The Grants Process

Background

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.

Grants were first awarded in 2008 and since then the Buderim Foundation has awarded a total of $636,942 to 82 community organisations supporting the 4556 postcode area.

More growth = more grants = more smiles!

In 2020 the grants celebration was held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall. The crowd was smaller as a result of Covid pandemic restrictions but the organisations receiving awards were extremely happy. A total of $85,022 was awarded to 20 community-based organisations.  There were lots of smiles!

The 2020 grant recipients were: 

Beulah Community – $2,200 for tracks and statue in Buderim Forest Nature Refuge
Bloomhill Cancer Care – $7,991 for Family Cancer Care and Play Therapy Program
Buderim Billiards & Snooker Club – $1,000 for refurbishment and furniture
Buderim Craft Cottage Association Inc. – $5,000 for an upgrade of fire-door ramp and shed
Buderim Dementia Alliance – $3,000 for Information Brochure
Buderim Horse and Pony Club Inc – $1,365 for new signs and tools to maintain the site
Buderim Lions Club – $3,073 for refrigerator and defibrillator
Buderim Male Choir – $2,500 for music storage upgrade
Buderim Men’s Shed – $2,360 for cooling fans for kitchen break out area
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $10,000 for new musical instruments
Buderim Scout Group – $10,000 for repairs and maintenance to the den
Buderim Wanderers Football Club Inc – $5,041 for canteen plant and equipment
Chancellor State College P&C Association – $548 for Pace for Paediatrics Program
Compass Inc – $7,000 for Bullying Prevention Program
Eric Joseph Foote War Memorial Sanctuary Assoc. – $749 for replacement line trimmer
4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc. – $2,200 for fencing to create a dog rehabilitation and exercise area
LifeFlight Foundation – $9,060 for Project Renovation Rescue
Maroochydore SES – $2,534 for enhanced first aid training for local SES volunteers
Sunshine Coast Hockey Association – $3,035 for safe seating
Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled RDA Inc. – $6,363 for Solar System Project

Grant recipients 2008 – 2019

Adopt a Digger – $3,175
Alzheimer’s Australia – $6,320
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Inc – $6,780 (3 grants)
BATS Theatre Company – $7,120 (3 grants)
Beautiful You Program – $4,700
Bloomhill Cancer Help – $1,400
Buderim Community Kindergarten and Preschool – $12,242 (5 grants)
Buderim Concert Band – $6,090 (4 grants)
Buderim Contract Bridge Club Inc. – $5,400
Buderim Craft Cottage – $8,633 (3 grants)
Buderim Cricket Club – $6,438 (3 grants)
Buderim Garden Club – $1,000
Buderim Girl Guides Support Group – $12,104 (2 grants)
Buderim Horse and Pony Club – $7,000 (2 grants)
Buderim Historical Society – $5,735 (4 grants)
Buderim Library Association Inc. – $1,090
Buderim Lions Club – $3,240 (2 grants)
Buderim Male Choir – $11,891 (4 grants)
Buderim Men’s Shed – $12,536 (4 grants)
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $12,628 (5 grants)
Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Association – $15,011 (4 grants)
Buderim Rebels Hockey Club – $2,993
Buderim Sails – $8,739 (2 grants)
Buderim Scout Group – $20,088 (3 grants)
Buderim Uniting Church – $1,000
Buderim Uniting Church Soccer Club Inc – $1,500
Buderim Wanderers Football Club – $4,000
BWMCA – $2,200*
Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation – $1,120
CareFlight Rescue – $6,695
Carers Foundation – $12,790 (2 grants)
Chancellor State College P&C Association – $2,500
Coastal Caring Clowns – $600
Connect Community Plus Kids Inc – $9,000
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) – $33,059 (8 grants)
Goodlife Community Swim Club – $2,300
Headland-Buderim Croquet Club Inc. – $8,165 (3 grants)
Headland Golf Club – $2,000
Hear and Say – $11,000 (2 grants)
Hot Ginger Chorus – $2,512 (2 grants)
IFYS Inc. – $8,898
Life Flight Foundation – $17,839 (2 grants)
Maroochydore State Emergency Service – $7,661 (4 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. – $1,750 (2 grants)
QCWA – $3,000
Rotary Club of Buderim – $4,000
2nd Light Horse Regiment, Woombye Troop – $1,764
St Marks Anglican Church – $2,700 (2 grants)
Stone SeeSaw – $2,000
Story Dogs Ltd – $675
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 Archery Club – $3,000
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 – $14,824 (4 grants)
Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership – $6,000 (2 grants)
Sustainable Partnerships Australia – $20,732 (2 grants)
Sunshine Statesmen Barber Shop Chorus – $1,172
Team Adem – $3,295 (2 grants)
The Compass Institute – $14,050 (2 grants)
The Legacy Club of Brisbane Limited – $2,000
United Synergies – $2,400
University of the Sunshine Coast Barbarians Rugby Club – $9,000 (2 grants)
University of the Third Age (U3A) – $679 (2 grants)
Wishlist (Sunshine Coast Health Foundation) – $6,980 (2 grants)
Youth Insearch Foundation – $10,000

* BWMCA Funding
The idea of establishing a foundation in Buderim started within the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) in 2001. In 2005, a BWMCA sub-fund was established within the Foundation and $35,386 in interest from this fund has been returned to the BWMCA in the seven years from 2013 to 2019. The BWMCA  applied for, and received, its first grant of $2,200 in 2018.

Grant for SunnyKids Mentoring in Sport Program.

Buderim Foundation grant for SunnyKids Mentoring in Sport Program

Check out the results of just one of the Buderim Foundation grants from last year, with SunnyKids providing a Mentoring through Sport Program with Awesome Wilson Boxing at Buderim Mountain State School. #philanthrophy #Buderim #SunshineCoast #grants #community

Posted by Buderim Foundation on Thursday, 23 March 2017



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