The Grants Process

Grants update: on 15 September 2018 at Buderim Village Park, the Foundation distributed grants worth $75,586 to 23 community organisations. 

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 139 grants worth $459,443 to 77 community organisations in the 4556 postcode area. 

More growth = more grants = more smiles!

On 15 September 2018, a large crowd of Buderim residents attended the grants celebration and family fun day held in Buderim Village Park. A total of $75,586 was awarded to 23 community organisations… the largest amount of money and the largest number of grant recipients in the Foundation’s history.  There were lots of smiles!

The 2017 grant recipients were:
• Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Inc – $2,535 for training equipment
• Beautiful You Program – $4,700 for a specially designed marquee
• Buderim Community Kindergarten – $1,000 for car park lighting
• Buderim Historical Society – $2,800 for secure storage of historical records
• Buderim Male Choir – $1,185 for PA sound system and recording platform
• Buderim Theatre Company Incorp (BATS) – $1,000 for costume equipment
• Buderim United Church Soccer Club Inc – $1,500 for mobile goals and marquee
• BWMCA – $2,200 for replacement community signage
• Chancellor State College P&C Association – $2,500 for dedicated order processing computer
• Goodlife Community Swim Club – $2,300 for Club Night equipment
• Headland Golf Club – $2,000 for equipment for SWING, a Start Women IN Golf program
• Hot Ginger Chorus – $1,292 for a Fifties Fever concert
• Life Flight Foundation – $8,967 for a Hydraulic Patient Heli-Trolley
• Maroochydore SES Auxiliary – $2,786 for response and training equipment
• St Mark’s Anglican Church – $2,300 for an Automated External Defibrillator
• Stone SeeSaw – $2,000 for equipment to support the Home Heroes Program
• Story Dogs Ltd – $670 for 45 children’s picture books to support Story Dogs reading sessions
• Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway – $7,057 for design and print of 100 books
• The Carer’s Foundation – $3,000 for Health Renewal Program for carers
• The Compass Institute – $8,000 for a Beach Safety and Awareness Program
• The Legacy Club of Brisbane Limited – $2,000 for Sunshine Coast Remembrance Day Concert
• Scouts Association of Qld, Buderim Branch – $9,928 for repairs to Buderim Scout Den
• Wishlist (Sunshine Coast Health Foundation) – $2980 for Interview Room / Comfort Suite

Grant recipients 2008 – 2017

Adopt a Digger – $3,175
Alzheimer’s Australia – $6,320
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Inc – $1,485
BATS Theatre Company – $4000
Bloomhill Cancer Help – $1,400
Buderim Community Kindergarten and Preschool – $9,717 (3 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 – $2,935 (3 grants)
Buderim Library Association Inc. – $1,090
Buderim Lions Club – $3,240 (2 grants)
Buderim Male Choir – $10,706 (3 grants)
Buderim Men’s Shed – $8,236 (3 grants)
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $12,628 (5 grants)
Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Association – $7,054 (3 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
BWMCA – $25,395 (5 grants)*
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. – $3,480 (2 grants)
Hear and Say – $11,000 (2 grants)
Hot Ginger Chorus – $1,220
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 (2 grants)
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 – $9,000 (2 grants)
University of the Third Age (U3A) – $679 (2 grants)
Youth Insearch Foundation – $10,000

BWMCA Grants
The BWMCA received interest on the BWMCA sub-fund prior to their first registered grant in 2013. The five grants from 2013 to 2017 amounts to $25,395 as listed above.

 



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