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 – 2020

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
Beulah Community – $2,200
Bloomhill Cancer Care – $9,391 (2 grants)
Buderim Billiards Club – $1,000
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 – $13,633 (4 grants)
Buderim Cricket Club – $6,438 (3 grants)
Buderim Dementia Alliance – $3,000
Buderim Garden Club – $1,000
Buderim Girl Guides Support Group – $12,104 (2 grants)
Buderim Horse and Pony Club – $8,365 (3 grants)
Buderim Historical Society – $5,735 (4 grants)
Buderim Library Association Inc. – $1,090
Buderim Lions Club – $6,313 (3 grants)
Buderim Male Choir – $14,391 (5 grants)
Buderim Men’s Shed – $14,896 (5 grants)
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $22,628 (6 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 – $30,088 (4 grants)
Buderim Uniting Church – $1,000
Buderim Uniting Church Soccer Club Inc – $1,500
Buderim Wanderers Football Club – $9,041 (2 grants)
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 – $3,048 (2 grants)
Coastal Caring Clowns – $600
Connect Community Plus Kids Inc – $9,000
EJ Foote War Memorial Sanctuary – $8,614 (4 grants)
4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc – $5,854 (3 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 – $26,899 (3 grants)
Maroochydore State Emergency Service – $10,195 (5 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 – $5,635 (2 grants)
Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir – $688
Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Inc. – $10,643 (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 – $21,050 (3 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 $37,586 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.



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