 (2 grants)
Buderim Garden Club – $1,000
Buderim Girl Guides Support Group – $2,755
Buderim Horse and Pony Club – $5,000
Buderim Historical Society – $4,035 (3 grants)
Buderim Kindy & Preschool Assn. – $4,000
Buderim Library Association Inc. – $1,090
Buderim Lions Club – $3,240 (2 grants)
Buderim Male Choir – $10,706 (3 grants)
Buderim Men’s Shed – $5,525 (4 grants)
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $12,628 (5 grants)
Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Association – $7,054 (2 grants)
Buderim Rebels Hockey Club – $2,993
Buderim Sails – $8,739 (2 grants)
Buderim Scout Group – $10,160 (2 grants)
Buderim Wanderers Football Club – $4,000
Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) – totaling $39,505
Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation – $1,120
CareFlight Rescue – $6,695
The Carers Foundation – $9,790
Coastal Caring Clowns – $600
EJ Foote War Memorial Sanctuary – $7,865 (3 grants)
4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc – $3,654 (2 grants)
Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens – $9,700 (2 grants)
Fusion Australia (Sunshine Coast) – $23,059 (7 grants)
Headland-Buderim Croquet Club Inc. – $3,840 (2 grants)
Hear and Say – $11,000 (2 grants)
Hot Ginger Chorus – $1,220.00
IFYS Inc. – $8,898
Maroochydore State Emergency Service – $3,675 (2 grants)
Maroochy Waterwatch Inc. – $3,500
Martins Creek Headwaters Action Group Inc. – $5,900 (2 grants)
Mons Playgroup Centre – $3,581
Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland – $4,000
Oriana Arts Inc. – $1,000
QCWA – $3,000
Rotary Club of Buderim – $4,000
2nd Light Horse Regiment, Woombye Troop – $1,764
St Marks Anglican Church – $400
Suncare Community Services Inc – $4,650
Suncoast Clippers – $4,000
Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc – $3,400
Suncoasters Square Dance Club – $6,352 (2 grants)
SunnyKids – $14,800 (2 grants)
Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers Inc. – $1,509
Sunshine Coast Hockey – $2,600
Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir – $688
Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Inc. – $12,482 (2 grants)
Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra -$640
Sunshine FM Radio Assoc. Inc – $7,220 (3 grants)
Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership – $6,000 (2 grants)
Sustainable Partnerships Australia – $20,732
Sunshine Coast Square Dance Centre Inc. – $6,352 (2 grants)
Sunshine FM Radio Association Inc. – $1,595
Sunshine Statesmen Barber Shop Chorus – $1,172
Team Adem – $3,295 (2 grants)
United Synergies – $2,400
University of the Sunshine Coast Barbarians Rugby Club – $4,000
University of the Third Age (U3A) – $679
Youth Insearch Foundation – $10,000

 



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