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Grant applications sought as Buderim Foundation’s 2016 program gets underway

The Buderim Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program gets underway on Friday June 24. Now in its ninth consecutive year, eligible community groups benefitting the Buderim community are encouraged to apply for grants up to $10,000.

Lisa Edward, Chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee said that this year, successful grant applicants were likely to share a total grant pool of approximately $60,000.

The 2016 grants will be in addition to more than $220,000 already granted to 54 community groups since the Foundation’s grants program began in 2008.

Ms. Edward said “Grant giving to community organisations is the Foundation’s core business and is at the very heart of its purpose. We are delighted that grants will once again flow to the community for a wide range of worthy community initiatives.”

“We have reviewed our policies and guidelines for the 2016 round and have introduced a more user-friendly application process which we believe will make it easier for volunteer-run organisations to apply,” said Ms. Edward.

“Everything you need to know about applying for a Buderim Foundation grant can be found in the Grant Application Guide on our website. We are encouraging organisations to visit our website to check the guidelines to see if they are eligible.

www.buderimfoundation.org.au/grants/how-to-apply/

Eligible applicants will need to apply online using the user-friendly application form. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, 29 July.

Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2016 annual Good News event on Sunday, September 18.

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects. Please donate today on our website.

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