The Sundale Community Foundation offers an opportunity for organisations providing service delivery within Nambour and it’s surrounding areas to apply for a grant.
To be considered for a grant, the applicant will need to demonstrate how it meets one the following criteria.
Improved outcomes for
- People who are homeless and / or at risk of homelessness.
- Children and young people (0 – 18 years).
- Indigenous Australians.
- Racial and ethnic minorities.
- People experiencing mental illness.
- People experiencing chronic conditions.
- People experiencing disability.
- Other individuals in need.
What you need to know
Open: 16th July (each year)
Closes: 31st August (each year)
Submit your application via online form
How to apply
- Application Form is available as an online form at the link provided on this website.
- Submit one application for one project per annum for a project that must be completed within that year.
- All applications must meet the Foundation’s eligibility criteria – see criteria below.
- All applications must be completed in full and all information in the application must be true and accurate.
- Funding will be made through a single competitive grant process.
- The maximum grant will be: $10,000
- The Foundation may make a grant on the basis of a shared financial arrangement. This ensures the applicant has an important stake in the project.
- No applications are considered after the closing date.
- All applications are to be written in English, signed, dated and made by a legal entity.
- Part funding will be considered where an applicant can demonstrate access to co-funding to the Board’s satisfaction
Please make sure you read the funding objectives and specific exclusions for each of the program areas.
The applicant must be a legal entity in Australia and with a current Australian Business Number (ABN) and must fall into one or more of the following categories:
- A not-for-profit community organisation.
- A registered charity with the Australian Tax Office (ATO)
- Endorsed by the ATO as deductable Gift Recipient.
- An educational institution.
Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding:
- For-profit organisations.
- Government entities.
- Applicants that do not have enough revenue to cover their operating costs and all debts as they fall due.
- Applicants that have received a Sundale Foundation Grant in the past and who not acquitted their funds.
Activities that the foundation will not support.
- Anything considered illegal, highly risky or ethically questionable.
- Budget deficits, repayment of loans, business loans.
- Fundraising campaigns, overseas or domestic appeals or sponsorship.
- Gift or gift cards.
- Overseas or domestic travel.
- Religious or political activity.
- Funds for investment or organisational reserves.
- A project or activity that provides private or personal benefit eg the purchase of equipment, services or a vehicle for individual use.
- Activities without all necessary Government approvals (where necessary for the proposed project).
- Project management fees and / or project contingency costs.
- General operating expenses for organisations including salaries / wages and on costs.
- Funding for staff or member social events.
- Staff training and / or conferences other than in exceptional circumstances.
- Educational programs or resources unless the project responds to a community need and provides community benefit.
Assessment of applications
- Alignment to the Foundations mission.
- The Board will specifically look for projects that have a well-defined need in the community and that will have a broad community impact.
- Applicants may be required to attend a Grant’s Committee meeting of the Foundation to present and explain how their project supports the Foundation’s mission.’
- All applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their application where it is successful or otherwise.