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 over $550,000 to 80 community organisations in the 4556 postcode area.

More growth = more grants = more smiles!

In September 2019, a large crowd of Buderim residents attended the grants celebration and family fun day held in the garden between Craft Cottage and the Buderim Memorial Hall. A total of $82,467 was awarded to 19 community organisations.  There were lots of smiles!

The 2019 Grant recipients were: 

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Assoc Inc – QF6 Mooloolaba -$ 2,760 for an automated external defibrillator
Buderim Amateur Theatre Company Inc (BATS) -$ 2,120 for headsets to improve communications
Buderim Craft Cottage Association Inc -$ 3,000 for renovation of main workroom kitchen
Buderim Cricket Club -$ 1,252 for clubhouse painting
Buderim Guides -$ 9,349 to repair stairs and to purchase camping equipment
Buderim Kindergarten -$ 1,525 for a new refrigerator
Buderim Men’s Shed -$ 4,300 for security systems
Buderim Pony Club -$ 2,000 to replace perimeter fences
Buderim Uniting Church -$ 1,000 for outdoor play equipment
Connect Community Plus Kids Inc -$ 9,000 for a software program to assist mentoring
Fusion Australia Sunshine Coast -$ 10,000 for a mobile youth drop-in hub
Headland Buderim Croquet Club -$ 4,685 for kitchen modifications and renovation
LifeFlight Foundation -$ 8,872 for a generator for use during power outages
Maroochydore State Emergency Service -$ 1,200 for a ladder loader to move equipment on response vehicles
Oriana Arts Inc -$ 750 for sheet music of Australian Bush Songs
Sunshine Coast Archery Club Inc -$ 3,000 for an electrical upgrade  to the hall
Sunshine FM Radio Association Incorporated -$ 7,604 for a technology upgrade
The Compass Institute -$ 6,050 for a new outdoor dining and recreation area at their farm
Wishlist – Sunshine Coast Health Foundation -$ 4,000 for BreastScreen Queensland lighting and sensory distraction

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. A BWMCA sub-fund was established and interest valued at $35,386 has been returned to the BWMCA in the seven years from 2013 to 2019. The BWMCA  applied for and received its first grant in 2018 bringing the total to $37,586.

 

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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