Community grants of up to $10,000 will be available to local organisations as part of the Buderim Foundation 2022 Community Grants program, which is now open for applications.
Applications are open to organisations serving the local 4556 community and eligible applicants will need to apply online before 3rd July.
Buderim Foundation Grants Committee chair Rebecca Ramsay said the application process was easily completed online and successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2021 annual community grants celebration on Sunday 11th September.
“The projects need to directly benefit residents within the 4556 postcode area,” Mrs Ramsay said.
“Each year the program attracts a lot of interest. Last year, $70,000 in grants were awarded to 14 local organisations, taking the total amount distributed over 14 years to over $670,000.”
Mrs Ramsay 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 and 4556 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 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 www.buderimfoundation.org.au/grants/buderim-foundation-community-grants/ to see if your organisation is eligible and to download the Grant Application Guide. Grant applications need to be submitted online by 3rd July.
The projects that were awarded grants last year included:
Buderim Men’s Shed: Shade Sail for Outdoor Covered area – $8,771.00
The Compass Institute: Supporting the Compass Garden Cafe to Grow and Thrive – $5,897.00
Playgroup Queensland Limited:Improved Inclusive Access to Community Hub – $8,309.00
LifeFlight Foundation: New Aspida Flight Helmets to support Medical Crew – $6,972.00
Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Inc: Nipper Boards – $2,730.00
Wishlist Smileyscope, a better way to manage fear around medical procedures – $10,000.00
Buderim Theatre Company Incorporated (BATS): Theatre Computer purchase. Supply of theatre step units – $2,400.00
Buderim Contract Bridge Club: Chairs for relocation – $5,940.00
Buderim Rebels Hockey Club Inc.: Managing More Members – $2,620.00
DV Safe Phone Ltd: Drop Boxes as a part of A Community Approach to Supporting Domestic Violence Victims: 4556 Postcode Pilot Project – $9,200.00
Headland Buderim Croquet Club: A digital framework to meet the electronic demands of today’s world – $2,849.00
Maroochydore SES: Operational Response Equipment, Saws – $1,500.00
Buderim Bowls Club Inc.: Play Area Fit out – $1,700.00