If you’re involved in a local charity or not-for-profit group that could use some extra funding to help to deliver critical support to our communities, then the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation’s 2021 grant round could be just right for you.

Since it was founded in 1997, with the help of Sunshine Coast philanthropist and humanitarian Sir Clem Renouf, former Queensland Premier Mike Ahern AO and Bill Taylor of Big Pineapple fame, the SCCF has helped local charities with grants totalling $303,000.

This year the SCCF is offering four grants, of between $8000 to $10,000 each, to help Sunshine Coast groups deliver projects that support the most vulnerable members of our community.

Previous projects to receive funding include providing school supplies for children affected by domestic violence, wheelchair access for a social enterprise nursery, a hospice CCTV system, and the purchase of a double horse float for an animal-assisted therapy program for people with a disability.

SCCF chair Dr Caroline Osbourne said the next round of grants are particularly important given the tough we have all had.

 “2020 has been an incredibly hard year for families and communities on the Sunshine Coast, which is why the 2019 Sunshine Coast Community Foundation Grants have never been more important,” Caroline said.

“This year, we are excited to announce that we have increased the dollar value of our grants.”

“We want to hear from charities and community organisations that have an amazing project or idea to assist local people and communities and are looking for funding.

“We will grant between $8,000 -$10,000 each for up to four projects that can demonstrate impact for our community.”

The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation is part of the Queensland Community Foundation which manages an annual regional grants program that has distributed more than  $30 million dollars in grants throughout Queensland since its inception in 1997.

All donations to the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation are pooled and invested, with the income from the fund granted only to charities operating on the Sunshine Coast.

To apply for a grant or to find out how to help build the capacity of the SCCF and ‘give where you live’ contact QCF on 3360 3854, or visit the website at or email 

All donations are tax-deductible