Is it just me or does everyone love giving away money?
This week, Sundale Community Foundation launches another round of grants for charities operating in Nambour and surrounds and we’re looking for applications.
Sundale Community Foundation is an extension of the aged care provider Sundale. After fifty years serving the elders of the Sunshine Coast, Sundale gifted one million dollars to set up the Foundation. That money was invested to generate income, and SCF uses those profits to invest in community projects.
On top of the money generated by the Sundale nest egg, this year we are very excited to announce we have a $5000 grant available from Ken Mills Toyota as well as $5000 from Sundale Limited, the aged care provider.
We’d love to attract more grants like the partnerships with Ken Mills and Sundale. If you’re a business with a connection to Nambour, Sundale Community Foundation can connect you with worthy projects in the area.
We have modelled ourselves on The Buderim Foundation which has been operating for more than a decade and has distributed almost half a million dollars to projects within the 4556 postcode, Sundale Community Foundation hopes to be similarly successful.
If you’re a registered charity, our 2018 grants round opens next week. It doesn’t matter how big or small a project is, we might be able to help.
The Foundation targets charities advancing health, education, social and or public welfare, culture and the natural environment, but we encourage any organisation providing benefit to the public to get in touch. We don’t ask organisations to jump through any major hoops. Our grant criteria are very clear, just make sure you read the notes and tailor your application to meet the requirements. Remember, you must be a registered charity, but we have made the process easy, applicants don’t have to write us a novel, just outline the project and if we have any questions we’ll ask.
Last year we funded a range of fantastic projects in Nambour. We put power to the woodworking shed at Compass Institute in Palmwoods as well as buying a new air compressor and sawdust extractor. We gave money to the 2nd Nambour Scouts Group to improve ventilation and upgrade youth facilities. Palmwoods Warriors Football Club needed new green jersey’s for their goal keepers and Brookes Street Nambour Community Kindergarten bought new computers and other technology.
And Ken Mills Toyota grant recipients included Bli Bli State School which set up native bees in their gardens and Sunshine Valley Men’s Shed which bought a new whipper snipper. River Road Equine Assisted Learning ran a program for a group of Nambour State College students.
We have even more money to distribute this year and we would love to hear about your worthy Nambour and districts project.
Applications close at the end of August.
For more information visit www.sundalecommunityfoundation.org.au.